Howto install SugarCRM 6.5


Hello friends,

yet another CRM install howto:


Install packages needes for SugarCRM to work, may be done via Software Center too:

yum install nethserver-mysql nethserver-php

Get the mysql root password for later use:

cat ~/.my.cnf

PHP configuration

Set UploadMaxFilesize to a minimum of 7 MB, a value less than 7 makes SugarCRM complain about it…

config setprop php UploadMaxFilesize 7M
signal-event nethserver-php-update
systemctl restart httpd

Add a cronjob

You have to add a cronjob to run the Sugar schedulers. This may be done via command line or web UI with crontab manager.

command line style:

echo "* * * * * root cd /var/www/html/sugarcrm; php -f cron.php > /dev/null 2>&1" > /etc/cron.d/sugarcrm

or web UI:

Downloading and installing SugarCRM

Download SugarCRM from

cd ~
mv SugarCE-Full-6.5.26 /var/www/html/sugarcrm
chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/sugarcrm

SugarCRM configuration

Browse to https://YOURNETHSERVER/sugarcrm

Take the password from ~/.my.cnf as “Database Admin Password” and select “Define user to create” from dropdown:

Set admin user and password:

Checks should be OK:

Enter user information:

Set system locale settings:

Set sitename and the right logo:

Login to the new CRM system with the created admin user credentials:

Enter mail settings:

Wow, just start Sugar…

Have fun with SugarCRM!

Please share your feedback…


Super cool, is it compatible with 6.9 or 7.3 or both?

Just tried with 7.3…
But it should be compatible because it just runs next to Nethserver at the moment and just php and mysql needed…when I manage to test it, I’ll give you report…