Windows + Bitnami MEANStack + ... NodeBB with MongoDB? Possible?



  • I'm pretty much new to Node.js in general, although I played around with the ExpressJS a bit so far and I'm liking it. I'm using the Bitnami MeanStack on Windows and I'm just wondering if I need to know anything important before I end up breaking stuff or ruining my stack or something... (ยด๏ฝฅ_๏ฝฅ`) Like, I'm looking at this and I'm wondering how build-essential and imagemagick would translate into this - or can I skip that part?

    Some quick version info:
    Node: 0.10.26
    MongoDB: 2.4.10 (I think I'm getting 32-bit warnings because this is on a 64-bit machine.. Uhm.. I think the 2GB limit is the only problem though?)
    npm: 1.4.3
    git: 1.9.0

    Thank you for reading this and being patient. Maybe this will make sense post-sleeping after 12am. (@_@ ; )


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    My guess is that you probably won't even need build-essential (or it should already be installed). I have no experience using Bitnami yet so I can't really help you much. Hopefully you figure it out though ๐Ÿ™‚



  • @psychobunny said:

    My guess is that you probably won't even need build-essential (or it should already be installed). I have no experience using Bitnami yet so I can't really help you much. Hopefully you figure it out though ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cool. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜† I'll just take baby steps.



  • So... As far as npm install I'm having issues pretty much the same here: https://community.nodebb.org/topic/540/-nodebb-theme-lavender-lavender-theme-for-nodebb/73 (at the bottom) but I'm not sure how to reinstall npm on the stack or if that would even help.

    I guess I should be developing Node.js on linux but so far I've been dual booting and I'm thinking about investing in like a Gigabyte Brix and having two monitors side by side (or even a KVM switch). I use Windows for graphics and I like Ubuntu for developing stuff and it's kind of my dream setup to begin with.

    Edit: After rolling around in bed and drinking some coffee, I manually inserted the lavender theme in the node_modules folder, removed it from the npm-shrinkwrap.json file (created a npm-shrinkwrap-backup don't worry), and tried npm install again. It seemed to work up until "github-url-from-git@1.1.1" saying "no repository field" as a warning. I had to ctrl-C because it was literally stuck there. Now I have a bunch of nice modules installed in the node_modules folder but I'm assuming not all of them to be able to get NodeBB up and running.
    Tl;Dr: npm is really not liking .tgz I think

    Edit 2: I screwed up the entire NodeBB installation by typing node app too early and rushing everything. I'm going to take a break and probably upgrade the Ubuntu partition I have and do everything on there. ๐Ÿ˜ž



  • @velderia said:

    So... As far as npm install I'm having issues pretty much the same here: https://community.nodebb.org/topic/540/-nodebb-theme-lavender-lavender-theme-for-nodebb/73 (at the bottom) but I'm not sure how to reinstall npm on the stack or if that would even help.

    I guess I should be developing Node.js on linux but so far I've been dual booting and I'm thinking about investing in like a Gigabyte Brix and having two monitors side by side (or even a KVM switch). I use Windows for graphics and I like Ubuntu for developing stuff and it's kind of my dream setup to begin with.

    Edit: After rolling around in bed and drinking some coffee, I manually inserted the lavender theme in the node_modules folder, removed it from the npm-shrinkwrap.json file (created a npm-shrinkwrap-backup don't worry), and tried npm install again. It seemed to work up until "github-url-from-git@1.1.1" saying "no repository field" as a warning. I had to ctrl-C because it was literally stuck there. Now I have a bunch of nice modules installed in the node_modules folder but I'm assuming not all of them to be able to get NodeBB up and running.
    Tl;Dr: npm is really not liking .tgz I think

    Edit 2: I screwed up the entire NodeBB installation by typing node app too early and rushing everything. I'm going to take a break and probably upgrade the Ubuntu partition I have and do everything on there. ๐Ÿ˜ž

    Hmm... What's the problem you're having exactly. I've been running nodebb on a windows bitnami mean stack for a long time without any issues whatsoever. Just make sure you pick the latest BITNAMI version (sometimes they hide them in favour of older more stable releases), install git and you're off to the races ๐Ÿ™‚



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