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Diaspora Installer Package
This will install gems via rubygems.org. This is a short term solution until we complete the diaspora package.
Enable diaspora unreleased repo
The archive is signed with Praveen's OpenPGP key:
2A79 74AE 2FC1 52D7 7867 DA4A CE1F 9C67 4512 C22A
Import the corresponding key to your system:
# gpg --recv-keys --keyserver hkp://subkeys.pgp.net CE1F9C674512C22A # gpg --export --armor CE1F9C674512C22A | apt-key add -
Add and update the corresponding repository:
# apt-get install apt-transport-https ca-certificates # echo deb https://people.debian.org/~praveen/diaspora-unreleased unstable main >>/etc/apt/sources.list # apt-get update
then install diaspora-installer
# apt-get install diaspora-installer
Diaspora Package Testing
This is very early version of the diaspora package and not recommended for production yet.
Setup Debian Unstable environment
You have to setup a Debian Unstable system (you could setup it as a virtual machine if you want). You'll have to install Debian Testing first from debian.org and then upgrade to unstable.
You can also use pbuilder to setup a Debian Unstable environment
# pbuilder create # pbuilder login
Enable experimental suite and install packages from there
Once you have Debian Unstable, enable the experimental repository.
# echo deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian experimental main >>/etc/apt/sources.list # apt-get update
Install the following packages from experimental
# aptitude -t experimental install ruby-compass-rails ruby-handlebars-assets \ ruby-rails-i18n ruby-redcarpet ruby-omniauth ruby-typhoeus ruby-gon ruby-fog \ ruby-rack-piwik ruby-rack-ssl ruby-ethon ruby-excon ruby-configurate \ ruby-acts-as-taggable-on ruby-will-paginate ruby-unf ruby-omniauth-oauth2 \ ruby-compass ruby-excon ruby-jwt ruby-sass ruby-mini-magick ruby-em-hiredis
The list of packages needed is here
Enable diaspora unreleased repo and install diaspora
then install diaspora
# apt-get remove jbuilder # apt-get install ruby-responders ruby-warden ruby-orm-adapter ruby-bcrypt \ ruby-eco-source ruby-fog-radosgw ruby-ice-cube # apt-get install diaspora
This will create necessary database initialization and configuration using postgresql.
Re installing the package
If you want to reinstall the package, you have to purge, drop the database and remove the dbconfig-common configuration for diaspora:
# apt-get purge diaspora # rm -rf /etc/dbconfig-common/diaspora* /etc/diaspora.conf /usr/share/diaspora # sudo -u postgres dropdb diaspora_production
There is more work to do.
bundle install failure with openssl missing - work around available
Test the installation by going ahead with next steps listed at diaspora installation manual Help troubleshoot why items are missing in the top bar. You can test the running instance at http://pod.pxq.in:3000
Create debconf templates for pod configuration. Need a yml parser to update diaspora.yml
Help keep the gem versions in sync. If deb version of a library is older than required by diaspora (run 'bundle install --local' on a develop branch checkout of diaspora upstream), update the deb version. If debian already has a new version of a library, update the corresponding gem version in diaspora.
You can find the packaging work at https://gitorious.org/debian-diaspora/diaspora
See below for the team effort to package the dependencies of Diaspora and Diaspora itself for Debian.