Commit 44dc6948 authored by lain's avatar lain
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Add configuration generation tool, update readme.

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* Elixir version 1.4 or newer
* Build-essential tools
#### Installing dependencies on Debian system
PostgreSQL 9.6 should be available on Debian stable (Jessie) from "main" area. Install it using apt: `apt install postgresql-9.6`. Make sure that older versions are not installed since Debian allows multiple versions to coexist but still runs only one version.
### Configuration
You must install elixir 1.4+ from, because Debian repos only have 1.3.x version. You will need to add apt repo to sources.list(.d) and import GPG key. Follow instructions here: (See "Ubuntu or Debian 7"). This should be valid until Debian updates elixir in their repositories. Package you want is named `elixir`, so install it using `apt install elixir`
Elixir will also require `make` and probably other related software for building dependencies - in case you don't have them, get them via `apt install build-essential`
### Preparation
* You probably want application to run as separte user - so create a new one: `adduser pleroma`, you can login as it via `su pleroma`
* Clone the git repository into new user's dir (clone as the pleroma user to avoid permissions errors)
* Again, as new user, install dependencies with `mix deps.get` if it asks you to install "hex" - agree to that.
### Database setup
* Create a database user and database for pleroma
* Open psql shell as postgres user: (as root) `su postgres -c psql`
* Create a new PostgreSQL user:
\c pleroma_dev
CREATE user pleroma;
ALTER user pleroma with encrypted password '<your password>';
GRANT ALL ON ALL tables IN SCHEMA public TO pleroma;
GRANT ALL ON ALL sequences IN SCHEMA public TO pleroma;
* Create `config/dev.secret.exs` and copy the database settings from `dev.exs` there.
* Change password in `config/dev.secret.exs`, and change user to `"pleroma"` (line like `username: "postgres"`)
* Create and update your database with `mix ecto.create && mix ecto.migrate`.
### Some additional configuration
* You will need to let pleroma instance to know what hostname/url it's running on. _THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP. GET THIS WRONG AND YOU'LL HAVE TO RESET YOUR DATABASE_. We _ONLY_ support _HTTPS_ deployments in production. You can use basic http for local dev, but _NEVER USE IT_ on an actual instance.
Create the file `config/dev.secret.exs`, add these lines at the end of the file:
config :pleroma, Pleroma.Web.Endpoint,
url: [host: "example.tld", scheme: "https", port: 443]
replacing `example.tld` with your (sub)domain
* You should also setup your site name and admin email address. Look at config.exs for more available options.
config :pleroma, :instance,
name: "My great instance",
email: ""
* Run `mix generate_config`. This will ask you a few questions about your instance and generate a configuration file in `config/generated_config.exs`. Check that and copy it to either `config/dev.secret.exs` or `config/prod.secret.exs`. You can check if your instance is configured correctly by running it with `mix phx.serve` and checking the instance info endpoint at `/api/v1/instance`. If it shows your uri, name and email correctly, you are configured correctly. If it shows something like `localhost:4000`, your configuration is probably wrong, unless you are running a local development setup.
* The common and convenient way for adding HTTPS is by using Nginx as a reverse proxy. You can look at example Nginx configuration in `installation/pleroma.nginx`. If you need TLS/SSL certificates for HTTPS, you can look get some for free with letsencrypt:
On Debian you can use `certbot` package and command to manage letsencrypt certificates.
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try do
import_config "dev.secret.exs"
_-> nil
defmodule Mix.Tasks.GenerateConfig do
use Mix.Task
@shortdoc "Generates a new config"
def run(_) do
IO.puts("Answer a few questions to generate a new config\n")
IO.puts("--- THIS WILL OVERWRITE YOUR config/generated_config.exs! ---\n")
domain = IO.gets("What is your domain name? (e.g. ") |> String.trim
name = IO.gets("What is the name of your instance? (e.g. Pleroma/Soykaf): ") |> String.trim
email = IO.gets("What's your admin email address: ") |> String.trim
secret = :crypto.strong_rand_bytes(64) |> Base.encode64 |> binary_part(0, 64)
result = EEx.eval_file("lib/mix/tasks/sample_config.eex", [domain: domain, email: email, name: name, secret: secret])
IO.puts("\nWriting config to config/generated_config.exs.\n\nCheck it and configure your database, then copy it to either config/dev.secret.exs or config/prod.secret.exs")
File.write("config/generated_config.exs", result)
use Mix.Config
config :pleroma, Pleroma.Web.Endpoint,
url: [host: "<%= domain %>", scheme: "https", port: 443],
secret_key_base: "<%= secret %>"
config :pleroma, :instance,
name: "<%= name %>",
email: "<%= email %>",
limit: 5000,
registrations_open: true
# Configure your database
config :pleroma, Pleroma.Repo,
adapter: Ecto.Adapters.Postgres,
username: "postgres",
password: "postgres",
database: "pleroma_dev",
hostname: "localhost",
pool_size: 10
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