Installing Etherpad on Debian

IMPORTANT NOTE: ETHERPAD HAS BEEN REPLACED BY ETHERPAD LITE. YOU SHOULD FOLLOW THIS GUIDE.

IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS DOCUMENTATION IS NOW DATED.  You can now install Etherpad from apt.

Installing Etherpad 1.0.1 with APT

Add the following line as a source in your graphical package manager (In Ubuntu: System->Administration->Synaptic package manager; then Settings->Repositories and then finally Third party software), or edit the file /etc/apt/sources.list and add it there.

deb http://apt.etherpad.org all .
apt-get update
apt-get install etherpad

Answer the questions (if any, depends on your system settings)

/etc/init.d/etherpad start

Other Linux distributions
Download the .tgz and unpack it
Follow instructions in README :)

BELOW IS THE OLD GUIDE for Etherpad V1 released by Google

Install prereqs

echo "deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian sid main non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-get update
apt-get install sun-java6-jdk

If the above fails then do not continue.  The output of

java -version

Should read..

java version "1.6.0_17"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_17-b04)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 14.3-b01, mixed mode, sharing)
apt-get install scala mysql-server libmysql-java mercurial

Paste the below to /etc/profile

export PATH
export JAVA_HOME="/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun"
export SCALA_HOME="/usr/share/java"
export JAVA="/usr/bin/java"
export SCALA="/usr/bin/scala"
export PATH="/usr/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/mysql/bin:$PATH"
export MYSQL_CONNECTOR_JAR="/usr/share/java/mysql-connector-java-5.1.10.jar"
export JAVA_HOME SCALA_HOME JAVA SCALA MYSQL_CONNECTOR_JAR PATH
umask 022

Download the etherpad source to /usr/local/etherpad

hg clone https://etherpad.googlecode.com/hg/ /usr/local/etherpad

Set the environment variables

export JAVA_HOME="/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun"
export SCALA_HOME="/usr/share/java"
export JAVA="/usr/bin/java"
export SCALA="/usr/bin/scala"
export PATH="/usr/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/mysql/bin:$PATH"
export MYSQL_CONNECTOR_JAR="/usr/share/java/mysql-connector-java-5.1.10.jar"

Add your domain to the superdomain section


nano /usr/local/etherpad/trunk/etherpad/src/etherpad/globals.js

Search for etherpad.com and replace it with your domain (confused? You will figure it out)

Create the etherpad mysql db and privelidges

mysql -u root -p

Enter your password when prompted

create database etherpad;
grant all privileges on etherpad.* to 'etherpad'@'localhost' identified by 'password';
quit
cd /usr/local/etherpad/trunk/etherpad/
ln -s /usr/share/java /usr/share/java/lib
bin/rebuildjar.sh
bin/run-local.sh

Wait quite a while while it builds.

Test by browsing to your server at http://hostnameofserver:9000

Making pro work…

Make sure it doesn’t redirect to etherpad.com for pro

Edit /usr/local/etherpad/trunk/etherpad/src/main.js

Replace all instances of Etherpad.com with yourdomain.com

Edit /usr/local/etherpad/trunk/etherpad/src/static/crossdomain.xml

Add to the obvious section


<allow-access-from domain="yourdomain.com" to-ports="*"/>

<allow-access-from domain="*.yourdomain.com" to-ports="*"/>

Edit /usr/local/etherpad/trunk/etherpad/src/etherpad/pro/pro_utils.js

Replace

var fromDomain = 'etherpad.com';

with

var fromDomain = 'yourdomain.com';

Note: Originally published on the 19th of Dec 2009, Revised on the 10th of March 2010