How to Install GitScrum on Ubuntu 16.04

How to Install GitScrum on Ubuntu 16.04

We’ll show you, How to Install GitScrum on Ubuntu 16.04. GitScrum is an open source task management application that uses Git and the Scrum methodology. It has a lot of useful features like Product Backlog, user Story, Sprint Backlog, Issues and more. GitScrum is a Laravel 5.3 application to helps teams use Git version control and the Scrum framework in the support for day-to-day task management. It is fairly easy to install GitScrum on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS. The installation process should take about 5-10 minutes if you follow the very easy steps described below.

In this tutorial, we will install GitScrum with Apache, PHP, and MariaDB on one of our Ubuntu virtual servers.

1. Login to your Ubuntu server as user root

ssh root@vps

2. Update the system

[root]$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade

3. Install MariaDB 10.0 and create a database

To install MariaDB, run the following command:

[root]$ sudo apt-get install -y mariadb-server

Next, we need to create a database for our GitScrum installation.

[root]$ mysql -u root -p

MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE gitscrum;
MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON gitscrum.* TO 'gitscrumuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'your-password';
MariaDB [(none)]> \q

Do not forget to replace ‘your-password’ with an actual, strong password. It is best to use a combination of letters and numbers and minimum 10 characters long.

4. Install Apache2 web server

[root]$ sudo apt-get install apache2

5. Install PHP and required PHP modules

To install the latest stable version of PHP version 7 and all necessary modules, run:

[root]$ sudo apt-get install php7.0 libapache2-mod-php7.0 php7.0-mbstring php7.0-curl php7.0-zip php7.0-gd php7.0-mysql php7.0-mcrypt

6. Enable the Apache2 rewrite module:

You should skip this if it’s already done.

[root]$ sudo a2enmod rewrite

In order to activate the new configuration, restart the Apache web server using the following command:

[root]$ sudo service apache2 restart

7. Install Composer

Composer is a tool for dependency management in PHP.

[root]$ curl -sS | php

Once Composer is installed, you need to move it so that Composer can be available within your machine path:

[root]$ mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

Make it executable:

[root]$ chmod +x /usr/local/bin/composer

Composer Package

[root]$ composer create-project renatomarinho/laravel-gitscrum --stability=dev --keep-vcs
[root]$ mv laravel-gitscrum/ /var/www/html/
[root]$ cd /var/www/html/laravel-gitscrum

8. Setup GitScrum

Application URL

Open the .env file and edit the following values:

APP_URL=http://yourdomain.tld (you must use protocol http or https)

Remember: Create the database for GitScrum before running the following command:

php artisan migrate --seed

You must create a new Github App, visit GitHub’s New OAuth Application page, fill out the form, and grab your Client ID and Secret.

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Application name: gitscrum
Homepage URL: URL (Same as APP_URL at .env)
Application description: gitscrum
Authorization callback URL: http://{URL is the SAME APP_URL}/auth/provider/github/callback

Open the .env file and edit the following values:


Create a new virtual host directive in Apache. To do that, create a new Apache configuration file named ‘gitscrum.conf’ on your virtual server:

[root]$ touch /etc/apache2/sites-available/gitscrum.conf
[root]$ ln -s /etc/apache2/sites-available/gitscrum.conf /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/gitscrum.conf
[root]$ vim /etc/apache2/sites-available/gitscrum.conf

Then, add the following lines:

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/laravel-gitscrum/public/
<Directory /var/www/html/laravel-gitscrum/public/>
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
allow from all
ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/
CustomLog /var/log/apache2/ common

9. Restart Apache Web Server

Restart the Apache web server for the changes to take effect:

[root]$ sudo service apache2 restart

That’s it. You are done. You can now start using GitScrum on Ubuntu

Of course, you don’t have to install GitScrum on Ubuntu 16.04,  if you use one of our managed Git hosting services, in which case you can simply ask our expert Linux admins to install GitScrum for you. They are available 24×7 and will take care of your request immediately.

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