Installing MessageDB on Ubuntu Linux 9.10

At DevChatt, Medium announced the greatest thing since LAMP — MessageDB, a versioned datastore for non-relational content. Today, I document how to install MessageDB on Ubuntu Linux 9.10.

The more people we have running Message, the faster we can begin using it in web applications. If you don’t know what Message is or how it could change your life, then you should probably read up on it.

Installing Message the fast way

First, install the following dependencies from apt:

sudo apt-get install build-essential git-core python-dev libxslt1-dev libxslt1.1 python-libxslt1 libxml2 libxml2-dev python-libxml2 python-setuptools python-virtualenv

Now, grab a copy of Message from the ‘Intertrons’

git clone git://github.com/thisismedium/message.git

And follow the installation steps provided there to finish the job.

cd message
virtualenv --no-site-packages message-dev
. message-dev/bin/activate
./bin/run

In a future article i’ll discuss how to actually connect to MessageDB and send/receive data to it.

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