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The following instructions will help you to install the Rails part of on a Debian box.

  1. First install some Debian packages:
# aptitude install mysql-server mysql-client libmysql++-dev git-core
# aptitude install build-essential openssl libreadline-dev nodejs-legacy
# aptitude install curl libcurl4-openssl-dev zlib1g zlib1g-dev libssl-dev
# aptitude install libxml2-dev libxslt-dev autoconf libgmp-dev libyaml-dev
# aptitude install ncurses-dev bison automake libtool imagemagick libc6-dev
# aptitude install hunspell hunspell-fr-comprehensive redis-server ruby

Note: you can use libcurl4-gnutls-dev instead of libcurl4-openssl-dev.

  1. Configure the database:
# mysql -p -u root
<enter your root password for mysql>
> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON linuxfr_rails.* TO "linuxfr_rails"@"localhost";
(return to user)

Statistics need time zone at SQL level. You'll need to population time_zone* tables.
# mysql_tzinfo_to_sql /usr/share/zoneinfo | mysql -p -u root mysql
  1. Clone the repository, configure and install gems:
$ git clone git://
$ cd
$ bin/setup

If you are updating, run instead:

$ bin/update
  1. Let's run it:
$ bin/rails server
$ x-www-browser
  1. Create an admin account:
  • Create an account
  • Get confirmation link in the console and confirm the account
  • Get password in the console
  • Give admin role to this account with mysql -u linuxfr_rails linuxfr_rails mysql> UPDATE accounts SET role='admin' WHERE login='xxxxxx';
  • Reload the page on the site, you should be admin.

See also

If you want the full stack for running, you should also look at:


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