Welcome to today’s guide which covers how to install OpenProject Community edition on Debian 10 (Buster) Linux. OpenProject is a powerful project management and support tool for companies of all sizes – small to large teams.

Features of OpenProject

  • Project planning and scheduling
  • Product roadmap and release planning
  • Task management and team collaboration
  • Agile and Scrum
  • Time tracking, cost reporting, and budgeting
  • Bug tracking
  • Wikis – Built in documentation support
  • Forums – Let people engage
  • Meeting agendas and meeting minutes

Step 1: Update Debian system

Ensure your system is updated.

sudo apt -y update && sudo apt -y upgrade

You may need to do a reboot after upgrade.

sudo reboot

Step 2: Add OpenProject APT repository

Import repository GPG key for OpenProject:

sudo apt update
sudo apt -y install gnupg2 wget apt-transport-https
wget -qO- https://dl.packager.io/srv/opf/openproject/key | sudo apt-key add -

After importation of repository key, add OpenProject Community repository to Debian 10 system.

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openproject.list https://dl.packager.io/srv/opf/openproject/dev/installer/debian/10.repo

Step 3: Install OpenProject Community Edition on Debian 10 (Buster)

Once you’ve added the repository, proceed to install OpenProject Community Edition on Debian 10 (Buster) Linux machine.

sudo apt update
sudo apt -y install openproject

The openproject package provides an installer. Please run the following command to finish the installation:

sudo openproject configure

Select if to use external database or install one locally.

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Choose to install Apache2 web server.

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Set the FQDN for the server.

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Set project path prefix. If you leave it the installation will be on the root of your domain.

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Choose it to use SSL.

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If you want to yse SVN, you can choose to install it. Git is on the next screen.

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I’ll choose to install and use Git.

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Enter directory to host Git repositories.

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Do the same for CGI scripts.

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Set sendmail application to be used.

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Enter admin email to be used for access and notifications.

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Then finally install Memcache server.

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Step 4: Access OpenProject Dashboard

Visit the URL http://example.com/openproject/login

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To Login to the web console as admin user:

Username: admin
Password: admin

You’ll be required to change the admin password after the first login.

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After login, you can choose to import demo data to help you get started with OpenProject on Debian 10 (Buster) Linux.

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