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Server development

This is the document for deploying Seafile open source development environment in Ubuntu 2204 docker container.

Run a container

docker run -it -p 8000:8000 -p 8082:8082 -p 3000:3000 --name seafile-ce-env ubuntu:22.04 bash

Note, the following commands are all executed in the seafile-ce-env docker container.

Update Source and Install Dependencies.

Update base system and install base dependencies:

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y

apt-get install -y ssh libevent-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libglib2.0-dev uuid-dev intltool libsqlite3-dev libmysqlclient-dev libarchive-dev libtool libjansson-dev valac libfuse-dev python3-dateutil cmake re2c flex sqlite3 python3-pip python3-simplejson git libssl-dev libldap2-dev libonig-dev vim vim-scripts wget cmake gcc autoconf automake mysql-client librados-dev libxml2-dev curl sudo telnet netcat unzip netbase ca-certificates apt-transport-https build-essential libxslt1-dev libffi-dev libpcre3-dev libz-dev xz-utils nginx pkg-config poppler-utils libmemcached-dev sudo ldap-utils libldap2-dev libjwt-dev

Install Node 16 from nodesource:

curl -fsSL https://deb.nodesource.com/gpgkey/nodesource-repo.gpg.key | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /etc/apt/keyrings/nodesource.gpg
echo "deb [signed-by=/etc/apt/keyrings/nodesource.gpg] https://deb.nodesource.com/node_16.x nodistro main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nodesource.list
apt-get install -y nodejs

Install other Python 3 dependencies:

apt-get install -y python3 python3-dev python3-pip python3-setuptools python3-ldap

python3 -m pip install --upgrade pip

pip3 install Django==4.2.* django-statici18n==2.3.* django_webpack_loader==1.7.* django_picklefield==3.1 django_formtools==2.4 django_simple_captcha==0.6.* djangosaml2==1.5.* djangorestframework==3.14.* python-dateutil==2.8.* pyjwt==2.6.* pycryptodome==3.16.* python-cas==1.6.* pysaml2==7.2.* requests==2.28.* requests_oauthlib==1.3.* future==0.18.* gunicorn==20.1.* mysqlclient==2.1.* qrcode==7.3.* pillow==10.2.* chardet==5.1.* cffi==1.15.1 captcha==0.5.* openpyxl==3.0.* Markdown==3.4.* bleach==5.0.* python-ldap==3.4.* sqlalchemy==2.0.18 redis mock pytest pymysql configparser pylibmc django-pylibmc nose exam splinter pytest-django

Install MariaDB and Create Databases

apt-get install -y mariadb-server
service mariadb start
mysqladmin -u root password 123456

sql for create databases

create database ccnet charset utf8;
create database seafile charset utf8;
create database seahub charset utf8;

Download Source Code

cd ~/
mkdir -p ~/dev/source-code
cd ~/dev/source-code

git clone https://github.com/haiwen/libevhtp.git
git clone https://github.com/haiwen/libsearpc.git
git clone https://github.com/haiwen/seafile-server.git
git clone https://github.com/haiwen/seahub.git

cd libevhtp/
git checkout tags/1.1.7 -b tag-1.1.7

cd libsearpc/
git checkout tags/v3.3-latest -b tag-v3.3-latest

cd ../seafile-server
git checkout tags/v11.0.0-server -b tag-v11.0.0-server

cd ../seahub
git checkout tags/v11.0.0-server -b tag-v11.0.0-server

Compile and Install seaf-server

cd ../libevhtp
cmake -DEVHTP_DISABLE_SSL=ON -DEVHTP_BUILD_SHARED=OFF .
make
make install
ldconfig

cd ../libsearpc
./autogen.sh
./configure
make
make install
ldconfig

cd ../seafile-server
./autogen.sh
./configure --disable-fuse
make
make install
ldconfig

Create Conf Files

mkdir ~/dev/conf
cd ~/dev/conf

cat > ccnet.conf  <<EOF
[Database]
ENGINE = mysql
HOST = localhost
PORT = 3306
USER = root
PASSWD = 123456
DB = ccnet
CONNECTION_CHARSET = utf8
CREATE_TABLES = true
EOF

cat > seahub_settings.py  <<EOF
DATABASES = {
    'default': {
        'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.mysql',
        'NAME': 'seahub',
        'USER': 'root',
        'PASSWORD': '123456',
        'HOST': 'localhost',
        'PORT': '3306',
    }
}
FILE_SERVER_ROOT = 'http://127.0.0.1:8082'
SERVICE_URL = 'http://127.0.0.1:8000'
EOF


mkdir ~/dev/seafile-data
cd ~/dev/seafile-data

cat > seafile.conf  <<EOF
[database]
type = mysql
host = localhost
port = 3306
user = root
password = 123456
db_name = seafile
connection_charset = utf8
create_tables = true
EOF

Start seaf-server

seaf-server -c /root/dev/conf -d /root/dev/seafile-data -D all -f -l - &

Start seahub

Prepare environment variables

cd ~/dev/source-code/seahub/

export PYTHONPATH=/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/:/root/dev/source-code/seahub/thirdpart:$PYTHONPATH
export CCNET_CONF_DIR=/root/dev/conf
export SEAFILE_CONF_DIR=/root/dev/seafile-data
export SEAFILE_CENTRAL_CONF_DIR=/root/dev/conf

Create seahub database tables

python3 manage.py migrate

Create user

python3 manage.py createsuperuser

Start seahub

python3 manage.py runserver 0.0.0.0:8000

Then, you can visit http://127.0.0.1:8000/ to use Seafile.

The Final Directory Structure

Directory Structure

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Deploy Frontend Development Environment

For deploying frontend development enviroment, you need:

1, checkout seahub to master branch

cd /root/dev/source-code/seahub

git fetch origin master:master
git checkout master

2, add the following configration to /root/dev/conf/seahub_settings.py

import os
PROJECT_ROOT = '/root/dev/source-code/seahub'
WEBPACK_LOADER = {
    'DEFAULT': {
        'BUNDLE_DIR_NAME': 'frontend/',
        'STATS_FILE': os.path.join(PROJECT_ROOT,
                                   'frontend/webpack-stats.dev.json'),
    }
}
DEBUG = True

3, install js modules

cd /root/dev/source-code/seahub/frontend

npm install

4, npm run dev

cd /root/dev/source-code/seahub/frontend

npm run dev

5, start seaf-server and seahub