replace that with
I just want to check as I'm not super tech savvy: what is the proper path to install NodeBB (currently running ghost) such that I will end up at http://<ip address>/forums ? Do I point this to .../forums at the last step of the install? Or do I point this to http://<ip address>, and later direct <ipaddress>:4567 to sitename.com/forums? Thanks in advance.
@casey-mcnamara There's no specific place that NodeBB needs to live in, it is a standalone program.
You could install it in any of these places:
/forum subfolder installation is specified in your proxy settings and in the NodeBB configuration itself. During installation, put the base url as:
@julian Thanks for the response. I think it makes sense - I was just questioning as this is what I tried last night and had some issues. You're saying that in the last installation step (per these instructions http://burnaftercompiling.com/nodebb/setting-up-a-nodebb-forum-for-dummies/ ) where we specify http://<ip address>, I should use http://<ipaddress>/forum instead?
yup, that's right. how did it work out?
Still not working - I think ghost is looking for a static page created in ghost (since <ip address> goes to ghost). Maybe if I created forum.<ipaddress>?
Though the config.js shows the relative path correctly. Is there an additional redis step? If users typically need to include the port (i.e. <IP Address>:4567 , what would be the exact reference for this forum?)
@planner I'm open to either a subdomain or a subfolder (I was attempting a subfolder).
So is it working?
@casey-mcnamara Just for reference -- we recommend subdomains for NodeBB, not subfolders
Any specific reason for that preference?
@planner - Nope. Not yet. I may try: 1) change to subdomain instead in the config file, and 2) upload on a 32 bit version of ubuntu (I did read that we weren't sure if 64 bit worked).
(I did read that we weren't sure if 64 bit worked)
Where did you get that info about the 64-bit version of Ubuntu not working?
@planner I believe some comment on an installation instructions blog post questioned whether or not nodebb would compile on 64bit. Is this verified incorrect?
Well, my installation is running in a subdomain of a WP site running on a 64-bit Ubuntu 13.10. And I've not heard any comment from the devs regarding this.
@planner ok - thanks for that confirmation. I'll rule that out as the issue then.
The bcrypt library is the only thing that needs to compile, but should be fine on both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. NodeBB should be fine on both.
@julian didn't we replace bcrypt with a pure js version?
@baris We did, but it still seems to want to compile something. Not sure, maybe it isn't bcrypt.