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Install packages

Download and install the latest epel release. As root run:

yum install epel-release

Then as root run:

yum install tar make automake gcc gcc-c++ git net-tools cmake libcurl-devel libxml2-devel libffi-devel libxslt-devel wget redis ImageMagick nodejs

Activate Redis

CentOS does not enable and start services automatically, so you need to do this manually. As root run:

systemctl enable redis
systemctl start redis

Install the database

If you do not have it installed already,

Creating a user for diaspora*

As root run:

adduser diaspora
chmod 755 /home/diaspora
su - diaspora
cd ~