Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Installing Bugzilla in Ubuntu 7.04

Bugzilla is server software designed to help you manage software development. I though that installing this software in Ubuntu 7.04 is as easy is launching Synaptic Manager and install Bugzilla. But it turns out that there are few quirks here and there. Or shall we say installation is not really straight forward. I got it to start working by getting some information in Ubuntu forums, specifically this post. Since my main goal of installing this software is to try out the Task Based perspective of Eclipse, Mylyn, but it turns out that Task Repositories does not like http://localhost/cgi-bin/bugzilla/editparams.cgi, so I am pretty much stuck. After poking around, I got it working by modifying /etc/apache/httpd.conf, adding the following lines:
#: nano -w /etc/apache/httpd.conf

#<-- lots of lines before this of course
  Alias /bugs/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/bugzilla/

  
     AddHandler cgi-script .cgi
     Options +Indexes +ExecCGI
     DirectoryIndex index.cgi
     AllowOverride Limit
  
~ts~

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