Installation on FreeBSD is a more involved and variable process than on some (all?) of the Linux distros. This guide is intended for experienced FreeBSD admins. It uses a combination of ports and packages and takes a while to get everything compiled and running properly.
This is not intended as in introduction to FreeBSD.
These instructions are for installing Diaspora* on a fresh install of FreeBSD 9.0.
They will install Ruby 1.9 and PostgreSQL 9.1.
Use of the `portmaster` ports management tool is assumed.
It is assumed that you have a fresh install of FreeBSD 9.0 with ports tree installed and you are running from the non-root user that you intend to run Diaspora* under.
Packages/ports up and running should include:
Install required libraries:
sudo pkg_add -r libxml2 libxslt
To install Postgresql as your database, run the following:
sudo pkg_add -r postgresql91-server
Add `postgresql_enable="YES"` to /etc/rc.conf, then:
sudo /usr/local/etc/postgresql initdb sudo /usr/local/etc/postgresql start
Set it up to run as your user (diaspora for example):
sudo su pgsql createuser -srdP diaspora exit
To install ImageMagick, run the following:
sudo pkg_add -r ImageMagick-nox11
To install sqlite3, run the following:
sudo pkg_add -r sqlite3
To install Git, run the following:
sudo pkg_add -r git
To install Redis, run the following:
sudo pkg_add -r redis
And add `redis_enable="YES"` to /etc/rc.conf
To install Ruby (1.9):
Add `RUBY_DEFAULT_VER=1.9` to /etc/make.conf and then run:
cd /usr/ports/lang/ruby19 && sudo make install clean
To install RubyGems, run the following:
cd /usr/ports/devel/ruby-gems/ && sudo make install clean
Recompile everything to synchronize dependencies and add required ports
This is step is optional and very time-consuming:
sudo portmaster -a
To install Bundler, run the following:
sudo gem install bundler
Congrats! You have all your dependencies installed. Go back to Notes On Installing and Running Diaspora.