Setup a new box – Ubuntu Intrepid Server setup

Installed in the server install

sudo aptitude install ruby1.8 rails build-essential ruby1.8-dev
sudo gem install rails
sudo gem install rails -v=2.2.2
sudo gem install chronic
sudo gem install googlebase
sudo gem install hpricot

sudo gem install postgres
sudo aptitude install rmagick
sudo aptitude install librmagick-ruby
sudo gem install rmagick
sudo apt-get install imagemagick
sudo apt-get install libmagick9-dev
sudo apt-get install ibpq-dev
sudo gem install rexml-expansion-fix
sudo apt-get install subversion
sudo gem install memcache-client
sudo gem install mongrel
sudo gem install mongrel_cluster
sudo gem install json

create yourself a user

[email protected]:~$ adduser
adduser: Only root may add a user or group to the system.
[email protected]:~$ sudo adduser tim
Adding user `tim’ …
Adding new group `tim’ (1001) …
Adding new user `tim’ (1001) with group `tim’ …
Creating home directory `/home/tim’ …
Copying files from `/etc/skel’ …
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully
Changing the user information for tim
Enter the new value, or press ENTER for the default
Full Name []: Tim Carter
Room Number []:
Work Phone []:
Home Phone []:
Other []:
Is the information correct? [Y/n] y

There is also ‘useradd’, which is confusing yes I know, but stick to the above and you won’t go wrong.

Add ‘tim’ to the sudoers list so he can have all root power (not advised, but I don’t yet know how to limit the scope of sudo, when I do, you will know about it!)

sudo visudo
#add the following line at the bottom of the file

You might be asked to select an editor, pick your fav.  Continue as normal.

create a postgres user
Once postgresql is installed you should be able to do

#taken from
createuser -P -s -e joe
Enter password for new role: xyzzy
Enter it again: xyzzy

If you are not allowed due to permissions then try ‘sudo su postgres’ first to switch to the postgres user.

Posted on May 30, 2009 at 10:56 pm by Jordan Carter · Permalink
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One Response

  1. Written by oren
    on May 31, 2009 at 9:35 am

    now it’s time to use it on the desktop as well!

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