How to Install Chatwoot on NetBSD

Chatwoot is an open-source customer communication tool that helps businesses engage with their customers through multiple channels. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of installing Chatwoot on NetBSD.


Before installing Chatwoot on NetBSD, there are some prerequisites that you need to have:

Step 1: Update Packages

Before we begin the installation process, it's important to ensure that all packages on your system are up to date.

To update the packages, run the following command:

pkgin update

Step 2: Install Required Packages

Chatwoot requires some packages to be installed on your system. Therefore, we need to install them first. Use the following command to install them:

pkgin install ruby nodejs sqlite3 git

Step 3: Clone the Chatwoot Repository

We will now clone the Chatwoot repository from GitHub using git. This can be done with the following command:

git clone

Step 4: Install Dependencies

Navigate to the Chatwoot directory that was just cloned:

cd chatwoot/

Now, we need to install the dependencies required by Chatwoot. You can use the following command to do this:

bundle install

Step 5: Create Database

Chatwoot uses the SQLite3 database. Run the following command to create a new database:

rails db:create

Step 6: Setup Chatwoot

We now need to configure the Chatwoot application. This can be done with the following command:

rails db:schema:load

Step 7: Start Chatwoot

You can now start the Chatwoot application using the following command:

rails server

This will start the Chatwoot application, and you will be able to access the application using your web browser by navigating to http://localhost:3000.


In this tutorial, we have demonstrated how to install Chatwoot on NetBSD. Now, you can start using Chatwoot to engage with your customers and provide excellent customer service.

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