Installing HouseAgent on Linux

Following up on yesterday’s post, here are the instructions to install HouseAgent on Linux.
I took one of the most popular Linux distribution’s (Ubuntu) for this blog post, but it should be easy to apply this guide for other distributions as well.

Step 1: installing HouseAgent prerequisites

The first step is to install the HouseAgent prerequisites, there are two (Erlang and RabbitMQ) but you can install them using a single command line.
Start the terminal in Ubuntu:

Now enter the following command:

Hit “Y” to continue the installation.

Step 2: Installing HouseAgent

Download “HouseAgent.tar.gz” from the HouseAgent forum pages, and put it in a location of your liking. I chose HouseAgent in my home directory.
Now extract HouseAgent:

After extracting you need to copy the configuration file to /etc, you can do this with the following command line (you need to sudo this):

Step 3: Starting HouseAgent

You are now ready to start HouseAgent. You can do this by running: “./Houseagent” :

After HouseAgent has been started, point your browser to http://localhost:8080:

Congratulations, you have successfully installed HouseAgent! In tomorrow’s blog post we will look into installing the first plug-in in order to make HouseAgent actually useful.


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