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I'm having some issues installing Redmine on Ubuntu 10.04. I basically ran the following:

sudo apt-get install redmine redmine-sqlite redmine-mysql

It walked me through things and I configured Redmine to use SQLite 3.

Then, using Passenger, I got everything configured in Apache. I can now view Redmine by visiting, as expected.

However, I can't log in. In my /etc/redmine/default/database.yml file, things basically look okay, nothing weird here:

   adapter: sqlite3
   database: /var/lib/dbconfig-common/sqlite3/redmine/instances/default/redmine_default
#  host: localhost
#  port:
#  username: admin
#  password: password
   encoding: utf8

I then went to "Sign Up" on the home page, registered my account, then couldn't log in. I looked at the SQLite database to make sure that the account was created, and it definitely was. I cannot seem to get past this point. I followed this official guide. What am I missing? Whenever I try to log in, it tells me that it failed to log me in. If I modify the database.yml file to use the username and password fields, these don't work either. What am I doing wrong?

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After things are set up, log into Redmine via

username: admin
password: admin

Feel like a champ.

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Thanks, man. Works. – Naftuli Tzvi Kay Apr 5 '11 at 22:28
No problem, they should definitely put this in bold in the install instructions. – Naftuli Tzvi Kay Apr 5 '11 at 22:29

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