How to Install PixelFed on EndeavourOS

PixelFed is a free and open-source federated social media platform, which allows users to share photos and videos in a decentralized manner. In this tutorial, we will discuss how to install PixelFed on EndeavourOS latest.

Prerequisites

To install PixelFed on EndeavourOS, you will need the following:

Step 1: Update the System

Before installing any new packages, we need to update the system packages to their latest version. To do that, run the following command:

sudo pacman -Syu

Step 2: Install Required Packages

To install PixelFed, we need to install some dependencies on our system. Run the following command to install required packages:

sudo pacman -S curl git mariadb mcrypt nginx openssl php php-fpm php-gd php-intl php-mbstring php-mysqlnd php-redis redis

Step 3: Install Composer

Composer is a dependency manager for PHP. We will use Composer to install PixelFed dependencies. Run the following command to install Composer:

curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php

After installation, move the "composer.phar" to the "bin" directory and create a symbolic link.

sudo mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer
sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/composer /usr/bin/composer

Step 4: Install PixelFed

Now, we are ready to install PixelFed. Go to the web directory of your server.

cd /var/www

Clone the PixelFed repository from Github.

sudo git clone https://github.com/pixelfed/pixelfed

Move to the pixelfed directory.

cd pixelfed

Use the composer to install PixelFed dependencies.

sudo composer install

After the installation is complete, create a new file named ".env" in the root directory.

sudo cp .env.example .env

Edit the ".env" file and update the following parameters with your system values:

...
APP_ENV=production
APP_DEBUG=false

DB_CONNECTION=mysql
DB_HOST=127.0.0.1
DB_PORT=3306
DB_DATABASE=pixelfed
DB_USERNAME=pixelfed
DB_PASSWORD=your_db_password

APP_URL=https://your_domain_name
...

Note: Replace "your_db_password" with the actual password of your MySQL or MariaDB database.

Generate an application key for PixelFed.

sudo php artisan key:generate

Run the migrations to create the necessary database tables.

sudo php artisan migrate

Run the seeders to populate the database with initial data.

sudo php artisan db:seed

Change the ownership of the web directory and give it the necessary group permissions.

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/pixelfed
sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/pixelfed

Step 5: Configure the Web Server

Now, we need to configure the web server to serve the PixelFed application. In our case, we will configure the Nginx web server.

Create a new server block file for PixelFed, like this:

sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/pixelfed.your_domain_name.conf

Insert the following Nginx configuration:

# Redirect HTTP traffic to HTTPS
server {
    listen 80;
    server_name pixelfed.your_domain_name;
    return 301 https://$server_name$request_uri;
}

server {
    listen 443 ssl;
    server_name pixelfed.your_domain_name;
    root /var/www/pixelfed/public;

    index index.html index.htm index.php;

    charset utf-8;

    client_max_body_size 100M;

    location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$query_string;
    }

    location ~ \.php$ {
    include snippets/fastcgi-php.conf;

    fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php-fpm/php-fpm.sock;
    }

    location ~ /\.ht {
        deny all;
    }

    ssl_certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/pixelfed.your_domain_name/fullchain.pem;
    ssl_certificate_key /etc/letsencrypt/live/pixelfed.your_domain_name/privkey.pem;
    ssl_trusted_certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/pixelfed.your_domain_name/chain.pem;
}

Note: Replace "your_domain_name" with your actual domain name.

Step 6: Enable the Server Block

After creating the server block file, we need to enable it. To do that, use the following command:

sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/pixelfed.your_domain_name.conf /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/

Verify the Nginx configuration.

sudo nginx -t

If there are no errors, reload the Nginx service.

sudo systemctl reload nginx

Step 7: Access PixelFed

Now, open your web browser and navigate to the following URL:

https://pixelfed.your_domain_name

You will see the PixelFed login page. Create a new account and start using PixelFed.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed PixelFed on EndeavourOS latest.

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