I am trying to install Discourse dev version on a Ubuntu 20.04 droplet in DO for the sole purpose of migrating a FluxBB forum to Discourse, exporting, and then importing to a production version of Discourse.
I had no problem installing the Docker production version as a test (without migrating from FluxBB).
However when I try to install the dev version of Discourse using this guide:
I find that it never completes when I run this command:
bundle exec rake autospec
After something like 30min of waiting for it to finish I get timed out of my remote session.
Also I get tons of errors, unfortunately I don’t have them handy but they are all of the type that some function is always returning “nil”.
And since I don’t know what that command does or if it is necessary (the instructions just say “try running the specs” without saying what this does or why to do it) I went ahead and tried the next command:
bundle exec rails server --binding=0.0.0.0
And I am finding that this takes forever also and spits a bunch of stuff out in the Terminal that I don’t understand, maybe it’s errors and maybe it isn’t.
So my question is, is this expected behavior or am I doing something wrong? Roughly how long would one expect for it to take these commands to complete?
And is it possible to just migrate the FluxBB forum using the production/Docker version of Discourse without having to use the dev version? Right now I don’t even have a production site yet, so I’m not worried about breaking it, I can blow it up & recreate it at will.