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Mantis Administration Guide (12 June 2009 buiild)

Mantis Administration Guide (12 June 2009 buiild)

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1. First, transfer the file to your webserver using whatever method you likebest (ftp,
scp, etc). You will need to telnet/ssh into the server machine forthe next steps.

2. Next, untar/gunzip it to the directory that you want.The usual command is (1
step): tar zxvf <filename.tar.gz> OR (2 steps): gunzip <filename.tar.gz> tar
xvf <filename.tar> Winzip, Stuffit, and other programs should also be able to
handledecompression of the archive.At this point you may want to rename the
directory to something simpler like ’mantisbt’. You will use the mv command to
rename a directory (Windows users substitute the "ren" command or use explorer).

3. Next we will create the necessary database tables and a basic configurationfile.From
walk through the following steps:

a. check basic parameters for the web server

b. prompt for the database type and location, and a database user/passwordpair.
For installion, an administrative user/password pair can also be provided. The
operating user requires SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE privileges.
For installation, INDEX, CREATE, ALTER, and DROP privileges arealso re-

c. create the database and tables. WARNING: A DEFAULT ADMINISTRATOR
level account is created. The account name and password are administrator /
root. Use this when you first login to MantisBT. Immediately go to Manage and
createatleast oneadministrator levelaccount. Immediately after thatDISABLE


Chapter 2. Installation

would be even better to rename the account or delete it permanently. REMEM-
BER: After setting up the package, REMOVE the default administrator account.

d. write a basic "config_inc.php file to define the database.

e. perform some post installation checks on the system.

4. The next part involves configuring the installation to work with yourspecific
setup.Open the file in an editor and add anyother values that are required.
There aremany more that you can use to customize your MantisBT installation.

for in depth explanations.The file will overwrite the default
values with those necessary for setup.You can load up admin/check.php to see
if you set things up correctly. NOTE: check.php sometimes reports the value of
register_globalsincorrectly. Create a page with this line in it: ,
save itwith a .php extension and load it up in your web browser. It will, among
amultitude of other things, have the correct value of register_globals that youare

5. MantisBT now uses only .php files.If your webserver is configured for other exten-
sions (.PHP3, .PHTML) then youwill have to have the administrator add support
for .PHP files. This shouldbe a trivial modification.Documentation can be found at:

6. Logintoyourbugtrackerandgotothemanagesection.Clickontheprojectslink.You
will need to ADD a new project. Then EDIT the new project and remember to ADD
at least one category. Otherwise you won’t be able to add any issues. That should be
it. You’re off and running.

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