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Support of ubuntu 18.04 LTS ? #37

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lakano opened this issue Feb 5, 2019 · 103 comments
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Support of ubuntu 18.04 LTS ? #37

lakano opened this issue Feb 5, 2019 · 103 comments

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@lakano
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lakano commented Feb 5, 2019

Hello,

The bbb-install.sh seems to only refer to ubuntu 16.04 LTS. There is any plans to support the last ubuntu LTS of last year please?

Regards,

@ffdixon
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ffdixon commented Feb 5, 2019

Yes! Probably not for the upcoming BigBlueButton 2.2 release, but definitely for the subsequent release.

@sibil
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sibil commented Aug 25, 2019

@ffdixon - Appreciate the great work.

Any updates on Ubuntu 18.04?

Thanks.

@ffdixon
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ffdixon commented Aug 25, 2019

Looking ahead, we will be moving to Ubuntu 18.04 for the next release of BigBlueButton (probably 2.3).

For now, we're just focused on finishing up the current version of BigBlueButton 2.2 on Ubuntu 16.04.

@TaciturnP
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TaciturnP commented Dec 16, 2019

@ffdixon Hello,
When will version 2.3 be tentatively released?

@ffdixon
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ffdixon commented Dec 16, 2019

In 2020, more than that we cannot say. We release on quality, not dates. See

http://docs.bigbluebutton.org/support/faq.html#development-priorities

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rjzak commented Mar 18, 2020

I notice that the install script references Bionic, such as check_version(), yet it isn't in the repository,, nor is the repository browseable. Furthermore, it seems the instructions are written in a way to make installation more difficult than it should be. We're a month a way from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and BBB still want's 16.04? Why?

@juanluisbaptiste
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juanluisbaptiste commented Mar 19, 2020

I notice that the install script references Bionic, such as check_version(), yet it isn't in the repository,, nor is the repository browseable. Furthermore, it seems the instructions are written in a way to make installation more difficult than it should be. We're a month a way from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and BBB still want's 16.04? Why?

Agreed, when the project is lagging running in two LTS relases, that should become a top priority IMO.

@zengbs
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zengbs commented Mar 25, 2020

Our group is in urgent need of BBB with Ubuntu 18.04 because of Wuhan virus.

@rjzak
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rjzak commented Mar 25, 2020

I'd say you have four options given your urgent scenario:

  1. Install the Xenial packages on Bionic, and hope for the best.
  2. Install BBB in a Docker environment.
  3. Install BBB on a VM or cloud instance.
  4. Install & configure the components from scratch (bad idea).

@juanluisbaptiste
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juanluisbaptiste commented Mar 25, 2020

I'd say you have four options given your urgent scenario:

2. Install BBB in a Docker environment.

From personal experience I know that getting webrtc to work in a docker container is a PITA, so do you know of a fully functional docker image ?

@zengbs
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zengbs commented Mar 25, 2020

Yes. A complete docker image is also important. Also, Any off-the-shelf Dockerfile for BBB? Otherwise, I must build image by trial and error.

@ffdixon
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ffdixon commented Mar 25, 2020

Work continues on BigBlueButton 2.3 and we'll get a beta out as soon as possible (on Ubuntu 18.04).

@rjzak
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rjzak commented Mar 25, 2020

@zengbs Maybe try this? https://github.com/pion/ion Never used it, but might help you.

@juanluisbaptiste
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juanluisbaptiste commented Mar 25, 2020

@ffdixon excellent !! do you have an ETA ? so I can go and update my ansible role for that version.

@abojemi
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abojemi commented Mar 27, 2020

Work continues on BigBlueButton 2.3 and we'll get a beta out as soon as possible (on Ubuntu 18.04).

when shall we expect it to be on 18.04? Days, Months? We are in a critical situations and in need of it.

@zengbs
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zengbs commented Mar 27, 2020

@ffdixon Thanks for your effort. We really appreciate all the help you gave us.
@rjzak Thanks! I'll try it.

@mangmang2006
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mangmang2006 commented Mar 27, 2020

@zengbs ps: the virus is called Covid-19

@hannob
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hannob commented Mar 28, 2020

At the risk of stating the obvious: Ubuntu 20.04 is going to come out within a month. Wouldn't it make more sense to target that instead of supporting yet another soon outdated versoin?

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ritzalam commented Mar 28, 2020

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frennkie commented Mar 28, 2020

We'd like to but it depends on how much work it needs to jump from Ubntu
16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04.

I would (also) suggest to first go to 18.04. Some people hold off from jumping on to the newest LTS ubuntu for a while.. an5 18.04 will be supported for another 3 years.

After 18.04. is supported I'd look to enable 20.04.

We still use Java 8. Not sure how much work we need to do to update to
newer Java versions.

As far as I see it that would not be an issue for 18.04. (sudo apt install openjdk-8-jdk).

I'm not familiar with the other components.. is there a ticket/repo where the progress of this can be tracked (or even contributed to)? Where are the build scripts which are currently used to build the .deb packages? (sorry if I overlooked them)

@frennkie
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frennkie commented Mar 28, 2020

The there is FreeSWITCH. Ubuntu is not officially supported by FreeSWITCH.

Well, they do support Debian 10: https://freeswitch.org/confluence/display/FREESWITCH/Debian+10+Buster - so it might be worth testing those .deb packages (or at least following their build procedure).

@sualko
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sualko commented Mar 28, 2020

There is already a pull request for this: bigbluebutton/bigbluebutton#8401

Maybe someone can try to resolve those conflicts in order to help developers to merge this faster.

@juanluisbaptiste
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juanluisbaptiste commented Mar 29, 2020

@ffdixon excellent !! do you have an ETA ? so I can go and update my ansible role for that version.

In the mean time I updated my role to 2.2 and will update it to 2.3 in the moment is ready.

@afsharsafavi
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afsharsafavi commented Apr 1, 2020

Hello,
I'm waiting for new update too.
Thanks for your work.

@dkehne
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dkehne commented Apr 1, 2020

We are waiting as well...

@sualko
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sualko commented Apr 1, 2020

Use github reactions or keep quit, because it's not helpful if everyone gets an notification. If you really need to use it, install e.g. kvm, or pay some developer to support this project.

@marcinroman
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marcinroman commented Apr 4, 2020

It would be very nice to have docker images since docker is so easy to use. I tried to use the labs/docker dockerfiles, but the whole build process failed.

@erotavlasme
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erotavlasme commented Apr 12, 2020

@ffdixon Any update about this? Unfortunately, some components used by BBB and available on ubuntu 16.04.x are outdate and there are security concerns.
Please update to ubuntu 18.04.x as soon as possible since this is the major limitation to the diffusion of BBB, probably the best open source conferencing solution.

@dromer
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dromer commented Apr 15, 2020

Just as 20.04 is about to be released ..

@ritzalam
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ritzalam commented Apr 15, 2020

The develop branch is on 18.04.

@ffdixon
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ffdixon commented Dec 4, 2020

We're working on getting out BigBlueButton 2.3-alpha3 as soon as its stable.

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hex-m commented Dec 5, 2020

We're working on getting out BigBlueButton 2.2-alpha3 as soon as its stable.

I'm 99% sure this is a typo and @ffdixon is actually referring to 2.3-alpha3 which would be the same thing as "2.3-dev" and it will (only) be supported on Ubuntu 18.04 bionic. If you want to try the current test version (2.3-alpha2, from august) you can follow the instructions.

@ffdixon
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ffdixon commented Jan 1, 2021

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hex-m commented Jan 5, 2021

The bbb-install.sh seems to only refer to ubuntu 16.04 LTS. There is any plans to support the last ubuntu LTS of last year please?

bbb-install.sh supports installing BigBlueButton 2.3 and coturn on Ubuntu 18.04. I think this issue can be closed.

@jelmd
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jelmd commented Jan 5, 2021

2.3 is not a stable release. The last stable release still requires 16.04, or did I miss something?

@ffdixon
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ffdixon commented Jan 6, 2021

We have support now for 18.04 in BigBlueButton 2.3-dev, see https://docs.bigbluebutton.org/dev/dev23.html#installation.

Closing this issue -- if there are any specific problems with our support, we can open new issues to resolve them.

@ffdixon ffdixon closed this as completed Jan 6, 2021
@ckujau
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ckujau commented Jan 6, 2021

Thanks for finally supporting 18.04 LTS! Off to #244 I guess :-D

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jdaviescoates commented Jan 8, 2021

I'm confused. I guess perhaps I don't really get how BBB releases work, but I would've thought that 18.04 isn't really fully supported until a stable 2.3 release is released, no?

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yurikoles commented Mar 22, 2021

@ffdixon please reopen this issue, I think it should be open until stable release with support of Ubuntu 18.04, installing a 2.3-dev, which is currently not even in beta is not an option.

BTW, Ubuntu 16.04 standard aka free support ends on April 30, 2021, and users need to either pay for ESM support or upgrade to 18.04

@ffdixon ffdixon reopened this Mar 23, 2021
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ffdixon commented Mar 23, 2021

[Fixed the link]

We'll leave this issue open until we release 2.3 (currently in development). See

https://docs.bigbluebutton.org/dev/dev23.html

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yurikoles commented Mar 23, 2021

We'll leave this issue open until we release 2.3 (currently in development). See

https://docs.bigbluebutton.org/2.2/dev.html

Thanks!

P.S. Seems to be a wrong link, https://docs.bigbluebutton.org/dev/dev23.html

@pachainti
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pachainti commented May 1, 2021

v2.3 has been released.
Now, install script readme should be upgraded accordingly.

P.S. the documentation too.

@ffdixon
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ffdixon commented May 2, 2021

Just updated the README.md file for bbb-install.sh to BigBlueButton 2.3.

Working on the documentation next.

@lakano
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lakano commented May 4, 2021

Thanks @ffdixon , I can now close this issue :)

@lakano lakano closed this as completed May 4, 2021
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asim-quadri commented Sep 7, 2021

We're working on BigBlueButton 2.2-alpha3 which will be on 18.04.

when to expect the realease of this version due to this many of my client are thinking to take your service due to their data privacy and lacking other security issue in 16.04 version of ubuntu becuase bbb is not supporting the 18.04 unbuntu version, Due to privacy issue i can't suggest bbb to other user's.If it take's time then i should check other web conferencing api

Any One can suggest me on this issue replay ASAP

Asim

@juanluisbaptiste
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juanluisbaptiste commented Sep 7, 2021

We're working on BigBlueButton 2.2-alpha3 which will be on 18.04.

when to expect the realease of this version due to this many of my client are thinking to take your service due to their data privacy and lacking other security issue in 16.04 version of ubuntu becuase bbb is not supporting the 18.04 unbuntu version, Due to privacy issue i can't suggest bbb to other user's.If it take's time then i should check other web conferencing api

What are you talking about ?? please take the time to read the documentation, the latest release supports ubuntu 18.04 LTS:

https://docs.bigbluebutton.org/2.3/install.html#minimum-server-requirements

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asim-quadri commented Sep 8, 2021

ok
Thanks

@asim-quadri
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asim-quadri commented Sep 8, 2021

This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'net-tools' has no installation candidate
main: line 451: ifconfig: command not found
main: line 454: route: command not found
main: line 454: ifconfig: command not found
bbb-install: Unable to determine local IP address.

Iam getting this error while iam running this command
wget -qO- https://ubuntu.bigbluebutton.org/bbb-install.sh | ba sh -s -- -v bionic-23 -s webinar.demo.xyz -e asimquadri812@gmail.com -a -w
Can anyone help me out

@aminvakil
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aminvakil commented Sep 8, 2021

https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/net-tools
It's available indeed, make sure to follow https://docs.bigbluebutton.org/2.3/install.html completely.

@asim-quadri
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asim-quadri commented Sep 8, 2021

https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/net-tools
It's available indeed, make sure to follow https://docs.bigbluebutton.org/2.3/install.html completely.

E: Package 'net-tools' has no installation candidate
iam using ubuntu 18.04.5

@ffdixon
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ffdixon commented Sep 8, 2021

Can you post the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list. What happens when you do sudo apt-get install net-tools?

@asim-quadri
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asim-quadri commented Sep 8, 2021

Same Issue
E: Package 'net-tools' has no installation candidate

@yurikoles
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yurikoles commented Sep 8, 2021

@asim-quadri please avoid hijacking issues.

Your installation issue isn't related to BBB's support of Ubuntu 18.04

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asim-quadri commented Sep 8, 2021

ok
Thank you

@asim-quadri
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asim-quadri commented Sep 8, 2021

Iam getting this error while running the bigblue button url to install
bbb-install: Did not detect nodejs 12.x candidate for installation

@yurikoles
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yurikoles commented Sep 8, 2021

@asim-quadri,

Again, this thread is about bbb-install script to support Ubuntu 18.04. It's resolved and closed, since BBB indeed supports Ubuntu 18.04. I run it on two machines.

Your installation issue is completely unrelated to this ticket, which isn't a support board on all issues one may face with BBB on Ubuntu 18.04. Please raise a new ticket if you believe that there is an issue in the installer script.

Or just hire an admin who can install BBB for you.

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afsharsafavi commented Sep 8, 2021

@asim-quadri
I prefer you to install fresh Ubuntu 18.04.5 (server image is preferred) by this link:
https://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04.5/ubuntu-18.04.5-live-server-amd64.iso
And follow the below instructions:
https://github.com/bigbluebutton/bbb-install
In some countries, some repositories are filtered or blocked due to sanctions like docker and etc. In this case, you should use VPN or proxy.
If your issues will not solve, as others said, you should find appropriate places like support forums or hire an admin.

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