In this tutorial, we will learn the steps involved to download and install MantisBT. MantisBT stands for Mantis Bug Tracker tool. Mantis can be installed either on the WAMP stack or LAMP stack.
- Apache Web Server
- MySQL Database
- PHP Scripting language.
WAMP stack components
Install links for the WAMP stack components.
LAMP stack components
Install links for the LAMP stack components.
To download the tool, Navigate the the Mantis Official website and click on the download button.
Pick the release. It is recommend to pick the latest stable release. Mantis supports other release. To know more : https://www.testingdocs.com/mantis-bug-tracker-releases/
Download and Extract the Mantis archive folder. The download file is compressed in two formats tar.gz or .zip format. We can unpack the file using a utility like 7-zip on Windows operating system. On Linux machines, we can use the tar command to extract the contents.
Copy the folder mantis directory contents to the htdocs directory.
Launch the <mantis_root>/admin/install.php URL on the web browser.
For example :
Check for any install errors on this page. ( if any ). All install parameters should be Good to go.
Provide the MySQL database root credentials. Change the database names and prefixes and other parameters if required.
Add Admin username and password credentials.
Click on the Install/Upgrade Database button.
MantisBT should be installed successfully.
That’s it! You can login as the administrator and start using the MantisBT instance. Log in to the instance and check major functionality. For example, create your project, submit a sample issue to check everything is working as expected without any errors.
If the tool is installed on public domain, delete or restrict access to the <mantis_root>/admin directory.
Create Project Steps
Mantis Bug Tracker Tutorial: