Bugzilla 4 Installation on Ubuntu Linux Server 12.04

As the lead software engineer for a small software house, I often have to execute sysadmin tasks. One of them was to set up a bug-issue tracker in order to improve software quality and of course make the lives of the team members easier.

The one-and-only bug-issue tracker out there in my not-so-humble opinion is Bugzilla. It’s simplistic and straight to the point as well as developer friendly and open-source. So the task was narrowed down to

“Installing Bugzilla 4 on an Ubuntu Linux Server 12.04”

It may sound as a simple task, but the procedure contains some common pitfalls that are quite frustrating especially for a non sysadmin.

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