First we should make sure that CentOS is up to date, we can do so using this command:
yum -y update
**If your on CentOS 7, you will need to install the epel release, you can do so using the following command:
yum -y install epel-release
Now, we install our base software stack:
yum -y groupinstall "Development Tools" yum -y install git redis ImageMagick npm
Now we need install nodejs via npm as the repo package is too old.
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/creationix/nvm/v0.13.1/install.sh | bash source ~/.bash_profile nvm list-remote nvm install v0.12.7 # as of this writing check the result of the list-remote to see all choices
Now start redis and set it to start on reboot
systemctl start redis systemctl enable redis
If you want to use MongoDB, LevelDB, or another database instead of Redis please look at the Configuring Databases section.
Next, clone the NodeBB repository:
cd /path/to/nodebb/install/location git clone -b v1.0.0 https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB nodebb
You’ll want to replace
v1.0.0 with the (latest stable version), or
v1.x.x if you’d like
to set up the latest weekly build of NodeBB.
**Note: To clone the master branch you can use the same command with out the “-b” option.
After cloning the repository, obtain all of the dependencies required by NodeBB:
cd nodebb npm install
Initiate the setup script by running the app with the
The default settings are for a local server running on the default port, with a redis store on the same machine/port.
Assuming you kept the default port setting, you need to allow it through the firewall.
firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=4567/tcp --permanent firewall-cmd --reload
Lastly, we run the forum.
NodeBB can also be started with helper programs, such as
forever. Take a look at the options here.