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Openbay is not supported

Warm greetings to all of our guests!

Isohunt team is closing down the Openbay project support and the competition itself because of the very low activity on the project. We’ve got hold of the developers that took part in the competition and offered them a long-term cooperation.

We are very disappointed that your activity lowered to such a level that even a 50 000$ reward couldn’t motivate you.

However, if you’re ready to cooperate and work on the project with us, send us an e-mail to .

Good code and less bugs to everybody!


  • Full migration to Yii2
  • Comment module created
  • Rating module created
  • Complains module created


The installation steps are tested on virtual machine managed by VirtualBox. The virtual PC was configured with 2 network cards, the first one attached to NAT, the second one - Host-only adapter. You'll need the IP of host only-adapter to configure host machine, where you're intending to develop and test openbay. If the second adapter wasn't configured automatically - edit /etc/network/interfaces file by adding

auto eth1
iface eth1 inet static

Then restart.

By default VirtualBox Host-only network address is 192.168.56.*. If not - refer to Linux networking and VirtualBox documentation.

Operating system

Install Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit minimal from here on your virtual pc. To reduce system overhead, do not install packets which are not necessary for you. In this case, to control installation, only Basic Server and OpenSSH Server are chosen. During installation create user named, for example, openpirate. The installation is quite trivial, for details visit official site.

Install some useful and necessary software

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install git curl

This will install curl and git to your system.

Checkout working copy

If you want to checkout to different path - fix path in configs. TODO: Change repo name after merge pull-request

$ mkdir ~/www/
$ cd ~/www/
$ git clone --branch manual

LNMP stack (nginx + apache + php)

For using OpenBay you need LNMP stack. The installation of nginx, mysql and PHP-fpm will be described in this section. If you want to use other stack (for example LAMP) refer to official documentation.


Nginx is a high performance scalable web-server. Install it by typing

$ sudo apt-get install nginx

Change server run user to openpirate in /etc/nginx/nginx.conf.

Copy nginx config file from working copy to /etc/nginx/sites-available/opb. Edit paths if necessary.

sudo cp ~/www/openbay/environments/dev/conf/nginx.conf /etc/nginx/sites-available/opb.conf

Create symlink in /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/

$ sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/opb.conf /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/001-opb.conf

Make logs dir

mkdir ~/www/logs

Now restart nginx.

$ sudo service nginx restart

You will need both mysql-server and mysql-client to make Openbay work.

$ sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.5 mysql-client

Root password will be prompted during installation.


This manual describes how to install php-fpm. If you want to use FastCGI refer to PHP documentation.

Install PHP with necessary modules

$ sudo apt-get install php5-fpm php5-memcached php-pear php5-redis php5-dev php5-mysql php5-mcrypt php5-intl

Change FPM user and group and FPM socket owner and group from www-data to openpirate in /etc/php5/fpm/pool.d/www.conf

Also, you'll have to install igbinary extension manually.

$ sudo pecl install -Z igbinary

And create and link necessary files:

  • create /etc/php5/mods-available/igbinary.ini with following content:
  • Create symlinks for CLI and FPM config files
$ sudo ln -s /etc/php5/mods-available/igbinary.ini /etc/php5/cli/conf.d/10-igbinary.ini
$ sudo ln -s /etc/php5/mods-available/igbinary.ini /etc/php5/fpm/conf.d/10-igbinary.ini
$ sudo ln -s /etc/php5/mods-available/mcrypt.ini /etc/php5/cli/conf.d/10-mcrypt.ini
$ sudo ln -s /etc/php5/mods-available/mcrypt.ini /etc/php5/fpm/conf.d/10-mcrypt.ini

Now, restart FPM

$ sudo service php5-fpm restart


Sphinx is powerful and flexible search engine used in Openbay.

Download sphinxsearch from official site

$ wget

Install sphinx

$ sudo apt-get install libodbc1 libpq5
$ sudo dpkg -i sphinxsearch_2.2.7-release-0ubuntu12~precise_i386.deb

Stop the daemon

$ sudo searchd --stop

Move sphinx config to /etc/sphinx

$ sudo cp ~/www/openbay/environments/dev/conf/sphinx.conf /etc/sphinxsearch/sphinx.conf


The server user for caching.

$ sudo apt-get install redis-server


Now install composer.

$ curl -s | php
$ sudo mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

Initializing project

Go to sources folder

$ cd ~/www/openbay/

You need to install composer bower plugin

$ composer global require "fxp/composer-asset-plugin:1.0.0"

And get vendor packages

$ composer update

Due to bower assets it can take long time.

Also, composer can require your github credentials.

Now create database

$ mysql -uroot -p
mysql> create database opb default character set utf8;
mysql> grant all on opb.* to opb@'%' identified by 'opb';

Initialize project by running

$ cd ~/www/openbay
$ php init

Fill salts and reCaptcha key in ~/www/openbay/frontend/config/main-local.php

Apply migrations

$ ./yii migrate
$ ./yii migrate --migrationPath=@frontend/modules/comment/migrations
$ ./yii migrate --migrationPath=@frontend/modules/complain/migrations
$ ./yii migrate --migrationPath=@frontend/modules/rating/migrations

Now you can rebuild sphinx indices

$ sudo indexer --all

And run sphinx

$ sudo killall searchd
$ sudo searchd

Due to sphinx config it seems that only delta index should be rotated on data change

$ indexer --rotate npbtorrents_delta

And now Openbay is installed. To test it you need some actions on host machine. Append the following line to /etc/hosts file: opb.virt

And you can test your developer copy of Openbay by typing http://opb.virt in your browser.


Thus, we’re refusing to support an old version. However, those wishing to develop an old version of OpenBay by themselves can still access it in the master-1.0 branch.

P.S. Also, all our team wants to bring our sincere apologies to all those who had been waiting so long for our update and to thank all those who was so patient to wait till it was finally released!


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