Mastodon

aka mastodon.social, wikipedia says, “Mastodon is a federated social network, with similar features to Twitter, but administrated as a decentralized federation of servers running open source software.” Can we build a “club” using this? Here are my notes…

  1. How it works at joinmastodon.org
  2. On the relationship between ostatus pump-io and activitypub. none really, but an article at stackoverflow
  3. Mastodon is dead in the water, well maybe, maybe not, an essay suggesting that federation is a dead end, it also look at the code history.
  4. Awesome Mastodon, a wiki hosted on github.
  5. Running Mastodon, a production guide at github.com/tootsuite, optimised for Ubuntu 16.04, not sure why this isn’t lower in the page.

About Hosting

  1. https://anystack.xyz/how-to-install-mastodon-ubuntu/
  2. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/social-network-set-mastodon-instance-linux/
  3. Installing on an AWS instance, from Github

Install on VBOX

  1. https://anystack.xyz/how-to-install-mastodon-ubuntu/
  2. https://hostpresto.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-mastodon-on-ubuntu-16-04/, this looks good, no email required
  3. https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/exim4.html
  4. https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/exim4.html
  5. https://gridscale.io/en/community/tutorials/hostname-fqdn-ubuntu/
  6. https://serverfault.com/questions/281431/how-do-i-install-rake-ruby-on-rails

I have tried to install in Vbox using the instructions above and it fails making cld3, I don’t have the gem and make skills to fix it and I can’t find a crib sheet.

"pkg-config --exists protobuf"
package configuration for protobuf is not found

Or is this it? It seems not!

A correspondent writes …

I had to install libprotobuf-dev in addition to protobuf-compiler

Let’s try this

  1. https://github.com/ummjackson/mastodon-guide/blob/master/up-and-running.md with mailgun and docker

 

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