Table of Contents
- Getting Started
- Install LAMP
- Configure MariaDB Database
- Install MantisBT
- Configure Apache for Mantis
- Access MantisBT Web Interface
MantisBT is a free and open source web-based bug tracker system written in PHP that can be used to track software defects. It provides a simple and easy to use web-based interface for your application's bug tracking.
Some of the important features of MantisBT are listed below:
- Send notification via Email and RSS.
- Customize issue fields, notifications, and workflow.
- Provides powerful access control.
- Time tracking and source code integration.
- Easily integrates with other version control system.
In this tutorial, we will learn how to install MantisBT in CentOS 7 server.
- A server running CentOS 7.
- A non-root user with
First you will need to update your OS to the latest release and update the installed packages and repositories using below command:
sudo yum update -y
Once your system is up-to-date, you can proceed to the next step.
Before installing MantisBT, you will need to install a LAMP stack on your system.
You can install the stack by running the following command:
sudo yum install php httpd mariadb mariadb-server php-cli php-mysqli -y
Once all the packages are installed, start the Apache and MariaDB services then enable it to start on boot with the following commands:
sudo systemctl start httpd sudo systemctl start mariadb sudo systemctl enable httpd sudo systemctl enable mariadb
Please proceed to configure MariaDB.
Configure MariaDB Database
By default a new MariaDB installation is not secured, so you will need to secure it first.
To do so, run the following script:
Answer all the questions as shown below:
Enter current password for root (enter for none): Enter Set root password? [Y/n]: Y Remove anonymous users? [Y/n]: Y Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n]: Y Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n]: Y Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n]: Y
Log into a MariaDB shell with the following command:
mysql -u root -p
Enter the root password when prompted and then create a new database for Mantis:
MariaDB [(none)]>CREATE DATABASE mantisdb;
Create a database user and password for Mantis:
MariaDB [(none)]>CREATE USER 'mantisuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password'; MariaDB [(none)]>GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON mantisdb.* TO 'mantisuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password' WITH GRANT OPTION; MariaDB [(none)]>FLUSH PRIVILEGES; MariaDB [(none)]>exit;
Now we can download the latest version of the MantisBT from their official website. Alternatively you can you can download it with the following command:
Once the download is complete, extract the downloaded archive with the following command:
Next, move the extracted directory to apache web root directory:
sudo mv mantisbt-2.5.1 /var/www/html/mantis
Next, give proper permission to the
sudo chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/mantis
Configure Apache for MantisBT
You will need to configure Apache virtual host directive for Mantis. You can do this by creating
sudo nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/mantis.conf
Add the following lines:
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin firstname.lastname@example.org ServerName example.com DocumentRoot /var/www/html/mantis <Directory /> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All </Directory> <Directory /var/www/html/mantis> Options FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride All Order allow,deny Allow from All </Directory> TransferLog /var/log/httpd/mantis_access.log ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/mantis_error.log </VirtualHost>
Save and close the file when you are finished, then restart the Apache
sudo systemctl restart httpd
You will need to allow incoming HTTP traffic on port
80 through firewalld. You can do this by running the following command:
sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-service=http --permanent sudo firewall-cmd --reload
Access MantisBT Web Interface
Once everything is setup properly, it is time to access the MantisBT web interface.
Open your favourite web browser and type the URL
http://your-server-ip, you should see the Mantis installation screen as below:
Provide all the necessary information such as the database username, password and the name of the database, then click on
Install/Upgrade Database button, you should see the following page:
Finally, click on the
Continue button to log in Mantis dashboard:
Provide the default administrator user name as
administrator and password as root, then click on
Login button, you should see the Mantis default dashboard as below:
Once you are logged in, you will be asked to change your password. It is very important that you change the password immediately.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Mantis on your CentOS server. You can evaluating using Mantis in your development environment to track bug. You are welcome to leave feedback in the comments section below.