We now have a repository of Prosody packages to allow for automatic updates using a package manager.
If you are using Debian, Ubuntu, or another derived GNU/Linux distribution that uses APT (apt-get, aptitude, etc.) then you can do the following:
For these systems the package manager needs a line of information about where to find the repository. For Prosody's repository, this line is:
deb https://packages.prosody.im/debian VERSION main
You need to replace
VERSION with the version of your distribution you are using. We currently support:
If you are unsure which version your server is running, run the following command in a terminal:
For other Debian or Ubuntu based distributions try to find out which version of Ubuntu or Debian it was based on and use that, otherwise you might need to experiment some.
If you run one of the supported Ubuntu or Debian versions (se above), you can this line (select it, right-click, and choose Copy):
echo deb http://packages.prosody.im/debian $(lsb_release -sc) main | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
Now switch to your terminal and paste it (usually right-click→Paste or Ctrl+Shift+V).
Press enter, and enter your password if prompted.
Before you run apt-get update, you should import our key file, see the next section.
In order to prevent warnings about unauthenticated packages, you can add our key file using the below command:
wget https://prosody.im/files/prosody-debian-packages.key -O- | sudo apt-key add -
Finally to have APT find our packages, run:
sudo apt-get update
Then to install the Prosody package simply run:
sudo apt-get install prosody
Click 'System', then 'Administration'. Select 'Software Sources'.
Switch to the 'Third-party Software' tab. Click on the 'Add' button.
Into the box that opens, paste the line shown above beginning with 'deb'.
Click 'Add Source' to close the dialog, and click 'Reload' if prompted.
You should now be able to install the 'prosody' package using Synaptic.
Your system may warn you that the Prosody repository is not authenticated, or untrusted. To fix this you need to give it our key file.
Right-click on the link below and choose "Save Link As…". Save the file to your desktop or home folder.
Now back in the Software Sources manager, switch to the "Authentication" tab. Click on the "Import Key File" button. Select our key file you just downloaded, and click OK.