Sourcefabric Booktype (Book Collab Software)?

  • Posted on January 5, 2015
  • pmepostAsked by pmepost

Hello all.

I just wonder if any of you have tried to install Sourcefabric Booktype (or other of their software) on a virtual server?

Her is Booktype:


I would really like to get Booktype working on my server, but I am a newbie linux/server admin, thus I don’t want to mess up my droplet server setup.

Anyone want to test this Booktype in a virtual host?

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If you have built your own copy of redis from source, the Debian package manager will not know about that, it only tracks .deb packages. You probably have two copies of redis installed now :-)

The command:

dpkg-query -l redis-server

should return the Debian package version installed, which should be 2.8.17-1~bpo70+1+b1

If that is the case, please try running this command again:

sudo gdebi booktype_2.0.0~20150107-1_all.deb

That works for me on wheezy. If it still doesn’t work, we need to dig deeper…

What happens if you do this (as root)?

apt-get update apt-cache show redis-server

It should show you that both 2.4.14 and 2.8.17 are available. Then the command:

apt-get install redis-server

should install the 2.8 version for you.

Booktype 2.0 requires Redis server 2.8 or later, a version which is available in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ‘Trusty’ but is not currently available in Debian 7 ‘wheezy’. If your Debian server runs wheezy, make sure you have the wheezy-backports apt repository set up. There should be a line similar to:

deb wheezy-backports main

in your /etc/apt/sources.list file. If you need to add a line for wheezy-backports, you can find a list of mirror sites at