Install on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Hi all,
    would like to install Booktype on my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server. At the
    moment it seems that there is no such distribution under
    Do you plan to offer one for automatic installation or is a manual installation your suggested solution?
    Thanks for your support,
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  • Vote Up0Vote Down Daniel JamesDaniel James
    Posts: 805Member, Sourcefabric Team
    Hi Peter,

    That is correct, we do not have explicit support for Ubuntu 16.04, however the package is fairly generic and should work on any recent Debian or Ubuntu distro.

    In addition to the apt repository, there are also daily snapshots at which can be installed with a program such as gdebi which will resolve dependencies for you.

    Please let us know how you get on!

    Post edited by Daniel James at 2017-05-02 08:52:13
  • Hi Daniel,

    thanks a lot for your quick reply, I really appreciate your help.
    I have tried using the trusty distribution on my server but that failed with the following message (translated by me as I have a German shell output):

        booktype : Depends on: apache2-mpm-prefork but is not installable

    So I guess the package resolution itself works when I use trusty.

    The weird thing is that askubuntu told me that this dependency is installed, which I was able to validate:

    Do you or anyone else have any idea?

    Thanks and best regards,
  • Vote Up0Vote Down xxxxxxxx
    Posts: 1Member
    As that askubuntu thread already made clear: there is no apache2-mpm-prefork package any more in newer Debian/Ubuntu releases. The same functionality is provided by installing the apache2 server package.
    Just someone needs to update the provided packages.
    You could trick the package system into ignoring that requirement but that usually creates more trouble than you would want.
  • Vote Up0Vote Down Daniel JamesDaniel James
    Posts: 805Member, Sourcefabric Team
    Thanks for the report, the apache package name has been updated in