user/dev discussion of public-inbox itself
 help / color / Atom feed
99836c13695e62fcc6d5fa0830d5ae114b4f0379 blob 8124 bytes (raw)

  1
  2
  3
  4
  5
  6
  7
  8
  9
 10
 11
 12
 13
 14
 15
 16
 17
 18
 19
 20
 21
 22
 23
 24
 25
 26
 27
 28
 29
 30
 31
 32
 33
 34
 35
 36
 37
 38
 39
 40
 41
 42
 43
 44
 45
 46
 47
 48
 49
 50
 51
 52
 53
 54
 55
 56
 57
 58
 59
 60
 61
 62
 63
 64
 65
 66
 67
 68
 69
 70
 71
 72
 73
 74
 75
 76
 77
 78
 79
 80
 81
 82
 83
 84
 85
 86
 87
 88
 89
 90
 91
 92
 93
 94
 95
 96
 97
 98
 99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
122
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
160
161
162
163
164
165
166
167
168
169
170
171
172
173
174
175
176
177
178
179
180
181
182
183
184
185
186
187
188
189
190
 
public-inbox (server-side) installation
---------------------------------------

This is for folks who want to setup their own public-inbox instance.
Clients should use normal git-clone/git-fetch, or NNTP clients
if they want to import mail into their personal inboxes.

public-inbox is developed on Debian GNU/Linux systems and will
never depend on packages outside of the "main" component of
the "stable" distribution, currently Debian 9.x ("stretch")

Most packages are available in other GNU/Linux distributions
and FreeBSD.

TODO: this still needs to be documented better,
also see the scripts/ and sa_config/ directories in the source tree

Requirements
------------

public-inbox requires a number of other packages to access its full
functionality.  The core tools are, of course:

* Git (1.8.0+, 2.6+ for writing v2 repositories)
* Perl 5.10.1+
* DBD::SQLite (needed for NNTP, message threading, and v2 repositories)

To accept incoming mail into a public inbox, you'll likely want:

* MTA - postfix is recommended (for public-inbox-mda)
* SpamAssassin (spamc/spamd)   (for public-inbox-watch/public-inbox-mda)

Beyond that, there is a long list of Perl modules required, starting with:

* Date::Parse                      deb: libtimedate-perl
                                   pkg: p5-TimeDate
                                   rpm: perl-TimeDate

* Devel::Peek                      deb: libperl5.$MINOR (e.g. libperl5.24)
                                   pkg: perl5
                                   rpm: perl-Devel-Peek
                                   (typically installed alongside Perl5)

* Email::MIME                      deb: libemail-mime-perl
                                   pkg: p5-Email-MIME
                                   rpm: perl-Email-MIME

* Encode::MIME::Header             deb: libencode-perl
                                   pkg: perl5
                                   rpm: perl-Encode

* Plack                            deb: libplack-perl
                                   pkg: p5-Plack
                                   rpm: perl-Plack, perl-Plack-Test,
                                   (for HTML/Atom generation)

* URI::Escape                      deb: liburi-perl
                                   pkg: p5-URI
                                   rpm: perl-URI
                                   (for HTML/Atom generation)

Where "deb" indicates package names for Debian-derived distributions,
"pkg" is for the FreeBSD package (maybe other common BSDs, too), and
"rpm" is for RPM-based distributions (only known to work on Fedora).

Numerous optional modules are likely to be useful as well:

- DBD::SQLite                      deb: libdbd-sqlite3-perl
                                   pkg: p5-DBD-SQLite
                                   rpm: perl-DBD-SQLite
                                   (for v2, NNTP, or gzipped mboxes)

- Search::Xapian                   deb: libsearch-xapian-perl
                                   pkg: p5-Search-Xapian
                                   rpm: perl-Search-Xapian
                                   (for v2, HTTP search)

- Net::Server                      deb: libnet-server-perl
                                   pkg: pkg-Net-Server
                                   rpm: perl-Net-Server
                                   (for HTTP/NNTP background daemons,
                                    not needed as systemd services or
                                    foreground servers)

- Inline::C[7]                     deb: libinline-c-perl
                                   pkg: pkg-Inline-C
                                   (speeds up process spawning on Linux,
                                    see public-inbox-daemon(8))

- Plack::Middleware::ReverseProxy  deb: libplack-middleware-reverseproxy-perl
                                   pkg: p5-Plack-Middleware-ReverseProxy
                                   rpm: perl-Plack-Middleware-ReverseProxy
                                   (ensures redirects are correct when running
                                    behind nginx or Varnish)

- Plack::Middleware::Deflater      deb: libplack-middleware-deflater-perl
                                   pkg: p5 -Plack-Middleware-Deflater
                                   rpm: perl-Plack-Middleware-Deflater
                                   (saves bandwidth on responses)

* highlight                        deb: libhighlight-perl
                                   (for syntax highlighting with coderepo)

The following modules are typically pulled in by dependencies listed
above, so there is no need to explicitly install them:

- Email::MIME::ContentType         deb: libemail-mime-contenttype-perl
                                   pkg: p5-Email-MIME-ContentType
                                   rpm: perl-Email-MIME-ContentType
                                   (pulled in by Email::MIME)

- Email::Simple                    deb: libemail-simple-perl
                                   pkg: p5-Email-Simple
                                   rpm: perl-Email-Simple
                                   (pulled in by Email::MIME)

- DBI                              deb: libdbi-perl
                                   pkg: p5-DBI
                                   rpm: perl-DBI
                                   (pulled in by DBD::SQLite)

- Filesys::Notify::Simple          deb: libfilesys-notify-simple-perl
                                   pkg: pkg-Filesys-Notify-Simple
                                   rpm: perl-Filesys-Notify-Simple
                                   (for public-inbox-watch, pulled in by Plack)

- IO::Compress::Gzip               deb: perl-modules (or libio-compress-perl)
                                   rpm: perl-PerlIO-gzip
                                   pkg: perl5
                                   (for gzipped mbox over HTTP)

Uncommonly needed modules:

- Socket6                          deb: libsocket6-perl
                                   pkg: p5-Socket6
                                   rpm: perl-Socket6
                                   (pulled in by SpamAssassin and Net::Server,
                                    only necessary if using IPv6 with
                                    Plack::Middleware::AccessLog or similar
                                    on Perl <= 5.12)

- Crypt::CBC                       deb: libcrypt-cbc-perl
                                   pkg: p5-Crypt-CBC
                                   (for PublicInbox::Unsubscribe (rarely used))

Optional packages testing and development:

- IPC::Run                         deb: libipc-run-perl
                                   pkg: p5-IPC-Run
                                   rpm: perl-IPC-Run

- XML::Feed                        deb: libxml-feed-perl
                                   pkg: p5-XML-Feed
                                   rpm: perl-XML-Feed

- Test::HTTP::Server::Simple       deb: libtest-http-server-simple-perl
                                   pkg: p5-Test-HTTP-Server-Simple
                                   rpm: perl-Test-HTTP-Server-Simple
                                   (XXX is this really needed?)

standard MakeMaker installation (Perl)
--------------------------------------

Once the dependencies are installed, you should be able to build and
install the system (into /usr/local) with:

        perl Makefile.PL
        make
        make test
        make install # root permissions may be needed

When installing Search::Xapian, make sure the underlying Xapian
installation is not affected by an index corruption bug:

        https://bugs.debian.org/808610

For Debian 8.x (jessie), this means using Debian 8.5 or later.

public-inbox will never store unregeneratable data in Xapian
or any other search database we might use; Xapian corruption
will not destroy critical data.

See the public-inbox-overview(7) man page for the next steps once
the installation is complete.

Copyright
---------

Copyright 2013-2019 all contributors <meta@public-inbox.org>
License: AGPL-3.0+ <https://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.txt>
debug log:

solving 99836c1 ...
found 99836c1 in https://80x24.org/public-inbox.git

user/dev discussion of public-inbox itself

Archives are clonable:
	git clone --mirror http://public-inbox.org/meta
	git clone --mirror http://czquwvybam4bgbro.onion/meta
	git clone --mirror http://hjrcffqmbrq6wope.onion/meta
	git clone --mirror http://ou63pmih66umazou.onion/meta

Newsgroups are available over NNTP:
	nntp://news.public-inbox.org/inbox.comp.mail.public-inbox.meta
	nntp://ou63pmih66umazou.onion/inbox.comp.mail.public-inbox.meta
	nntp://czquwvybam4bgbro.onion/inbox.comp.mail.public-inbox.meta
	nntp://hjrcffqmbrq6wope.onion/inbox.comp.mail.public-inbox.meta
	nntp://news.gmane.org/gmane.mail.public-inbox.general

 note: .onion URLs require Tor: https://www.torproject.org/

AGPL code for this site: git clone https://public-inbox.org/ public-inbox