Debian installer script

It's all well and good having detailed installation instructions, but as the maintainer, despite having a Debian docker build, unless I've actually manually worked through those instructions after a release, I still have a niggling doubt that maybe they don't work smoothly.

If we had a Debian installation shell script, we could:

  • allow anyone to spin up a MediaGoblin in a few minutes
  • make installation simple and reliable, helping both inexperienced users and anyone who doesn't have the time/patience for following long-form instructions
  • more easily replicate any reported installation issues
  • quickly verify that releases actually work on real operating systems
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~sturm 2 years ago*

Added a very basic installer shell script here with no Nginx, PostgreSQL, Celery or SystemD: https://paste.sr.ht/~sturm/2f1a8a79e08266487c6cbbe5845b845472dca8aa

What surprised me was actually how pleasant the experience was of starting a clean server and a few minutes later having a working MediaGoblin. Even in parallel to OS packaging efforts, we should work on this as a way to reach more people.

~peter_horvath 1 year, 5 months ago

I think it would not be hard to create a debian packaging. Getting an injection into the official debian (ubuntu) repos might be much more hard.

~jahway603 1 year, 1 month ago

I like this idea @sturm and the basic installer shell script you've written so far.

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