This post is now out of date. The FreeBSD port/package of Mastodon, net-im/mastodon, is no longer available. To install Mastodon on FreeBSD, refer to the Mastodon Production Guide. To upgrade Mastodon, refer to the Mastodon release notes.
# service mastodon_web stop # service mastodon_workers stop # service mastodon_stream stopUpgrade your packages.
# pkg upgrade
Check the Mastodon release notes to see if any special scripts need to be run. For example, if a data migration is required, run the commands below, but do not prepend commands with `bundle exec` and never run `bundle install`, `yarn install`, or `assets:precompile`.
# su - mastodon % echo -n > Gemfile.lock % RAILS_ENV=production rails db:migrate
Do a diff between nginx-include.conf.sample and nginx-include.conf to check for changes. Update nginx-include.conf if necessary.
Return to root privileges.If you made changes to nginx-include.conf, reload the nginx configuration.
# service nginx reloadFinally, restart the Mastodon daemons.
# service mastodon_web start # service mastodon_workers start # service mastodon_stream start
Install the packages
# pkg install nginx postgresql95-server postgresql95-contrib mastodon
Enable and start required services
# sysrc redis_enable="YES" # service redis start # sysrc postgresql_enable="YES" # service postgresql initdb # service postgresql startThe Mastodon port ships with two sample nginx configuration files, a complete nginx.conf and nginx-include.conf, which mostly just includes the server block. If the web server is going to be dedicated to Mastodon, you can create a new nginx profile.
# sysrc nginx_profiles=mastodon # sysrc nginx_mastodon_configfile="/usr/local/www/mastodon/nginx.conf"If you prefer to continue using your current nginx.conf, you can add the line below to it. Make sure you put it inside the http block.
include /usr/local/www/mastodon/nginx-include.conf;In either case, you need to customize nginx-include.conf. At minimum, you will have to change all instances of example.com. Once you are satisfied with its configuration, start nginx.
# sysrc nginx_enable="YES" # service nginx start
Create mastodon database user
# psql -d template1 -U pgsql -c "CREATE USER mastodon CREATEDB;"
Switch to the mastodon user
# su - mastodon
Customize .env.productionCustomize .env.production to suit your needs, but you must at least set values for LOCAL_DOMAIN and SMTP_FROM_ADDRESS. You also have to generate secrets for PAPERCLIP_SECRET, SECRET_KEY_BASE, and OTP_SECRET. Generate a different secret for each of these fields by running the command below three time. Save .env.production before moving on to the next step.
% RAILS_ENV=production rake secretIf you are installing version 1.5.0 or later, to enable Web Push notifications, you need to generate a few extra secrets and put them in .env.production.
% RAILS_ENV=production rake mastodon:webpush:generate_vapid_key
Set up the database for the first time
% RAILS_ENV=production rails db:setup
Start the Mastodon daemonsRun the following commands with root privileges.
# sysrc mastodon_web_enable="YES" # sysrc mastodon_workers_enable="YES" # sysrc mastodon_stream_enable="YES" # service mastodon_web start # service mastodon_workers start # service mastodon_stream start
Optional Configuration in /etc/rc.confAs of version 2.0.0, values for some options can be read from /etc/rc.conf instead of .env.production. See the comments in Mastodon's three rc scripts, mastodon_web, mastodon_workers, and mastodon_stream for details.
Give users administration rightsAfter the user alice has created an account through the web interface, you can give her administration rights by using the command below.
# sudo su - mastodon % RAILS_ENV=production rails mastodon:make_admin USERNAME=alice