Today I start deploying to a VPS. I opt for Linode for this—it has the right features for the money.
Creating the node is trivial with Linode. I will not bother with screenshots and a description—it is both intuitive and well documented. Once I have my Debian node up and running (<5 minutes, if that), I log in an create myself a user account and set the password:
li97-191:~# useradd -U -m cstromI
li97-191:/home/cstrom# passwd cstrom
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully
apt-get install sudo,
visudoto enable myself to have sudo access, and
vigrto put my user account into the proper group for that access. I logout and log back in as that user account.
As described yesterday, I need to use Debian testing (to get the right version of CouchDB), so I add testing repositories :
#...I then need to install these packages:
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US testing/non-US main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org testing/updates main contrib non-free
apt-get install sudo openssh-server \That works, but I see all sorts of messages like this:
ruby ruby-dev rubygems rake irb make curl git-core \
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:Odd, it seems that
LANGUAGE = (unset),
LC_ALL = (unset),
LANG = "en_US.UTF-8"
are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
localesis not installed. I install it via
sudo apt-get install localesand then select
en_US.UTF-8as the default locale in
sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales.
Next up, I install the couch_docs gem:
cstrom@li97-191:~$ sudo gem sources -a http://gems.github.comAfter uploading my CouchDB seed data, I use
http://gems.github.com added to sources
cstrom@li97-191:~$ sudo gem install eee-c-couch_docs
Building native extensions. This could take a while...
Successfully installed json-1.1.7
Successfully installed rest-client-1.0.3
Successfully installed eee-c-couch_docs-1.0.0
3 gems installed
Installing ri documentation for json-1.1.7...
Installing ri documentation for rest-client-1.0.3...
Installing ri documentation for eee-c-couch_docs-1.0.0...
Installing RDoc documentation for json-1.1.7...
Installing RDoc documentation for rest-client-1.0.3...
Installing RDoc documentation for eee-c-couch_docs-1.0.0...
curlto create my CouchDB database and
couch_docsto upload the seed data:
cstrom@li97-191:~/seed$ curl -X PUT http://localhost:5984/eeeTo verify, I use
cstrom@li97-191:~/seed$ /var/lib/gems/1.8/bin/couch-docs load . http://localhost:5984/eee
cstrom@jaynestown:~$ ssh -L 15984:localhost:5984 22.214.171.124Connecting to the forwarded port, I see:
Nice! I will get my application server up and running tomorrow.