I am having a lot of trouble getting started with an owncloud installation.

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 server (with Lamp).

The info on the owncloud website seems to produce an error. I tried to use juju but even sudo-add-apt-repository (from get started on https://jujucharms.com/get-started gives a need a repository as argument message).

Basically what is the easiest way to get owncloud installed and I admit I am totally new at this and that the command line "frightens" me?

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    no need to be frightend of the commandline :) ! And please mark drinxys anwers below as 'accepted' if it worked out for you. best of luck – matv1 Feb 1 '15 at 13:29

Modified from owncloud.org:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud.list

Then paste this into that screen

deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:/ownCloud:/community/xUbuntu_14.04/ /

Then update repos and install:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install owncloud

That should install all the dependencies it needs etc also.

  • I can't actually work out how to access owncloud.org - I have read askubuntu.com/questions/460022/using-terminal-as-a-web-browser and tried w3m and lynx but get "unable to fetch some archives" – Paul Cutler Feb 3 '15 at 11:00
  • did you try to install as per my answer? Also I rarely use terminal to browse sites etc. I generally have an SSH session open to the server I am working on from an Ubuntu desktop. If I need to look for an answer online i use good old firefox and copy/paste commands if i need to. – drinxy Feb 3 '15 at 23:23
  • Yes - nothing seems to happen. When I first login I have paul@ubuntu:~$ at that prompt I type the first line you gave me and it changes to ">" only. I then type the next two lines, nothing happens and I've still got ">" with a blinking _ – Paul Cutler Feb 4 '15 at 11:51
  • @PaulCutler I've updated my answer. It should do the same thing but using a slightly different method. – drinxy Feb 4 '15 at 23:10
  • After the first line sudo nano.... I get a screen with "GNU nano 2.2.6" at the top and a flashing "_" At that flashing cursor I typed your second line deb http://... etc - nothing has happened after that - still just a flashing cursor. I am feeling really inadequate here and totally incapable of doing any of my own problem solving (a bit frustrating - for both of us)! – Paul Cutler Feb 6 '15 at 7:41

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