@peaky-crowd Totally cool that you inquired here but I would hazard a guess that you may have better luck on a phpBB support board, no?
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this may sound stupid...but how do I install NodeBB exactly? I used just normal forumsoftwares before, like MyBB or WBB, so this is pretty new for me. Do I need my own server or does NodeBB also run on normal webspace?
Okay, I managed to get myself an account on DigitalOcean and tried to install NodeBB. Everything works fine until I need to enter the e-mail adress for the admin account. What format do I need to use there? For some reason the @ and some other letters do not work in the linux cmd of DigitalOcean.
@Yggdrasil connect to it using an ssh program like putty for windows. Just type in the IP address, then it will ask for your username (hopefully not still root) and your password (hopefully not the plain text one you're sent in the welcome email), then just run through the setup there.
But to answer your question, enter your email as it's written, @ included.
The terminal on digital oceans dashboard is more for if you can't access through another program. (Normally due to corruption, rare, but happened to me last week. Support were great, but had no idea why it happened.)
@Yggdrasil Welcome back! The terminal should suport
@... make sure you're using a good ssh program like PuTTY.
Thanks, but I suppose I give up here. Tried to install it a few times, but I am getting so much errors during the nodebb setup. I suppose that some of the things I need to enter are wrong, it is just that I have no patience for it anymore . The guide is no great help during the last part of the setup either.
@Yggdrasil How far have you got? What are you running Ubuntu 14.04? Once you get the hang of it, it's quite simple.
Yes, I am running Ubuntu. I got to the part where you have to start the setup for NodeBB ($ ./nodebb setup). But no matter what I enter there, a lot of errors show up afterwards and I cannot reach the forum later over the ip adress.
@Yggdrasil Before you respond to my chat message, can you try
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade in your profile directory (
But no matter what I enter there, a lot of errors show up afterwards and I cannot reach the forum later over the ip adress.
It should output a lot of log messages, but not errors... can you paste them here?
@julian I've done the install for him as I had 10 minutes to spare. Another happy customer.
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Yeah, thanks to julian it really works now. But for some reason I always get this when I open a new thread:
This thread has been deleted. Only users with thread management privileges can see it.**
I also cannot restore or unlock any thread. Is this some kind of error or did I forgot something?
Hey @Yggdrasil, make sure you've installed the latest version of Lavender
npm install nodebb-plugin-lavender
then restart your forum
I did all that, but nothing changed at all. NodeBB still says This thread has been deleted. Only users with thread management privileges can see it. in every thread I create
Hmm... I wonder what version of NodeBB you're running. Can you execute this in the shell?
git rev-parse HEAD
It says 311a7ad5b929aa2fc244bb7004e0160393c71200
Is that what you wanna know?