~mediagoblin/mediagoblin#17: 
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
Status
REPORTED
Submitter
~sturm
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No-one
Submitted
a month ago
Updated
a month ago
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~sturm a month 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.

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