/e/ Cloud Services installation on CentOS 7
The installation instructions for ecloud-selfhosting refer to installation on Ubuntu. My laptop runs Fedora and my server OS of choice is CentOS, which are closely related RPM based distros. So I decided to try installing the services on CentOS and see how it goes. It was reasonably straight forward, here are the steps I took:
# Step 1: set up DNS records on your chosen domain per the standard installation instructions, and PTR for reverse DNS resolution # bootstrap script uses a git argument not present in the old version of git in the CentOS repo. We'll use this 3rd party repo to install git 2. yum -y install https://centos7.iuscommunity.org/ius-release.rpm # EPEL repo has certbot, among other useful packages yum -y install epel-release # Install Docker yum repo to get the newest version of Docker yum-config-manager --add-repo https://download.docker.com/linux/centos/docker-ce.repo # Install dependencies yum -y install git2u-all salt-minion bind-utils certbot # bootstrap script expects these to be in place. NextCloud seems to have UID 33 hard-coded for the www-data user/group, so we have to set that explicitly. mkdir /etc/salt/minion.d groupadd -g 33 www-data adduser -u 33 -g 33 www-data # Install and start Docker yum -y install docker-ce docker-compose systemctl enable docker systemctl start docker # Disable and stop Postfix SMTP server which is running by default systemctl disable postfix systemctl stop postfix # Check that ports 25, 80, 110, 143, 443, 587, 993, 995 are open in the firewall (HTTP ports required for Let's Encrypt SSL cert domain control validation!). Set in /etc/sysconfig/iptables or use firewall-cmd depending on the firewall you have enabled. # Grab bootstrap-generic.sh and run it wget https://gitlab.e.foundation/e/infra/bootstrap/raw/master/bootstrap-generic.sh bash bootstrap-generic.sh https://gitlab.e.foundation/e/infra/ecloud-selfhosting # Ignore the apt-get command not found warning, we already installed required deps from yum.
Once you have completed the bootstrap script, you should receive a welcome email with instructions to finish setting up your first mailbox, along with admin logins for nextcloud, rspamd and Postfix.Admin. Setup of my /e/ phone, Thunderbird and Nextcloud account in Fedora worked flawlessly first time.