OpenWesabe / Mesabe installer
This script is known to install cleanly against Ubuntu or Ubuntu Server 10.04. It may work on Debian as well (but probably not without some changes).
wget http://tinyurl.com/openwesabe-installer bash openwesabe-installer.sh
Then follow the on-screen instructions. Some steps will take a while.
If you are starting from a fresh install of Ubuntu, it will probably be
necessary to do at least a
sudo apt-get update. I'd also recommend a
sudo apt-get upgrade.
If you are NOT starting from a fresh install of Ubuntu, I strongly
recommend that you run the installer script as
bash openwesabe-installer.sh -n. This will prompt you to confirm
package manager actions.
If you encounter the following error: E: Couldn't find package maven2 This probably means you need to enable the Universe software repository (in Ubuntu, see the System -> Administration -> Software Sources tool).
Prebuilt VMWare images
You can find prebuilt Ubuntu Server VMware images here. They will also run in VirtualBox with no problem.