nodeBB 1.8.2 ubuntu16.04.2 redis install from scratch



  • Following this thread :
    https://community.nodebb.org/topic/12235/moving-to-another-server
    Posting here (cause I could not edit my original post, reported as spam?? ).

    Ok I run in an epic failure ... spend the evening on it without success ...
    Let me explain ...
    I couldn' t find an explicit official step by step procedure on how to properly install nodejs npm nodebb ... and since I' m not an expert regarding nodejs stuff ... I was mixing the documentations found on google from here and there (I hate doing this).

    Anyways ... Here he all the steps I followed, maybe someone can point the mistakes , and help me to go further...

    Base system (already installed, working fine) :

    • Ubuntu 16.04.2 Server 64bit
    • nginx 1.10.3
    • Redis server v=3.0.6

    Final Goal :

    • Install nodebb 1.8.2
    • recover imported redisdb content.

    \
    \

    $ sudo apt install build-essential tcl libssl-dev zlib1g-dev libpcre3 libpcre3-dev unzip uuid-dev
    $ sudo apt install python-software-properties git sed supervisor imagemagick
    
    $ cd /var/www/
    $ sudo git clone https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB.git mydomain.com
    $ sudo chown -R myuser:www-data mydomain.com
    $ cd mydomain.com/
    $ LastTAGversion=$(git tag | grep -v auto | tail -1)
    $ git checkout "tags/${LastTAGversion}"
    
    $ curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_8.x | sudo -E bash -
    $ sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
    $ sudo apt-get install nodejs
    

    Not sure about what to answer to the next step (just pressed enter to all questions)

    $ sudo npm init
    
    $ sudo npm install -g npm@latest
    $ sudo npm install --production
    
    $ sudo -i
    # cd /usr/local/bin/
    # ln -s /usr/bin/npm npm
    
    $ nodejs --version
    v8.11.1
    
    $ npm --version
    5.8.0
    

    until now all seems to be fine... then ... the issue happens ...

    $ node app --setup='{ 
        "base_url": "http://mydomain.com",
        "admin:username": "adminuser", 
        "admin:password": "password", 
        "admin:password:confirm": "password",
        "admin:email": "myuser@mail.com"
    }'
    
    module.js:472
        throw err;
        ^
    
    Error: Cannot find module 'nconf'
        at Function.Module._resolveFilename (module.js:470:15)
        at Function.Module._load (module.js:418:25)
        at Module.require (module.js:498:17)
        at require (internal/module.js:20:19)
        at Object.<anonymous> (/var/www/mydomain.com/app.js:28:13)
        at Module._compile (module.js:571:32)
        at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:580:10)
        at Module.load (module.js:488:32)
        at tryModuleLoad (module.js:447:12)
        at Function.Module._load (module.js:439:3)
    

    Instaling requested modules ...

    $ npm install nconf
    $ npm install nconf-redis
    $ npm install winston
    
    $ node app --setup='{ 
        "base_url": "http://mydomain.com",
        "admin:username": "adminuser", 
        "admin:password": "password", 
        "admin:password:confirm": "password",
        "admin:email": "myuser@mail.com"
    }'
    /var/www/mydomain.com/src/prestart.js:71
            var range = pkg.engines.node;
                                   ^
    
    TypeError: Cannot read property 'node' of undefined
        at Object.versionCheck (/var/www/mydomain.com/src/prestart.js:71:25)
        at Object.<anonymous> (/var/www/mydomain.com/app.js:48:10)
        at Module._compile (module.js:571:32)
        at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:580:10)
        at Module.load (module.js:488:32)
        at tryModuleLoad (module.js:447:12)
        at Function.Module._load (module.js:439:3)
        at Module.runMain (module.js:605:10)
        at run (bootstrap_node.js:427:7)
        at startup (bootstrap_node.js:151:9)
    

    I have no more clues here, and all the posts I' ve seen regarding the last error message does not help me ☹
    stuck.


  • Global Moderator

    Have you tried docs.nodebb.org?



  • Yup

    Using mongodb , in my case I use redis 😕


  • Global Moderator

    @sfchun then follow all of the instructions, and ignore the MongoDB-related ones. Just put in the right information when you run ./nodebb setup.



  • @sfchun said in nodeBB 1.8.2 ubuntu16.04.2 redis install from scratch:

    node app --setup

    I guess that was not the right step here.
    I copied the content of package.json from my running nodebb

    {
      "name": "nodebb",
      "license": "GPL-3.0",
      "description": "NodeBB Forum",
      "version": "1.8.2",
      "homepage": "http://www.nodebb.org",
      "repository": {
        "type": "git",
        "url": "https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB/"
      },
      "main": "app.js",
      "scripts": {
        "start": "node loader.js",
        "lint": "eslint --cache ./nodebb .",
        "pretest": "npm run lint",
        "test": "nyc --reporter=html --reporter=text-summary mocha",
        "coveralls": "nyc report --reporter=text-lcov | coveralls && rm -r coverage"
      },
      "dependencies": {
        "ace-builds": "^1.2.9",
        "async": "2.6.0",
        "autoprefixer": "7.2.4",
        "bcryptjs": "2.4.3",
        "benchpressjs": "^1.2.1",
        "body-parser": "^1.18.2",
        "bootstrap": "^3.3.7",
        "chart.js": "^2.7.1",
        "clipboard": "1.7.1",
        "colors": "^1.1.2",
        "commander": "^2.12.2",
        "compression": "^1.7.1",
        "connect-ensure-login": "^0.1.1",
        "connect-flash": "^0.1.1",
        "connect-mongo": "2.0.1",
        "connect-multiparty": "^2.1.0",
        "connect-redis": "3.3.3",
        "cookie-parser": "^1.4.3",
        "cron": "^1.3.0",
        "cropperjs": "^1.2.2",
        "csurf": "^1.9.0",
        "daemon": "^1.1.0",
        "diff": "^3.4.0",
        "express": "^4.16.2",
        "express-session": "^1.15.6",
        "express-useragent": "1.0.8",
        "graceful-fs": "^4.1.11",
        "helmet": "^3.11.0",
        "html-to-text": "3.3.0",
        "ipaddr.js": "^1.5.4",
        "jimp": "0.2.28",
        "jquery": "^3.2.1",
        "jsesc": "2.5.1",
        "json-2-csv": "^2.1.2",
        "less": "^2.7.3",
        "lodash": "^4.17.4",
        "logrotate-stream": "^0.2.5",
        "lru-cache": "4.1.1",
        "material-design-lite": "^1.3.0",
        "mime": "^2.2.0",
        "minimist": "^1.2.0",
        "mkdirp": "^0.5.1",
        "mongodb": "2.2.33",
        "morgan": "^1.9.0",
        "mousetrap": "^1.6.1",
        "mubsub": "^1.4.0",
        "nconf": "^0.9.1",
        "nodebb-plugin-composer-default": "6.0.20",
        "nodebb-plugin-composer-redactor": "^3.2.0",
        "nodebb-plugin-dbsearch": "2.0.13",
        "nodebb-plugin-emailer-local": "0.2.1",
        "nodebb-plugin-embed-videos": "0.1.9",
        "nodebb-plugin-emoji": "^2.2.3",
        "nodebb-plugin-emoji-android": "2.0.0",
        "nodebb-plugin-emoji-extended": "1.1.1",
        "nodebb-plugin-emoji-one": "^2.0.0",
        "nodebb-plugin-imagemagick": "^2.0.5",
        "nodebb-plugin-imgbed": "1.0.2",
        "nodebb-plugin-markdown": "8.4.2",
        "nodebb-plugin-mentions": "2.2.4",
        "nodebb-plugin-poll": "^0.2.17",
        "nodebb-plugin-registration-question": "0.1.8",
        "nodebb-plugin-rss": "1.1.9",
        "nodebb-plugin-soundpack-default": "1.0.0",
        "nodebb-plugin-spam-be-gone": "0.5.3",
        "nodebb-plugin-sso-steam-v2": "2.0.1",
        "nodebb-plugin-topic-tags": "0.1.3",
        "nodebb-plugin-youtube-lite": "0.4.8",
        "nodebb-rewards-essentials": "0.0.11",
        "nodebb-theme-lavender": "5.0.4",
        "nodebb-theme-persona": "8.0.9",
        "nodebb-theme-slick": "1.2.1",
        "nodebb-theme-vanilla": "9.0.7",
        "nodebb-widget-advanced-essentials": "0.1.5",
        "nodebb-widget-essentials": "4.0.2",
        "nodemailer": "4.4.1",
        "passport": "^0.4.0",
        "passport-local": "1.0.0",
        "postcss": "6.0.15",
        "postcss-clean": "1.1.0",
        "promise-polyfill": "^7.0.0",
        "prompt": "^1.0.0",
        "redis": "2.8.0",
        "request": "2.83.0",
        "rimraf": "2.6.2",
        "rss": "^1.2.2",
        "sanitize-html": "^1.16.3",
        "semver": "^5.4.1",
        "serve-favicon": "^2.4.5",
        "sitemap": "^1.13.0",
        "socket.io": "2.0.4",
        "socket.io-adapter-mongo": "^2.0.1",
        "socket.io-client": "2.0.4",
        "socket.io-redis": "5.2.0",
        "socketio-wildcard": "2.0.0",
        "spdx-license-list": "^3.0.1",
        "spider-detector": "1.0.18",
        "toobusy-js": "^0.5.1",
        "uglify-es": "^3.3.9",
        "uglify-js": "^3.3.4",
        "validator": "9.2.0",
        "winston": "^2.4.0",
        "xml": "^1.0.1",
        "xregexp": "3.2.0",
        "zxcvbn": "^4.4.2"
      },
      "devDependencies": {
        "coveralls": "^3.0.0",
        "eslint": "^4.14.0",
        "eslint-config-airbnb-base": "^12.1.0",
        "eslint-plugin-import": "^2.8.0",
        "grunt": "^1.0.1",
        "grunt-contrib-watch": "^1.0.0",
        "jsdom": "^11.5.1",
        "mocha": "^4.1.0",
        "mocha-lcov-reporter": "^1.3.0",
        "nyc": "^11.4.1",
        "smtp-server": "^3.4.1"
      },
      "bugs": {
        "url": "https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB/issues"
      },
      "engines": {
        "node": ">=6"
      },
      "maintainers": [
        {
          "name": "Andrew Rodrigues",
          "email": "andrew@nodebb.org",
          "url": "https://github.com/psychobunny"
        },
        {
          "name": "Julian Lam",
          "email": "julian@nodebb.org",
          "url": "https://github.com/julianlam"
        },
        {
          "name": "Barış Soner Uşaklı",
          "email": "baris@nodebb.org",
          "url": "https://github.com/barisusakli"
        }
      ]
    }
    

    then run

    $ npm start
    
    > nodebb@1.8.2 start /var/www/mydomain.com
    > node loader.js
    
    2018-04-19T07:47:44.529Z [450] - info: Launching web installer on port 4567
    2018-04-19T07:47:44.931Z [450] - info: Web installer listening on http://0.0.0.0:4567
    

    Now everything is fine, but sadly I dont know how this file was originaly generated 😕 it seems it does not come from nodebb github repo ...

    At least I can continue !...


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