How to Install Redmine


We have an updated Virtualmin Pro installation on Centos 5.8 that has been in production for a good while.

I'm trying to install Redmine using the install scripts.

I know nothing of Ruby or Rails, sorry.

How do I install Redmine?

When I try, I get:


Found in cache ..

Installing Ruby Gem test-spec .. .. Gem install failed : ERROR: While executing gem ... (Gem::RemoteSourceException) HTTP Response 302


The first try reported no 'gcc' or 'make' installed, so I installed those two packages with YUM, then tried again.

See attachents.



Closed (fixed)


Unfortunately redmine is written in ruby, which has very fast-changing dependencies. The gem command in particular that is supplied with CentOS 5 may not even work anymore, due to changes in the Ruby gems repository server.

Your only option is to remove the CentOS-supplied ruby and gem packages, and install the latest versions from source. Or look into using a script other than redmine - those written in PHP have much less frequently changing dependencies.

Hi Jamie,

Unfortunately, that jives with what I was already thinking.



Yeah, there isn't much Virtualmin can do here, sorry ...