Bugzilla is a free open source bug-tracking system from Mozilla. It can be integrated into the source code management environments. After migrating from it into the Jira software few years ago, I wanted to install and give it another go.
All the details and screenshots are correct for below:
OS: Centos 7.5
Bugzille 5.0.4 latest stable release
Webserver: Apache 2.4
Before start, you need to decide where to download your resources. I usually have my resources in one place. Create a folder for it if you haven’t got one.
sudo yum update sudo yum install wget perl git cpan gcc
sudo yum install httpd
Atlassian’s recommended database engine for Jira is PostgreSQL. It is also easiest option to install because it doesn’t need extra steps to download Java connector separately.
The version that Centos7 repository includes at the moment is v9.2. It not supported by Atlassian products any more. So will need to use community repository the get the latest version of v9.6.
sudo yum install postgresql-server postgresql-devel
After installing the packages, you need to initialise and configure it.
sudo postgresql-setup initdb Initializing database ... OK
sudo systemctl enable postgresql sudo systemctl start postgresql
create and set-up database
sudo -u postgres -i -bash-4.2$ psql psql (9.6.9) Type "help" for help. postgres=# CREATE USER bugzilladbuser PASSWORD 'bugzilladbpassword'; postgres=# CREATE DATABASE bugzilladb WITH ENCODING 'UNICODE' LC_COLLATE 'C' LC_CTYPE 'C' TEMPLATE template0; postgres=# GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON DATABASE bugzilladb to bugzilladbuser; \q
configure authentication methods
default authentication method for local connections in PostgreSQL is
set to ‘ident’ that means it will get the operating system user name of
the client by contacting the
ident server on the client and check if it matches the requested database user name. You can read more on this on official PostgreSQL site.
As we are not planing to have a ident server this needs to be
updated. I use md5 method. You can consider other methods too depending
on the situation. All these settings resting in
pg_hba.conf file in data folder of the postgresql installation.
so need to do below:
sudo -u postgres -i -bash-4.2$ vim /var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_hba.conf
Update the line beginning with
host. It is towards the end of the file (line 82 in my case) the one starts with
host all all 127.0.0.1/32 ident
change it to:
host all all 127.0.0.1/32 md5
then restart the service.
Open firewall ports
Centos 7 now comes with
pre-installed and activated in some templates by default. You need to
open the needed ports to get access to the server through web browser.
First check the active zones:
firewall-cmd --get-active-zones public interfaces: eth0
then you can add the ports needed to the zones you want (public here)
sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=8080/tcp --permanent
reboot the system
Download and Install Bugzilla
sudo wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/webtools/bugzilla-5.0.4.tar.gz
sudo tar -xvf bugzilla-5.0.4.tar.gz
To check whether you have all the required modules, run:
If you have not already installed the necessary modules you can install all of them by this command:
sudo ./install-module.pl --all
sudo ./install-module.pl DBD::Pg
Allow few minutes for all modules to be installed. It is unattended so you can grab your coffee while it is doing its job 🙂
After installation complete, check the modules again:
./checksetup.pl last lines of the check should look like this
Now that you have installed Bugzilla, you should visit the 'Parameters'
page (linked in the footer of the Administrator account) to ensure it
is set up as you wish - this includes setting the 'urlbase' option to
the correct URL.
And that’s it!!