Think 'mongo' and 'meh' pretty much sums it up, for me, anyhow!
Happy using bbPress for my needs
Everything about the Mongo DB files and settings are still very unclear. Plus there are no hints as to what to do or try, just faffing about and hoping for the best. I don't even have a mongodb.conf file anywhere on my computer. Maybe stretching into the 36 hours straight.
"mongo": "~0.10.1", "connect-mongo": "~2.0.0"
to package.json, but I have no idea what I'm doing or why that would work.
I'll see what I can do. In any case, I could perhaps provide some input to your upcoming OSX / Heroku / Mongolab chapter
Edit: My final input for your OSX install guide is in the top post. I would advice to make the installation meant for the Cloud platform independent of the user's choice of computer. He wants to use this thing in the cloud, simple as that, and not at home on his little machine.
You seem to be taking a very negative stance on NodeBB based on your inability to install it.
My first impression is that it IS impossible to install it. Most people would probably have resigned after 12–18 hours of not getting it to work. First impressions matter. I guess most OSX users wouldn't be able to change their drive to a different OSX version either, as according to the instructions ONLY Mavericks macs can install this forum (within the OSX family).
I'd say I've been very, very patient and enduring.
My error logs are often flagged as 'spam', BTW:
.node-gyp/5.0.0/common.gypi not found (cwd: /Library/node/node_modules/mongodb/node_modules/mongodb-core/node_modules/kerberos) while reading includes of binding.gyp while trying to load binding.gyp
gyp ERR! configure error
gyp ERR! stack Error:
gyp failed with exit code: 1
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.onCpExit (/Library/node/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/lib/configure.js:357:16)
gyp ERR! stack at emitTwo (events.js:87:13)
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:172:7)
gyp ERR! stack at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:200:12)
gyp ERR! System Darwin 13.4.0
gyp ERR! command "/usr/local/bin/node" "/Library/node/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/bin/node-gyp.js" "rebuild"
gyp ERR! cwd /Library/node/node_modules/mongodb/node_modules/mongodb-core/node_modules/kerberos
gyp ERR! node -v v5.0.0
gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v2.0.2
gyp ERR! not ok
Nah, it's just that none of the guide or manuals work. I have to figure it all out by myself.
It's also quite some change from eg. Wordpress, where you have a 1-click or 3–minute web launcher. I'm very unfamiliar with having to install 5–6 types of new software on my laptop just in order to set up a web–only forum. Doesn't seem to be necessary, really.
Is it really so hard to understand? Maybe you let your interpretation run a little wild? People sometimes do, and the very last thing they think you mean is exactly what you say.
There is a web installer thread on this board.
It is old.
When you reply to it, a new topic is created.
Because it's so old.
Before you do, you are promised that there will be a link back to the old topic.
There won't be.
c:node $ sudo npm install --production
npm ERR! tar.unpack unzip error /tmp/npm-12374-b75e5add/registry.npmjs.org/nodebb-theme-vanilla/-/nodebb-theme-vanilla-4.0.8.tgz
npm ERR! tar.unpack untar error /tmp/npm-12374-b75e5add/registry.npmjs.org/nodebb-theme-vanilla/-/nodebb-theme-vanilla-4.0.8.tgz
npm ERR! tar.unpack unzip error /tmp/npm-12374-b75e5add/registry.npmjs.org/templates.js/-/templates.js-0.2.10.tgz
npm ERR! tar.unpack unzip error /tmp/npm-12374-b75e5add/registry.npmjs.org/nodebb-plugin-markdown/-/nodebb-plugin-markdown-4.0.5.tgz
--- and on and on ---
Ah, clear as day ....
If you have an existing deployment with MongoLab (not created through a Heroku add-on), instructions for connecting your Heroku application to your MongoLab database are available in MongoLab’s connection documentation. Essentially, you will need to configure your MongoDB driver to use the connection URI.
I believe I have an existing deployment with MongoLab, but it is created through a Heroku add-on, so then I need a new manual just for me. Meh.
@lenovouser Some dude was talking about a web installer but didn't feel like linking to it. I answered him and because his post was old, a new thread was automatically created by the system. I was promised a backlink to the old thread, though.