Yes some things are different, but did you actually encounter any errors when using it? The NodeBB guide clearly says to use the official MongoDB guide if you encounter issues. Did you do that? Did that result in errors as well?
Installing on FreeBSD, error
I am getting the following when trying to run
5/9 18:51  - info: NodeBB Setup Triggered via Command Line Welcome to NodeBB! This looks like a new installation, so you'll have to answer a few questions about your environment before we can proceed. Press enter to accept the default setting (shown in brackets). URL used to access this NodeBB (http://localhost:4567) Please enter a NodeBB secret (f424bbc1-94e5-43a9-9fc0-0d482d9f445b) Which database to use (redis) 5/9 18:51  - info: Now configuring redis database: Host IP or address of your Redis instance (127.0.0.1) Host port of your Redis instance (6379) Password of your Redis database Which database to use (0..n) (0) Configuration Saved OK email@example.com node_modules/redis firstname.lastname@example.org node_modules/connect-redis └── email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org) Populating database with default configs, if not already set... module.js:355 Module._extensions[extension](this, filename); ^ Error: /usr/local/lib/gcc48/libstdc++.so.6: version GLIBCXX_3.4.21 required by /usr/local/www/node/nodebb/node_modules/lwip/build/Release/lwip_image.node not found at Error (native) at Module.load (module.js:355:32) at Function.Module._load (module.js:310:12) at Module.require (module.js:365:17) at require (module.js:384:17) at /usr/local/www/node/nodebb/node_modules/lwip/lib/Image.js:3:22 at Object.<anonymous> (/usr/local/www/node/nodebb/node_modules/lwip/lib/Image.js:15:3) at Module._compile (module.js:460:26) at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:478:10) at Module.load (module.js:355:32)
Any ideas of what it could be?
Got it. Installed gcc5 and that solved the problem.
@Fastidious did you follow the official docs? If so, a pull request to add that extra step is greatly appreciated. Just hit the edit button on the top right
EDIT: oops, I guess we don't even have a FreeBSD section in our docs. What OS did you use as your guide? Could add a new page copied and pasted from the original and adding your last step.
@psychobunny I simply installed node with
pkg(did not use ports), cloned NodeBB and did the regular routine (npm install, nodebb setup, etc.). It was crashing on setup because I had
gcc49, no dice. Finally installed
And the beast took a deep breath, and opened its eyes. Hehe.
Could add a new page copied and pasted from the original and adding your last step.
I can come up with a page. It should be fairly straight forward, but I already had many things installed on that VPS, so I am not sure if whatever requirements were needed I already had them.
You seem to know a lot more about this than any of our core team. Myself especially
If you could add a freebsd section to the docs then kudos to you, likely somebody else will run into the problem you had and I'd have no idea how to respond
If you could add a freebsd section to the docs then kudos to you
Done. Pull request pending.
Thanks! the PR is missing a link from the OS page to your new page though
Which JS engine do you use, v8? Maybe it's related to that.
I'm using FreeBSD too (now with mongodb), and I didn't have to install gcc5 or do any /etc changes to use NodeBB with redis.
Fastidious last edited by Fastidious
@rfc2822 if you have a newer gcc installed, there is no reason to install or perform the changes I had to do. My server is not "vanilla" FreeBSD, it is "tinkering-a-lot" FreeBSD.
You wrote "It was crashing on setup because I had gcc48". I only have
gcc-4.8.5installed, too (I highly prefer Clang, so I'm not picky about having the latest gcc version).
Fastidious last edited by Fastidious
@rfc2822 4.8.5 is fine, 4.8 is not. Do this:
strings /usr/local/lib/gcc48/libstdc++.so.6 |grep GLIBCXX_3.4.21
If you see it, you are fine.
Ok,. I have just thought every
gcc48version would crash for you. – So everything is OK
Really love NodeBB & FreeBSD