Steps to Install & Configure Sentry on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Sentry is an open source python application for error tracking.It is used for monitor & fix the errors in real time & send a notification via a email or SMS when error is found.

There are some steps to install & configure Sentry on Ubuntu:


  • Ubuntu system with sudo privileges.

Step 1: Update the system.

apt-get update

Step 2: Install the required packages.

apt-get install python build-essential python-setuptools python-dev libxslt1-dev gcc libffi-dev libjpeg-dev libxml2-dev libxslt-dev libyaml-dev libpq-dev python3-pip
apt-get install pkg-config libxml2-dev libxmlsec1-dev libxmlsec1-openssl

Step 3: Download & Install Redis on system.


  • Here is the command output.

  • Extract the downloaded folder.

tar -xvf redis-6.2.6.tar.gz

  • Here is the command output.

  • Change the directory & install it.

cd redis-6.2.6

  • Run Redis in the background.

src/redis-server --daemonize yes

  • Install the Python virtual environment.

pip install -U virtualenv

  • Here is the command output.

Step 4: Install PostgreSQL.

  • Add the repository.

wget --quiet -O - | apt-key add -

  • Update the packages.

apt update

  • Install PostgreSQL.

apt-get install postgresql-12

Step 5: Create Database & User in PostgreSQL.

  • Login to PostgreSQL console.

sudo -u postgres psql

  • Create db.

create database sentrydb;

  • Create user & set password.

create user sentry with encrypted password 'Password'

  • Provide Grant all privileges.

grant all privileges on database sentrydb to sentry;

  • Exit.


  • Here is the command output.

Step 6: Install Sentry.

  • Add a user.

adduser sentry

  • Here is the command output.

  • Login with Sentry user.

su - sentry

  • Create a virtual environment.

virtualenv ~/sentry_app/

  • Here is the command output.

  • Activate the virtual environment.

source ~/sentry_app/bin/activate

  • Now,install Sentry.

pip install -U sentry

  • Here is the command output.

  • Initialize Sentry.

sentry init

Step 7: Configure the Database.

  • open the config file.

vim ~/.sentry/

  • Edit/Update the following lines:

'default': {
'ENGINE': 'sentry.db.postgres',
'NAME': 'sentrydb',
'USER': 'sentry',
'PASSWORD': 'password',
'HOST': 'localhost',
'PORT': '5432',

  • Save the file & Initialize the database.

sentry upgrade

  • Here is the command output.

  • Type y for create a user account.
  • Provide a email-address & password.
  • Hit the enter.
  • Start the Sentry web.

./sentry_app/bin/sentry run web

  • Here is the command output.

Step 8: Open Sentry Web Interface.


  • Here is the output.

  • Provide email-address & password.
  • Click on Sign In.
  • Welcome to Sentry page is open.

  • Click on Continue.

  • Now,Sentry is Ready.

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