Installing on Debian
These instructions are for Debian Lenny 5.0 or Squeeze 6.0. You will need to make sure that your username is on the sudo authorized list located at '/etc/sudoers'.
To install build tools, run the following (includes the gcc and xml parsing dependencies):
sudo apt-get install build-essential libxslt1.1 libxslt1-dev libxml2 libreadline5-dev libyaml-dev
You need to install the "dev" headers. To install them, run the following:
sudo apt-get install curl libcurl4-openssl-dev
To install Git on **Debian 6.0**, run the following:
sudo apt-get install git-core
To install Git 1.7 on **Debian 5.0**, add Debian Backports repository and install it with these instructions.
sudo apt-get install -t lenny-backports git-core
You can install Ruby on a clean per user basis via [RVM](https://rvm.io/). This is currently recommended to get the latest Rubygems version.
curl -L https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable # load rvm here - search the output of previous command
Read `rvm requirements` and ensure `libyaml-dev` is installed. Then install Ruby with:
rvm install 1.9.3-p429 # install correct ruby version
These instructions are from this guide.
You still need a system Ruby so run:
sudo apt-get install ruby-full
To install RVM and Ruby 1.9.3, as your normal user (the one which Diaspora should run under), run (I was getting an error so I had to run curl -k which told me to "echo insecure >> ~/.curlrc")
For Debian 6.0 users who wish to install Ruby 1.9.3 (or any edition for that matter) on RVM, compile may [fail](https://rvm.beginrescueend.com/packages/openssl/) due to openssl version higher than 1.0.0. For that, run:
rvm pkg install openssl rvm remove ruby-1.9.3-p429 #just in case rvm install ruby-1.9.3-p429 --with-openssl-dir=$rvm_path/usr
This installs MySQL, you also need the libmysqlclient-dev and libmysql-ruby packages.
sudo apt-get install mysql-server libmysqlclient-dev libmysql-ruby
This installs libraries for PostgreSQL support.
sudo apt-get install libpq-dev libpq5
You already have OpenSSL installed but you need the libssl-dev and libopenssl-ruby package too:
sudo apt-get install libssl-dev libopenssl-ruby
For Debian 6.0 and later, libopenssl-ruby is provided through the virtual package libruby or libruby1.8.
To install ImageMagick, run the following:
sudo apt-get install imagemagick libmagick9-dev
Note that libmagick9-dev is provided through libmagickwand-dev.
Debian 6.0 stable repositories have an older version of Redis. If you are running Debian Testing, you can use the repository:
sudo apt-get install redis-server
Otherwise, if you're running Stable, use the version from the backports (<http://packages.debian.org/squeeze-backports/redis-server>). Read up on how to do that here: <http://backports-master.debian.org/Instructions/>.
Not needed for an RVM installation. To install RubyGems, run the following:
wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/r/rubygems/rubygems_1.8.24-1_all.deb -O rubygems.deb && sudo dpkg -i rubygems.deb
To install Bundler, run the following, **(skip the sudo for a RVM installation)**:
sudo gem install bundler
If you installed via RVM and gem is not found, run the following
bash -l rvm use ruby-1.9.3-p429@global
To get bundle to work with the system Ruby, you might need to make a symbolic link:
sudo ln -s /var/lib/gems/1.8/bin/bundle /usr/local/bin/bundle
This is not needed on **Debian 5.0** when ruby is installed from source.
Note: If you get an error in the next step try to run
sudo apt-get install libffi-ruby libffi-dev
and try the step again.
SQLite libraries and header files
sudo apt-get install libsqlite3-dev
You will also need nodejs. Currently this is not available in the stable release of debian 6 so here are instructions on installing from source.
git clone https://github.com/joyent/node.git cd node git checkout v0.6.8 ./configure --openssl-libpath=/usr/lib/ssl make make test sudo make install
These instructions are from here. Last of all, you need to install the execjs gem
sudo gem install execjs
Congrats! You have all your dependencies installed. Proceed to Notes On Installing and Running Diaspora.