How to install frab on Fedora CoreOS

Frab is an open-source conference management system that simplifies the organization of events, conferences, and other professional meetings. Installing frab on Fedora CoreOS latest release can be a little complicated, but this tutorial will provide step-by-step instructions to help you out.

Prerequisites

Step 1 - Install Docker

Frab runs in a Docker container, so you need to install Docker first. Here are the steps:

  1. Open a terminal or SSH client and log in to your Fedora CoreOS instance.

  2. Run the following command to add the Docker CE repository:

    sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo=https://download.docker.com/linux/fedora/docker-ce.repo
    
  3. Install Docker by running the following command:

    sudo dnf install docker-ce --nobest -y
    
  4. After the installation is complete, start the Docker service and enable it to start automatically at boot time:

    sudo systemctl enable --now docker
    

Step 2 - Install Docker Compose

Docker Compose is a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker applications. Here are the steps to install Docker Compose:

  1. Open a terminal or SSH client and log in to your Fedora CoreOS instance.

  2. Run the following command to download the Docker Compose binary:

    sudo curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.29.2/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
    
  3. After the download is complete, set the executable permission on the binary:

    sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
    
  4. To verify the installation, run the following command:

    docker-compose --version
    

Step 3 - Download and configure Frab

Now that Docker and Docker Compose are installed, you can download and configure Frab. Here are the steps:

  1. Open a terminal or SSH client and log in to your Fedora CoreOS instance.

  2. Run the following command to download Frab:

    git clone https://github.com/frab/frab.git
    
  3. Go to the frab directory:

    cd frab
    
  4. Create a .env file:

    cp .env.example .env
    
  5. Open the .env file in a text editor and modify the variables to match your configuration. For example, you can set the DB_USERNAME and DB_PASSWORD variables to your desired values.

  6. Save and close the file.

Step 4 - Start Frab

Now that Frab is downloaded and configured, you can start it. Here are the steps:

  1. Open a terminal or SSH client and log in to your Fedora CoreOS instance.

  2. Go to the frab directory:

    cd frab
    
  3. Start Frab by running the following command:

    docker-compose up -d
    
  4. Wait for a few minutes for the containers to start.

  5. To verify that Frab is running, open a web browser and go to http://your-server-ip:3000. You should see the login page.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Frab on Fedora CoreOS. You can now use Frab to manage your conferences and events.

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