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Discourse(R) packaged by Bitnami

Bitnami by VMware | 2.8.7-0 on Debian 11

Linux/Unix, Debian 11 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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    Stu

Redundant, use the official Discourse setup instead

  • October 18, 2019
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TLDR: don't bother, set up Discourse on Amazon Linux instead.

+ve
* Easy to set up
* Easy to enable https with Let's Encrypt (But Discourse provide a script to do this anyway so not really valuable anymore)

-ve
* Not up to date with the latest version of Discourse and the upgrade button on the admin dashboard is not present. The Bitnami recommended way of upgrading is to copy your whole database to a new server with a fresh install (whenever they update the Discourse version on their stack) which is hardly a user friendly approach. It's also very confusingly described in the documentation.
* All the official Discourse support assumes you install it with Docker on a vanilla Linux instance. The Discourse "install discourse in 30 minutes" guide makes this easy.
* app.yml (the main Discourse config file) is not present in this installation, and replaced with a Bitnami config which is not comprehensively documented. This means all the support from Discourse or their community you might get will not apply.
* Either it is just impossible to set up a CDN due to the removal of the above (or Bitnami aren't documenting how)

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