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README

ejabberd - High-Performance Enterprise Instant Messaging Server 

Quickstart guide


0. Requirements

To compile ejabberd you need:
- GNU Make
- GCC
- Erlang/OTP R12B-5 or higher. Recommended: R12B-5, R13B04 and R14B01.
Avoid R14A and R14B.
- exmpp 0.9.6 or higher
- OpenSSL 0.9.8 or higher, for STARTTLS, SASL and SSL encryption.
- Erlang mysql library. Optional. MySQL authentication/storage.
- Erlang pgsql library. Optional. PostgreSQL authentication/storage.
- PAM library. Optional. For Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM).
- ESASL library. Optional. For SASL GSSAPI authentication.
- ImageMagick's Convert program. Optional. For CAPTCHA challenges.


1. Compile and install on *nix systems

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

If you get an error like:
./configure: No such file or directory
the solution is to first execute:
aclocal
autoconf

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