Error while bootstrapping Discourse


#1

This is a new installation, i tried to run “sudo ./launcher bootstrap app”, but i get

WARNING: No swap limit support
(): could not find expected ‘:’ while scanning a simple key at line 49 column 3 -e LANG=en_US.UTF-8
YAML syntax error. Please check your /var/docker/containers/*.yml config files.

when i tried to check the /var/docker/containers/*.yml files, i saw that there is no /var/docker directory, but if i run sudo wget -qO- https://get.docker.io/ | sh it says its already installed. Just in case, i’m running on bitnami not Digital Ocean.


(Dave McClure) #2

If you’re on the latest and installed according to the instructions, the YAML files you need to check are probably in this directory:

/var/discourse/containers/

#3

@mcwumbly You’re right, it was /var/discourse/containers/app.yml, i ran it through a YAML checker and it said
syntax error on line 49, col 2: smtp_port = 587
I cant find what the error is though. Heres the entire file:

##
## After making changes to this file, you MUST rebuild for any changes
## to take effect in your live Discourse instance:
##
## /var/discourse/launcher rebuild app
##

## this is the all-in-one, standalone Discourse Docker container template

# You may add rate limiting by uncommenting the web.ratelimited template.
# Out of the box it allows 12 reqs a second per ip, and 100 per minute per ip
# This is configurable by amending the params in this file

templates:
  - "templates/postgres.template.yml"
  - "templates/redis.template.yml"
  - "templates/web.template.yml"
  - "templates/sshd.template.yml"
  - "templates/web.ratelimited.template.yml"

## which TCP/IP ports should this container expose?
expose:
  - "80:80"   # fwd host port 80   to container port 80 (http)
  - "2222:22" # fwd host port 2222 to container port 22 (ssh)

params:
  db_default_text_search_config: "pg_catalog.english"
  ## Set db_shared_buffers to 1/3 of the memory you wish to allocate to postgres
  ## on 1GB install set to 128MB on a 4GB instance you may raise to 1GB
  #db_shared_buffers: "128MB"
  #
  ## Which Git revision should this container use? (default: tests-passed)
  #version: tests-passed

env:
  LANG: en_US.UTF-8
  ## TODO: How many concurrent web requests are supported?
  ## With 2GB we recommend 3-4 workers, with 1GB only 2
  #UNICORN_WORKERS: 2
  ##
  ## TODO: List of comma delimited emails that will be made admin and developer
  ## on initial signup example 'user1@example.com,user2@example.com'
  DISCOURSE_DEVELOPER_EMAILS: 'vbsmart.dc@gmail.com'
  ##
  ## TODO: The domain name this Discourse instance will respond to
  DISCOURSE_HOSTNAME: 'discourse.dserve-06.bitnamiapp.com'
  ##
  ## TODO: The mailserver this Discourse instance will use
  smtp_address = "smtp.sendgrid.net"
  smtp_port = 587
  smtp_domain = discourse.dserve-06.bitnamiapp.com
  smtp_user_name = '*********' #Its not like this in the file, I'm just not going to put this online obviously
  smtp_password = '**********'
  ##
  ## The CDN address for this Discourse instance (configured to pull)
  #DISCOURSE_CDN_URL: //discourse-cdn.example.com

## These containers are stateless, all data is stored in /shared
volumes:
  - volume:
      host: /var/discourse/shared/standalone
      guest: /shared
  - volume:
      host: /var/discourse/shared/standalone/log/var-log
      guest: /var/log

## The docker manager plugin allows you to one-click upgrade Discouse
## http://discourse.example.com/admin/docker
hooks:
  after_code:
    - exec:
        cd: $home/plugins
        cmd:
          - mkdir -p plugins
          - git clone https://github.com/discourse/docker_manager.git

## Remember, this is YAML syntax - you can only have one block with a name
run:
  - exec: echo "Beginning of custom commands"

  ## If you want to configure password login for root, uncomment and change:
  #- exec: apt-get -y install whois # for mkpasswd
  ## Use only one of the following lines:
  #- exec: /usr/sbin/usermod -p 'PASSWORD_HASH' root
  #- exec: /usr/sbin/usermod -p "$(mkpasswd -m sha-256 'RAW_PASSWORD')" root

  ## If you want to authorized additional users, uncomment and change:
  #- exec: ssh-import-id username
  #- exec: ssh-import-id anotherusername

  - exec: echo "End of custom commands"
  - exec: awk -F\# '{print $1;}' ~/.ssh/authorized_keys | awk 'BEGIN { print "Authorized SSH keys for this container:"; } NF>=2 {print $NF;}'

(Dave McClure) #4

Pretty sure you wan’t to remove the quotes around the address on this line:

  smtp_address = "smtp.sendgrid.net"

#5

apparently i need a “:” somewhere in that line, but i tried every sequence
i could think of and i still got errors.


(Neil Lalonde) #6

This is not valid YAML syntax:

You need to use colons, like so:

smtp_address: smtp.sendgrid.net

(Dave McClure) #7

Also, the keys in the sample file are all caps and start with DISCOURSE_

## TODO: The mailserver this Discourse instance will use
  DISCOURSE_SMTP_ADDRESS: smtp.example.com         # (mandatory)
  #DISCOURSE_SMTP_PORT: 587                        # (optional)
  #DISCOURSE_SMTP_USER_NAME: user@example.com      # (optional)
  #DISCOURSE_SMTP_PASSWORD: pa$$word               # (optional)
  ##


#8

Thanks everyone, the build is working, hopefully it’ll end without errors


#9

The bootstrapping was successful, thanks all!