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ejabberd - High-Performance Enterprise Instant Messaging Server 

Quickstart guide

0. Requirements

To compile ejabberd you need:
- GNU Make
- Libexpat 1.95 or higher
- Erlang/OTP R10B-9 or higher. Recommended: R13B04 and R14B04.
Avoid R14A and R14B.
- OpenSSL 0.9.8 or higher, for STARTTLS, SASL and SSL encryption.
- Zlib 1.2.3 or higher, for Stream Compression support
(XEP-0138). Optional.
- Erlang mysql library. Optional. MySQL authentication/storage.
- Erlang pgsql library. Optional. PostgreSQL authentication/storage.
- PAM library. Optional. For Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM).
- GNU Iconv 1.8 or higher, for the IRC Transport
(mod_irc). Optional. Not needed on systems with GNU Libc.
- ImageMagick's Convert program. Optional. For CAPTCHA challenges.
- exmpp 0.9.6 or higher. Optional. For import/export XEP-0227 files.

1. Compile and install on *nix systems

To compile ejabberd, go to the directory src/ and execute the commands:

To install ejabberd, run this command with system administrator rights
(root user):

sudo make install

These commands will:
- Install the configuration files in /etc/ejabberd/
- Install ejabberd binary, header and runtime files in /lib/ejabberd/
- Install the administration script: /sbin/ejabberdctl
- Install ejabberd documentation in /share/doc/ejabberd/
- Create a spool directory: /var/lib/ejabberd/
- Create a directory for log files: /var/log/ejabberd/

2. Start ejabberd

You can use the ejabberdctl command line administration script to
start and stop ejabberd. For example:
ejabberdctl start

For detailed information please refer to the
ejabberd Installation and Operation Guide