Installing Diaspora* on Debian 6.0 on a virtual server

I went ahead and tried installing my own server to run a pod for the distributed open source social network, Diaspora*.

The installation went fine according to the instructions (Installing and running Diaspora) until the part where I say

bundle install --without development test

And Debian says:

Fetching source index for

Bummer. I eventually figured out that the server simply runs out of memory. Shutting down mysqld and rerunning the command gets just a bit further:

Errno::ENOMEM: Cannot allocate memory - sudo -p 'Enter your password to install the bundled RubyGems to your system: ' mkdir -p /var/lib/gems/1.8/cache
An error occured while installing rake (0.9.2), and Bundler cannot continue.
Make sure that `gem install rake -v '0.9.2'` succeeds before bundling.

Looks like 128Mb of memory just wasn’t enough… I’ve ordered an upgrade; Let’s see if 256Mb is.

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1 comment

  1. 256 Mb got Diaspora running, although not without error messages in the terminal. I decided that a server capable of running Diaspora would be too expensive to run, so I joined instead.

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