Installing CKAN on Debian Jessie or Debian Stretch

HebaruSan edited this page Feb 11, 2018 · 4 revisions

Install dependencies

Required dependencies for CKAN are mono and the development libraries of libcurl:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mono-complete ca-certificates libcurl4-openssl-dev

Import certificates

See SSL certificate errors if you encounter errors related to certificates.

Download

Download the latest release of CKAN.

Run CKAN

You can run CKAN with the Mono interpreter:

mono ckan.exe

Or to run without including mono in the command, run this once to make ckan.exe executable:

chmod 755 ckan.exe

Then you can run it directly:

./ckan.exe

Meta key bug

An unresolved bug in mono can cause a crash when pressing the meta (windows/super) key. This can be prevented by starting ckan with:

mono --verify-all <path/to/ckan.exe> [ckan options]

As of the 1.24-PRE-1 release, the .deb package installs ckan.exe at /usr/lib/ckan/ckan.exe (/usr/bin/ckan is a shell script). Please note that this method has not been extensively tested with ckan.

More information on using the client is also available.

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