Installing on Ubuntu
Tested to work on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
Assumes that nodejs and npm have previously been installed and are known to work, if
nodejs does not execute succesfully from the shell you may need to run the following command to allow globally installed packages to execute:
ln -s /usr/bin/nodejs /usr/bin/node
We want nodejs to be able to bind to ports such as port 80, if it cannot (which you'll see by immediate failures when trying to start the service described below) you may need to run the following command:
sudo setcap cap_net_bind_service=+ep /usr/bin/nodejs
This guide will 'install' private bower into a directory
/opt/bower if you want to install it somewhere else then replace any mentions of that with the desired location.
sudo npm install -g private-bower
sudo mkdir /opt/bower
- (Sample Here)
- I run my bower repository on port 80, you may also wish to change this.
sudo chown -R www-data /opt/bower
sudo chgrp -R www-data /opt/bower
Create an upstart service script
description "private bower" author "email@example.com" start on started mountall stop on shutdown respawn respawn limit 99 5 limit nofile 32768 32768 script chdir /opt/bower exec sudo -u www-data private-bower --config myBowerConfig.json >> /var/log/private-bower.log 2>&1 end script
Start the service
Check all is well
tail -f /var/log/private-bower.log(should say 'Bower server started on port 80')