# Linux (Debian)

# 1 Prepare your system

First we need to prep the system for the required applications used to run OctoFarm.

# 1.1 Setup MongoDB's repository

  • Add MongoDB's Repository Key
wget -qO - https://www.mongodb.org/static/pgp/server-4.4.asc | sudo apt-key add
  • Add the MongoDB Repository (Choose by your current ubuntu version)\

Debian 10:

echo "deb http://repo.mongodb.org/apt/debian buster/mongodb-org/4.4 main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-4.4.list

Debian 9:

echo "deb http://repo.mongodb.org/apt/debian stretch/mongodb-org/4.4 main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-4.4.list

# 1.2 Setup NodeJS LTS v14 repository

  • Run the node repository setup
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_14.x | sudo -E bash -

# 1.3 Update apt with the new repository's

  • Run the apt upgrade command
sudo apt-get update

# 2. Install OctoFarm's requirements

If you've successfully run through all of the system prep for the repositories then we can continue to install the applications from them.

# 2.1 Install Git

  • Install the git application
sudo apt install git

# 2.2 Install MongoDB and check the service is running

  • Install the mongodb application
sudo apt install mongodb-org
  • Enable the mongodb service
sudo systemctl enable mongod
  • Start the mongodb service
sudo systemctl start mongod
  • Check the service has actually started
sudo systemctl status mongod

You should see the system report back as 'active'

# 2.3 Install NodeJS and check the version is correct.

  • Install the nodejs application
sudo apt -y install nodejs gcc g++ make
  • Double check we have the correct version (must be v14+)
node --version

Example output: v14.16.1

# 2.4 Update npm to the latest

  • Due to some update dependencies in V1.2+ we need to update our local npm version to the latest.
sudo npm install npm@latest -g

# 2.5 Install pm2 (Service Manager)

  • OctoFarm uses a process manager called 'pm2'. Install it globally with the below command. OctoFarm's internal processes require this manager to action some internal commands like "Restart" and "Update".
sudo npm install pm2 -g

# 3. Download and Install OctoFarm

After all that we can finally download OctoFarm from the latest release and start the service running.

# 3.1 Download OctoFarm

  • We use git here to grab the latest master version of the application.
git clone --depth 1 https://github.com/OctoFarm/OctoFarm.git

# 3.2 Change into the new OctoFarm directory and start the service

  • OctoFarm will have downloaded to your current directory, we now need to enter that folder and start it's service.
cd OctoFarm/
  • Once inside the directory we can run the start command for OctoFarm
npm start

# 4 Profit!

  • You can double check the OctoFarm service is running by using pm2 list from anywhere on your console. You should see:
│ id  │ name        │ namespace   │ version │ mode    │ pid      │ uptime │ ↺    │ status    │ cpu      │ mem      │ user     │ watching │
│ 0   │ OctoFarm    │ default     │ 1.1.14… │ fork    │ 2215     │ 20h    │ 0    │ online    │ 0%       │ 175.8mb  │ ubuntu   │ disabled │
  • OctoFarm runs on port 4000 by default. So you'll be able to access it in a web browser from:
    http://{your systems ip address}:4000

# Additional

OctoFarms service is fully controllable from the cli, and you can also action restarts from the UI. It is not setup as persistent as default to do so please check the following documentation: Service Setup