Piero Bosio hubzilla (AP)


I have installed a Mastodon hub on my Raspberry Pi4 home server. The installation of Mastodon was the most complex between Hubzilla and Friendica which are much simpler. The official instructions are precise and must be followed step by step to avoid errors. Mastodon is also an interesting social platform.
Unfortunately, the instructions to install Mastodon refer to the Nginx web server, while on Rasberry I have Apache2 which manages a Friendica hub and two Hubzilla hubs. I had to temporarily stop Apache2 to avoid conflicts with Nginx in order to test Mastodon. So now, if I want to make the two servers coexist, I have to reconfigure Apache2 on other ports than the standard ones. Then I have to reconfigure Nginx as a proxy server for Apache2.
Mastodon is written in Ruby, uses dbms PostgreSql, Node.js, technologies that I know little about and which I should be documenting.
Piero Bosio hubzilla (AP)
@FourOh-LLC I have tested the YunoHost platform on the Raspberry and it is fine. The only problem I saw after installing the package on the Raspberry was a Cron error message related to updating dyndns. I found my mail box full of email messages notifying me: "Failed to resolve". I haven't tried to fix the problem, because I don't know YunoHost (maybe a problem with my modem port forwarding). So I continued with the installation of Webmin which I have been using for several years.
FourOh-LLC Zot! (via ActivityPub)
YunoHost installs a diagnostic stack, and this includes checking for RFC compliance.
I maintain my own, fully RFC-compliant DNS authoritative servers to make sure all other stack components have the chance to be RFC compliant. I do not use Dynamic DNS at all, for this reason.

This is large part of why I wrote 'if YunoHost runs well' - as it would require more work on my DNS infrastructure to also able to run over private IPv4 and IPv6. I am not quite ready to tackle that by myself, and I am not sure about its priority. I have more important things to do.

One of them is to install a secondary Hubzilla Directory server, so when I bring the manufacturing chatter to Hubzilla I can fully isolate both the moderation and the load demand. This is the first time I am installing Hubzilla outside of YunoHost so I am just learning what you already know.

But PI4 is really, really tempting, its a great platform and I am going to spend some time with it soon.

Friendica and Raspberry Pi4

I installed and configured Friendica on my home server powered by a Raspberry Pi4 and Linux Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS 64 bit.

Now I intend to test the connection with Hubzilla and connect with myself via my Hubzilla account.
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