Discourse is not letting me run setup


When I installed Discourse it didnt let me run chmod 700 containers and wont let me setup

Thanks for help

From /var/discourse please list contents (ls), and check if the directory is there:

[maiki@disc discourse_docker]$ ls
bin         discourse-doctor  launcher   samples  templates
cids        discourse-setup   LICENSE    scripts  tests
containers  image             README.md  shared
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Weird, I dont see it. I installed Discourse normally.

Ah, I see. You’ve got the wrong the repo:

sudo -s
git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse_docker.git /var/discourse
cd /var/discourse
chmod 700 containers

You want https://github.com/discourse/discourse_docker.git (with _docker).


Looks like I’m going to have to install linux for the 4th time. Thanks :slight_smile:

Will update when I have somethin

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You can probably remove that directory and start over without re-installing… but that’s how I learned, so go for it! :+1:


When I did that the first time it would just not let me make the directory again.

(I’m trying to learn so I can install my 2013 build with a modified launcher lol)

This is what it looked like

You need to be root.

   sudo su -


You cloned the wrong repo and typed cs rather than cd.

I would recommend that you follow the standard install instructions more carefully. And maybe try to copy and paste…