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Install Bibledit Cloud on Debian and Ubuntu

Follow the steps below to install Bibledit. It needs basic knowledge about working with Linux servers.

  1. Open a terminal.
  2. Update the software sources:
    sudo apt update
  3. Install the software that Bibledit Cloud relies on:
    sudo apt install build-essential autotools-dev autoconf autoconf-archive git zip pkgconf libcurl4-openssl-dev libssl-dev poppler-utils libsword-utils diatheke ldap-utils libmimetic-dev certbot libxml2-dev
  4. Download a recent version of Bibledit Cloud fromĀ
  5. Unpack the downloaded Bibledit in folder bibledit:
    mkdir -p bibledit
    tar xf bibledit-5.0.9xx.tar.gz -C bibledit –strip-components=1

    Change the 9xx above to the version number of Bibledit that was downloaded.
  6. Change to the directory:
    cd bibledit
  7. Build Bibledit Cloud:
    This takes a while. There will be many technical messages, but there should be no errors.
  8. Start Bibledit Cloud:
    ./bibledit &
  9. Bibledit Cloud will be accessible through the IP address port 8080. Examples:
  10. Open the web address in the browser, follow the instructions on the screen to configure Bibledit Cloud, and log in.