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Install Verlihub from source on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we are going to install Verlihub version 1.0.0.0 from source on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
The first thing we need to do is to install Verlihub's dependencies.

1. We will update the repositories database to the latest version:

sudo apt update


2. Install Verlihub's dependencies:

sudo apt install cmake libssl-dev mysql-server libmysqlclient-dev libpcre3-dev gettext


for MySQL you will be asked for a password for root user. Please remember this password as it is required by Verlihub.

3. Download the latest version of Verlihub from Github:

wget https://github.com/Verlihub/verlihub/archive/master.zip


4. Unzip Verlihub:

unzip master.zip


this will inflate (extract) the master.zip file in a folder called verlihub-master

5. Navigate to Verlihub source directory

cd verlihub-master


6. Create a local directory where the build will be created and navigate to it:

mkdir build && cd build


7. Compile Verlihub from source for our OS:

cmake ..

make


8. Install Verlihub:

sudo make install

sudo ldconfig


9.  First-time setup of Verlihub (host, ip, database, administrator, etc):

To view all the available options of Verlihub utility script:

vh


will output similar to this:

This is a utility script for Verlihub, usage:

  -i, --install                         Configure Verlihub for a new hub
  -r, --run     [path_to_dbconfig]      Run the hub from the given dbconfig path
  -q, --restart [path_to_dbconfig]      Restart the hub from the given dbconfig path
  -R, --reload  [path_to_dbconfig]      Force hub to reload it's configuration and caches
  -s, --stop    [path_to_dbconfig]      Stop the hub from the given dbconfig path
  -t, --status  [path_to_dbconfig]      Check if hub is running or not
  -g, --geoip                           Update GeoIP
  -a, --autoload                        Load plugin automatically when start the hub
        -l, --list                              Show list of available plugins
        -n, --on                                Run plugin automatically with hub
        -f, --off                               Disable auto load of plugin
        -d, --configdir  [path_to_dbconfig]     Specify the hub with location of dbconfig file. Optional
  -u, --adduser    [path_to_dbconfig]    Register a new user in the database
  -c, --clean   [path_to_dbconfig]                      Clean kicklist, banlist, unbanlist, iplog, stats and messages tables
  -w, --backup   [path_to_dbconfig]   Make backup of database from the given dbconfig path
  -t, --restore       [path_to_dbconfig]   Import the given SQL file in the database for given dbconfig path
  -v, --version                         Print version information
  -h, --help                            Show this help

Configure Verlihub (for the first time) a new hub:

sudo vh -i


you will be asked for the following:

Choose database name (verlihub): 
MySQL user to access to 'verlihub' (verlihub):
MySQL password for user 'verlihub':
MySQL hostname (localhost):
MySQL charset (experts only, leave empty for default):
Hub locale (experts only, leave empty for default):
Hub encoding (experts only, leave empty for default):
Do you want to continue with this information? (y/N)

here we press y

If the script could not find the MySQL user with the given password, you will be prompted for MySQL admin user and password:

-- Please insert MySQL administrator information to create DB or account or grant permissions.
Username (root):
Password: 

If the script has the correct MySQL admin credentials, it will create the new MySQL user and database.
Next, you will be prompted for a location to save the configuration files:

-- You need to choose a place for the configuration files
        [1] /etc/verlihub
        [2] /usr/local/etc/verlihub
        [9] Other, choose path where put config file
Select number:

I choose the first option. This is where the MySQL database will be populated and it will take a while to complete.
After this step is completed you will be prompted:

-- Installation has been completed. Now you can add master account
Master name ([SU]root):
Master password (1468760540):
Hub port (411):
Hub host (test1):
Hub name (hub of root):

-- The hub is configured successfully. Now you can start the hub using vh --run command.


10. Let's start our new verlihub hub:

sudo vh --run


References: Verlihub Github repositories install tutorial, Verlihub official webpage installation tutorial

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