Status of official Ubuntu packages for Etherpad
There are no Ubuntu packages for Etherpad available from the repositories yet. If you want to help package Etherpad in Ubuntu see:
This document describes how to install Etherpad from Etherpad.org's repositories or, if you are inclined to do so, building it from its source code and installing it.
Installing Etherpad from Etherpad.org's repository
Install Java, MySQL and Scala required packages
Install pre-requisite packages for getting and building Etherpad.
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk scala mysql-server mysql-client libmysql-java git-core
Etherpad will not build or run with openjdk-6-jdk or openjdk-6-jre. It also is best to use Sun's jar since fastjar seems to have some issues.
If you get this error:
Package sun-java6-jdk is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source E: Package sun-java6-jdk has no installation candidate
Checkout /etc/apt/sources.list and add this line if missing:
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy multiverse
For Lucid you have to activate the partner repository
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu lucid partner
and try again.
It is necessary to ensure that the server's host name is in the /etc/hosts for the IP 127.0.0.1 . If this is not there you will have a compile time error like this :
"Unable to establish connection to compilation daemon
- Compilation failed."
Furthermore, it might be necessary to tell Ubuntu to switch from OpenJDK to Sun’s Java:
update-java-alternatives -s java-6-sun
Installing the Etherpad package
There is now an apt source that you can put in your /etc/apt/sources.list http://wiki.github.com/ether/pad/installation-instructions-ii
sudo echo "deb http://apt.etherpad.org all ." >> /etc/apt/sources.list sudo echo "deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy multiverse" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
Then do the following commands
$sudo apt-get update $sudo apt-get install etherpad
You will get the following message.
$ apt-get install etherpad Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: etherpad 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded. Need to get 0B/31.5MB of archives. After this operation, 45.0MB of additional disk space will be used. WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! etherpad Install these packages without verification [y/N]?
Type Y because you trust the Etherpad foundation.
Now for some mysql magic. http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/adding-users.html
First, you would check if this is necesary to do checking if the user etherpad already exists.
$mysql -p Enter password: Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is 205 Server version: 5.1.41-3ubuntu12.3 (Ubuntu) Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement. mysql> CREATE DATABASE etherpad; mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'etherpad'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'some_password_here' mysql> quit Bye $
Now the etherpad database is done. Give yourself a pat on the back. Now depending on the speed of box server you might want to get a drink right now. Or read http://xkcd.com/ while the code is compiling.
$cd /usr/share/etherpad $bin/build.sh
In your favorite editor or nano
Edit the line topdomains = <YOUR DOMAIN HERE>, Ubuntu,localhost,localhost.localdomain To include your Fully Qualified Domain Name(FQDN) of your box. then run
YAY You did it. Be the only kid on your block that has installed etherpad.
Installing Etherpad from source code
Please note this is not recommended for production systems and will not provide feature and security updates.
Build from source
If you want the latest an greatest from the etherpad foundation you have to use git. Don't worry git is super cool and easy.
$cd ~ $git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:ether/pad.git
You should now have a directory with the etherpad source!