Saturday fun: Hubzilla on a VirtualBox VM
After playing with NextCloud (hosted on Heztner) earlier last week, Saturday was time for Hubzilla.
I finally got my developer workstation up and running in January. During last week I also installed VirtualBox and a virtual linux server.
On Saturday morning I installed Hubzilla on a Ubuntu VM. I guess it took a good half hour to get it working, even with the instructions here How to Install Hubzilla on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
A couple of notes that might come in handy for others who install it in a home lab:
- Install LAMP Server: The default host on apache caught all the requests. I basically made Hubzilla the default.
- Configure MariaDB: The procedure to configure MariaDB didn't work for me on my fresh vm. Since this was just a lab setup I ended up disabling unix_socket plugin login using this guide MariaDB Installed Without Password Prompts for Root on Ubuntu 17.10 / 18.04 -
The rest of the day I was parent-on-duty as my wife is at work and we have an upcoming birthday to prepare.
If I have to install it again I'll probably try with Debian and use the official instructions here: https://project.hubzilla.org/help/en/admin/administrator_guide#Overview
: AMD FX 6-core with 8 gigs of ram and an old repurposed 500 Gb drive as OS drive : ) : Running a VirtualBox VM on an old non-SSD drive is surprisingly slow so I might get a new SSD for it sooner or later.