How to install Octopress on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

The post explains, how to install Octopress on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Octopress is a jekyll based framework. It has lots of many feature. Best part is, it is static site generator. Many website and blogs have been migrated to Octopress.

Install Octopress on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Follow the given below steps to install Octopress on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Step 1 : Become a superuser

After login into Ubuntu system,Open terminal and switch to superuser. Run the given below command

sudo su -

Now you are login with root.

NOTE: In this post, we will follow all steps with root user

Step 2 : change to /opt

Change to directory /opt

cd /opt

Step 3 : Install ruby

For installing ruby we will use here Ruby Version Manager (RVM) . Popularly known as rvm.
With rvm you can install multiple ruby version and switch to different ruby version easily.
In previous post, I explained installation of ruby with rvm.

Before installing RVM first install curl

apt-get install curl

now install RVM

curl -sSL | bash -s stable

Step 4 : Run script

Now run the script , which will set the environment

source /etc/profile.d/

Step 5: Install ruby requirement

Install all ruby requirements is quite easy. Simply run the command

rvm requirements

Step 6: Install latest ruby version

At the time of writing ,latest stable version of ruby 2.1.2 is available. Hence install ruby 2.1.2 . Replace the version number with latest version of ruby.

rvm install 2.1.2

Step 7: Using ruby version

Use the ruby version as default

rvm use 2.1.2 --default

Also check the ruby version

ruby -v

Step 8 : Install nodejs

Install nodejs. In case if it is missing you will get javascript runtime error.

apt-get install nodejs

Step 9 : Install git

Install git so that we will clone the octopress code from github

apt-get install git

Step 10 : Git clone octopress code

Copy octopress git repo from github

git clone git:// octopress

Step 11 : Install Octopress and its requirements

Install the octopress and its requirements. For this, first we have to change directory of octopress. The Octopress directory is now exist after git clone (see Step 10)

cd octopress

gem install bundler
bundle install

Step 12 : Install default theme

Install defualt theme of octopress.

rake install

Note: you can also install free 3rd party Octopress theme

Step 13 : Starting Rail Server

Now we will start rail server. The octopress works on port no 4000

We expect you are still in octopress directory

Run the command

rake preview

Open another terminal and run the netstat command to see 4000 port no. listening status

netstat -tanp|grep 4000

Open the web browser and type the URL

The Octopress will be opened

Octopress Documentation link :

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