Using Release Binaries
Download and Install
Installing using release binaries can be done in two ways – using your operating system's package manager or downloading the release binary archive. If available, the former is recommended because it allows for cleaner updates and removal.
Using Your Package Manager
With this approach, your package manager will take care of downloading and installing Commento's files on your system. The Commento binary will be installed to a standard path, so launching Commento is as simple as executing
commento from a shell. Read the next section on launching Commento to learn more about setting up some non-optional environment variables.
Unfortunately, Commento is not currently available on some distributions; in the event this applies to you, use the second method. If you would like to help package and maintain the package for your favourite distribution, please feel free to do so. Here are the documented installation steps for some distributions.
CentOS / Fedora
You should use this
repository. Then download the appropriate ".repo" file depending on your distribution.
Using Release Binary Archives
Find the latest release archive for your operating system from the releases page. For example, if you were using Linux on an
amd64 processor (also known as
x86-64) and wanted to download the
v1.4.0 release, you would download the
$ wget https://commento-release.s3.amazonaws.com/commento-linux-amd64-v1.4.0.tar.gz $ tar xvf commento-linux-amd64-v1.4.0.tar.gz -C /path/to/installation/
To launch Commento, you need to execute the binary available at
/path/to/installation/commento. Read the next section on how to set up some non-optional environment variables.
You need to set up some non-optional configuration before starting Commento. In this example, let's assume our Commento instance will be running on the server and will be available at
Before you launch Commento, you will also need a usable PostgreSQL server. Let's say the server is available at
postgres.example.com on port
5432 with the credentials
username:password. Create a database named
Set up the environment variables to start the Commento server on
commento.example.com on port
$ export COMMENTO_ORIGIN=http://commento.example.com:8080 $ export COMMENTO_PORT=8080 $ export COMMENTO_POSTGRES=postgres://username:firstname.lastname@example.org:5432/commento?sslmode=disable $ export COMMENTO_CDN_PREFIX=$COMMENTO_ORIGIN
COMMENTO_CDN_PREFIX to the appropriate URL if you are serving static content from a CDN. Otherwise, set it to the same value as
You can read the documentation on configuring Commento to learn more about the different options availble. For now, this minimal configuration is sufficient.
To launch the executable:
Now you can open
http://commento.example.com on your browser and you should be greeted with the login page. Carry on to the next step to create an account and register your website.