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[–]magnora7 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Nice work getting a copy of saidit running, I bet /u/d3rr would be interested in this as well.

As far as I know, the test data is not necessary to run the site.

sudo start reddit-job-update_popular_subreddits

I've never seen that command in my life... not sure it's necessary.

Here's some documentation about creating cron jobs: https://askubuntu.com/questions/2368/how-do-i-set-up-a-cron-job#2369

These are little necessary tasks that keep everything running clean and smooth. You may be able to get away without needing some of them if you're just running a small instance.

If you've got any more questions, ask away!

[–]portcity[S] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Thank you so much for replying, and more, for creating such a fabulous codebase and social network. The fact that I, a coding noob, was able to install it all twice (once with the testing data, and once without it, for my young nephew who is interested in coding) shows how good a job you did. I tried at first with the reddit codebase and kept failing because the login kept resolving to reddit.local even after I edited the /etc/hosts file every which way I could find ... but saidit installed beautifully, perfectly the first time! YAY!! What a relief.

As for where I found this command: sudo start reddit-job-update_popular_subreddits It came from here: https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditOpenSource/comments/8id3eg/how_to_install_reddit_open_source_on_a_virtual/

Looks like that was written by your partner? Thank you so much again. Your work was exactly what I was looking for to start a small arts-focused community. I also really appreciate the values you show here. All best, J

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The fact that I, a coding noob, was able to install it all twice (once with the testing data, and once without it, for my young nephew who is interested in coding) shows how good a job you did. I tried at first with the reddit codebase and kept failing because the login kept resolving to reddit.local even after I edited the /etc/hosts file every which way I could find ... but saidit installed beautifully, perfectly the first time!

That's extremely gratifying to hear! Thank you! /u/d3rr and I worked very hard to organize it as much as possible so other people can easily create their own saidit, so I'm glad to hear it worked for you!

He did indeed write that, you'll have to hear from him I guess to explain that part of the code. I think it just goes in a cron job though, and then you can forget about it forever. Not exactly sure