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setup bugzilla on centos 7

The following steps can be used to install Bugzilla on CentOS 7. It is assumed you have a CentOS 7 system installed, updated (sudo yum update) and running.


  • System with CentOS 7 Installed


A series of non-base packages are required; so install the EPEL package:

sudo yum -y install epel-release

Install, configure and start Apache:

sudo yum -y install httpd mod_perl mod_ssl

sudo systemctl enable httpd
sudo systemctl start httpd

sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=http
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=https
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

If desired, check if you have access to your HTTP server. Note that the `mod_ssl` package and HTTPS firewall exception is not required, but will prepare your system to support secure Bugzilla access.

Install, configure and start SQL server:

sudo yum -y install mariadb-server

(add `max_allowed_packet` option for larger Bugzilla attachments)
sudo vi /etc/my.cnf

sudo systemctl start mariadb
sudo systemctl enable mariadb

(configure your root-level password)
mysql -u root
MariaDB [(none)]> SET PASSWORD FOR 'root'@'localhost' = PASSWORD('myrootpw');
MariaDB [(none)]> \q

(prepare Bugzilla's user and database)
mysql -u root -p
MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE bugs;
MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL ON bugs.* to bugs@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'mydbpw';
MariaDB [(none)]> \q

Install Bugzilla – we'll be using Git to acquire Bugzilla sources for easy maintenance:

sudo yum -y install git

(add user to apache group and re-login)
sudo usermod -a -G apache `id -u -n`
exec su -l `id -u -n`

(prepare Bugzilla site)
cd /var/www/html/
sudo mkdir bugzilla
sudo chown apache:apache bugzilla
sudo chmod -R 2774 bugzilla
cd bugzilla/

(checkout desired Bugzilla release)
git init
git remote add origin
git fetch origin
git checkout release-5.0-stable

Install Bugzilla modules – while Bugzilla can use Perl modules from the distribution, the tool will require some modules to be manually built/installed. We'll install a required compiler and stock Perl modules, then use additional configuration/scripts to install/validate missing modules:

sudo yum -y install gcc perl*
/usr/bin/perl --all

Configure Bugzilla's database password (and any additional options, if desired):

vi localconfig
    $db_pass = 'mydbpw';

Complete the Bugzilla setup:


Configure Bugzilla in Apache:

sudo vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/bugzilla.conf
<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html/bugzilla/

<Directory /var/www/html/bugzilla>
    AddHandler cgi-script .cgi
    Options +ExecCGI +Indexes
    DirectoryIndex index.cgi
    AllowOverride Authconfig FileInfo Indexes Limit Options

sudo systemctl restart httpd

Configure SELinux for Bugzilla usage:

sudo yum -y install policycoreutils-python

sudo semanage fcontext -a -t httpd_sys_script_exec_t '/var/www/html/bugzilla(/.*)?/.*\.cgi'
sudo semanage fcontext -a -t httpd_sys_rw_content_t '/var/www/html/bugzilla/data(/.*)?'
sudo restorecon -Rv /var/www/html/bugzilla/
sudo setsebool -P httpd_enable_cgi 1

(if you want to allow Bugzilla to check for updates)
sudo setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect 1

(if you want to use memcache)
sudo setsebool -P httpd_can_network_memcache 1

Install and configure memcached (if desired):

sudo yum -y install memcached
sudo systemctl start memcached
sudo systemctl enable memcached

Browse to your Bugzilla instance using your preferred browser. Login using your initial Administrator account (using the E-mail and password provided during the `` invoke). Ensure the (at least) following configuration options are configure to the follow or desired values:

Required Settings
        <adjust to your URL base>
        <adjust to your URI porition of your base>


bugzilla_on_centos7.txt · Last modified: 2017/03/18 23:22 (external edit)

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