With all the hype about ChatGPT nowadays, I really have to try it. And I’m still wondering how to install Mastodon on Debian 11 without Docker. And here’s the AI’s response:
To install Mastodon, the open-source, decentralized social networking platform, on Debian 11 without using Docker, you can follow these steps:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install postgresql postgresql-contrib sudo apt-get install redis-server curl -sS https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add - echo "deb https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yarn.list sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install yarn
git clone https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon.git
cd mastodon yarn install
Next, you will need to configure Mastodon by copying the .env.production.sample file to .env.production and editing it to set the appropriate values for your environment. This includes setting up your database, caching, and other options.
Once the configuration is complete, you can compile the Mastodon assets using the following command:
RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rails assets:precompile
RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rails s
Mastodon should now be running on your system. You can access it in your web browser at
Note: The steps outlined above are a simplified version of the installation instructions for Mastodon. For more detailed instructions and additional options, please refer to the Mastodon documentation.
And I still have to try this soon. Will provide feedback if this instuction prove helpful.