Why do I never have any luck trying to install Pleroma?
It wouldn’t work on a Raspberry Pi and it won’t work on an Ubuntu server.
@MindOfJoe I gave up months back and went with Mastodon on my Pi, but my old desktop PC was defunct so I put Ubuntu server on it to give it another go.
I’m getting up to the point where the newly-created database is migrated to Postgres but the migration throws up a bunch of errors about the user/DB password being incorrect.
@ray I was copying and pasting all the commands but the $shell command opened up a different dialogue and I’m not sure the commands I entered were being registered.
The section “Installing Pleroma” at https://docs-develop.pleroma.social/backend/installation/otp_en/ looks more like a script rather than individual commands.
@ray I’ll need to try it again then.
As in the screen shot, there appear to be commands and what appears to be a script but obviously I’ve misinterpreted it.
I refuse to let it beat me when it can clearly be installed with ease by many other people 😂
I’m sure I’ll get there eventually. Getting it working on Raspios was always going to be hit or miss but there’s no reason why this shouldn’t work on Ubuntu.
Setting up a certificate with Certbot worked fine.
I’m going to drop the databases and database users and try to go again from there.
Thanks for trying it for me to see what I could be doing wrong- I appreciate it 👍🏻
@kinetix I’ll give it another go tomorrow.
I have no idea what the issue with authentication/passwords was when trying to migrate the DB.
I even logged into the the DB and then manually changed the password to the one in prod.secret.exs, but still no cigar.
I tried a few times with DBs of different names, so I’ll need to delete those and the installation folders before I try again.
Ideally, I want to set up a new instance and migrate blimey.social to a second Pleroma instance.
@kinetix Thanks for the suggestion- I’ll look at those files tomorrow to see if I can find anything!
If I can’t fix it, it only takes 10 minutes to reinstall Ubuntu server 😬
This is a private instance for family and friends only.