I am working on a project to install Bugzilla on a Ubutu 20 LTS server. I will go over all the steps that I’ve taken and the pitfalls that I have encountered.
What are the Bugzilla requirements?
I know I need the Apache web server and Mysql for sure, but there may be other requirements. I got those requirements from this page.
I was almost right. It turns out that Bugzilla needs a database server, a web server, and Perl.
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Install Apache web server
I used https://linuxhint.com/install_apache_web_server_ubuntu/ for a step by step procedure.
The process worked as described, with one exception. I was unable to view the web server from another machine on my network because I am using an Oracle VM VirtualBox. The server wasn’t reachable because the networking config in VirtualBox was set for NAT so I changed it to Bridged Adapter as described on this page. https://askubuntu.com/questions/52147/how-can-i-access-apache-on-virtualbox-guest-from-host
I then tested by pointing my web browser to http://serveripaddress and it showed the default apache page.
This step took a while to install all these things:
apt install libappconfig-perl libdate-calc-perl libtemplate-perl libmime-tools-perl build-essential libdatetime-timezone-perl libdatetime-perl libemail-sender-perl libemail-mime-perl libemail-mime-perl libdbi-perl libdbd-mysql-perl libcgi-pm-perl libmath-random-isaac-perl libmath-random-isaac-xs-perl libapache2-mod-perl2 libapache2-mod-perl2-dev libchart-perl libxml-perl libxml-twig-perl perlmagick libgd-graph-perl libtemplate-plugin-gd-perl libsoap-lite-perl libhtml-scrubber-perl libjson-rpc-perl libdaemon-generic-perl libtheschwartz-perl libtest-taint-perl libauthen-radius-perl libfile-slurp-perl libencode-detect-perl libmodule-build-perl libnet-ldap-perl libfile-which-perl libauthen-sasl-perl libfile-mimeinfo-perl libhtml-formattext-withlinks-perl libgd-dev libmysqlclient-dev graphviz sphinx-common rst2pdf libemail-address-perl libemail-reply-perl
This installation was successful as described.
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Install MariaDB database
Install MariaDB database
This worked as expected.
Pitfall 01: I forgot to edit the ./localconfig to change the database, username and password for mysql.
Pitfall 02: I do not have a group called apache. I edited ./localconfig to add the group to www-data.
$webservergroup = 'www-data';
Create Bugzilla Apache Site Configuration file
Pitfall 03: I do not have a ServerName configured in apache. Added this line:
Pitfall 04: apache needs a for CGI for perl. Added apache directive to use CGI.
AddHandler cgi-script .cgi .pl .py .rb
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