I like NodeBB's source, though it would be nice to have real documentation for it 😉 Maybe even something like consistent JSDoc comments?
Thank you for the kind words, by the way. I'll keep updating this post from time to time 😊
I was excited after many fumbles and many questions to a coder friend to see my NodeBB forum up and running. I installed it at Digital Ocean.
However this morning I went to the forum to start getting it going, and it was gone. Said servers could not connect.
I have submitted tickets - and am told I need to restart the application. All I can find to do that is in the 'Node for Dummies' (which had me totally stumped do to the node->nodejs switch) was
[email protected]:~/mynodebb$ node app - which isn't working for me.
I am embarassedly tech challenged - and before someone tells me I have no business trying to set up on a vps if I am challenged in such a way please know I am trying this as a learning experience.
[email protected]:~$ [email protected]:~$ ./nodebb start
[email protected]:~$: command not found
[email protected]:~$ -bash: ./nodebb: Is a directory
Is what I get when I do that - I just realize I think I forgot to install PM2
(embarassing)update installed PM2 but still getting command not found.
If you followed my guide, then well, I'm kind of surprised you even made it this far. It's fairly out of date... look at our official documentation instead: https://docs.nodebb.org/en/latest/installing/os/ubuntu.html
@psychobunny - LOL
yes, going through it I hit LOTS of snags
Luckily i had a friend who was taking me through the discrepancies. He reminded me that without PM2 it wouldnt stay running and told me to install it. I forgot and instead was poking about the forum, checking out the various things it could do and was very impressed. then woke up and it was gone.
When attempting to start nodeBB (now that PM2) is installed, I get this
I'll go look at the other tutorial.
It's down again. It was doing well. It made it through a restart and set itself back up.
I installed the Forever Service --
but now its down again. Forever service isnt starting it, ./nodebb start isn't starting it.
I was just about to work on getting the site onto a domain - and then it was gone
What is causing it to drop off like that, and what can I do to stop it?
i haven't used it much because I can't right click/paste into it.
So, I did that, went into the correct directory and did as you said and it still says servers unavailable
edit it wont recognize the commands if I log in as other than root - not sure if that is the norm.