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04 August 2009

Posted by Irregular Zero

at 11:22 AM

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Installing MongoDB on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

For the installation, I decided to build MongoDB (http://www.mongodb.org/) from source. The documentation regarding this is thorough and getting it running was a cinch. A Javascript engine called Spider Monkey is used and you need to build it with UTF8 support.

The documents referred to:
http://www.mongodb.org/display/DOCS/Building
http://www.mongodb.org/display/DOCS/Building+Spider+Monkey
http://www.mongodb.org/display/DOCS/Building+for+Linux

The all-in-one command line version:
Dependencies:
sudo apt-get install curl tcsh git-core scons g++
sudo apt-get install libpcre++-dev libboost-dev libmozjs-dev

Spider Monkey installation:
curl -O ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/js/js-1.7.0.tar.gz
tar zxvf js-1.7.0.tar.gz
cd js/src
export CFLAGS="-DJS_C_STRINGS_ARE_UTF8"
make -f Makefile.ref
sudo JS_DIST=/usr make -f Makefile.ref export

MongoDB installation:
git clone git://github.com/mongodb/mongo.git
scons all
sudo scons --prefix=/opt/mongo install

Finishing up:
add /opt/mongo/bin to your path
create a /data/db directory structure and chown it to your user or add read-write permission.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/how-to-add-a-program-to-the-ubuntu-startup-list-after-login/
System -> Preferences -> Startup Applications -> Startup Programs
click add, click browse and select /opt/mongo/bin/mongod
add run to the end of the line so that it reads '/opt/mongo/bin/mongod run'
enter name and comment then save

And you're done. mongodb will start up with no authentication as default at localhost:27017, the web information interface is at localhost:28017. You can use mongo to enter the interactive shell, similar to mysql's shell client.

Some links to get you started:
http://www.mongodb.org/display/DOCS/Overview+-+The+MongoDB+Interactive+Shell
http://www.mongodb.org/display/DOCS/File+Based+Configuration
http://www.mongodb.org/display/DOCS/Command+Line+Parameters
http://www.mongodb.org/display/DOCS/Security+and+Authentication
http://www.mongodb.org/display/DOCS/Manual

2 comments:

Jeremy said...

The build for spidermonkey places it's header files in /usr/include instead of /usr/include/js, which is where mongodb is looking when it attempts to compile scripting/engine_spidermonkey.cpp. Just a heads up to others trying to build from scratch.

Daily Noir said...

For me, scons all --libpath=/usr/lib worked.. Try using Mongo and Googles V8