notmIRC installation guide to get up and running
Needed to run: npm install socket.io npm install express npm install jade npm install ejs npm install coffee-script npm install mongoose npm install forever this one is for running the server in "production"
You need a MongoDB database running.
With OS X: brew install mongodb
Download the source and run it with coffee server.coffee
Server setup (Ubuntu 10.10)
Starting from a completely bare Ubuntu 10.10 installation I install build essentials and openssl (dependency for Node.js if you want to be able to do SSL). I also install curl and git for use later. apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev curl
Then I install Node.js wget http://nodejs.org/dist/node-v0.4.1.tar.gz tar -xf node-v0.4.1.tar.gz cd node-v0.4.1 ./configure make sudo make install
When finished with that I shove in npm with the very simple curl http://npmjs.org/install.sh | sh
Finally I install MongoDB, the installation page over at mongodb.org says this package might be a bit old and they were right, I got version 1.4.4. But that's good enough for me right now. sudo apt-get install mongodb
And then run the above commands from "Needed to run" to install all the necessary packages.
Everything is installed and ready to go. Let's just set up a nice environment so that the application is always going and we can update easily with git.
First download the source git clone git://github.com/ique/notmIRC.git Then because unfortunately forever doesn't support coffeescript we have to compile to js, so go to the notmIRC directory and run
coffee -c server.coffee
Put this in a file, name it (for example) notmirc
#!/bin/bash sudo forever start /<path-to-the-app>/server.js
and then do the following sudo mv notmirc /etc/init.d/ sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/notmirc sudo update-rc.d notmirc defaults
Now try restaring the server and then check that everything is up and running.