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Install Gearman from source on Ubuntu 18.04

I tried to install Gearman on my Ubuntu 18.04 Docker container and encountered a lot of issues.

This write-up is to save you some valuable time of your life.

TL;DR

apt update
apt install -y g++ uuid-dev gperf libboost-all-dev libevent-dev curl 

cd /tmp
curl -LO https://github.com/gearman/gearmand/releases/download/1.1.18/gearmand-1.1.18.tar.gz
tar xvzf gearmand-1.1.18.tar.gz
cd gearmand-1.1.18
./configure --with-boost-libdir=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu
make
make test
make install

# Start gearman in the background
gearmand --log-file /var/log/gearmand.log --daemon

To get there, I encountered the following issues:

configure: error: Unable to find libevent

./configure --with-boost-libdir=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu
...
checking test for a working libevent... no
configure: error: Unable to find libevent

Fix: apt install -y libevent-dev

configure: error: Could not find a version of the library!

./configure --with-boost-libdir=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu
...
checking whether the Boost::Program_Options library is available... yes
configure: error: Could not find a version of the library!

Fix: apt install -y libboost-all-dev

Installing the PHP client libraries for Gearman

If you intend to use PHP to talk to your Gearman service, use the following to get the libraries installed.

Note: you might not need the last line. This is to enable the Gearman PHP extension in Docker.

cd /tmp \
  && wget https://github.com/wcgallego/pecl-gearman/archive/gearman-2.0.6.tar.gz\
  && tar xvzf gearman-2.0.6.tar.gz \
  && mv pecl-gearman-gearman-2.0.6 pecl-gearman \
  && cd pecl-gearman \
  && phpize \
  && ./configure \
  && make -j$(nproc) \
  && make install \
  && cd / \
  && rm /tmp/gearman-2.0.6.tar.gz \
  && rm -r /tmp/pecl-gearman \
  && docker-php-ext-enable gearman

Complete ELK-stack example with Docker

I wanted a quick setup for an Elasticsearch Logstach and Kibana (ELK-)stack to work with. But searching on the internet gave me too many long-winded not really working examples.

That’s why I created this page. Use it to quickly get up-and-running with an ELK-stack of your own.

Create the file docker-compose.yml

# file: docker-compose.yml
version: "3"

services:
  elk:
    image: sebp/elk
    ports:
      - "5601:5601"
      - "9200:9200"
      - "5044:5044"
    environment:
      - MAX_MAP_COUNT=262145
      - ELASTICSEARCH_START=1
      - LOGSTASH_START=1
      - KIBANA_START=1
      - TZ="Europe/Amsterdam"
    volumes:
      - elk-data:/var/lib/elasticsearch

volumes:
  elk-data:

Now start up with docker-compose up -d. That’s it!

5601: endpoint for Kibana
9200: endpoint for elastic search

Add some security

Don’t leave your elastic-search open for everyone.

Add some basic security by adding a .htpasswd config to your webserver.

$ sudo sh -c "echo -n 'myelasticuser:' >> /etc/nginx/.htpasswd"
$ sudo sh -c "openssl passwd -apr1 >> /etc/nginx/.htpasswd"
Password:
Verifying - Password:

Add it to your webserver, like nginx.

server {
    listen 80 default_server;
    listen [::]:80 default_server ipv6only=on;

    root /var/www/html;
    index index.html index.htm;

    server_name localhost;

    location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
        auth_basic "Restricted Content";
        auth_basic_user_file /etc/nginx/.htpasswd;
    }
}

Reload nginx.

$ sudo nginx -t
nginx: the configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf syntax is ok
nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test is successful

$ sudo service nginx reload

Some notes

I chose the Docker image of sebp because he’s got great documentation. Go check it out!

Especially the part with the Frequently Encountered Issues.

There, you’ll see that you’ll:

  • need 4GB of memory for the Docker container
  • need to set the amount of virtual memory on linux by setting the max map count:sudo sysctl -w vm.max_map_count=262144

SonarQube with Postgres on docker-compose

Struggling to get a working environment with SonarQube and PostgreSQL?

Use the following docker-compose file and be up and running in minutes.

It is as ‘bare’ as possible:

  • use of official Docker images for both PostgreSQL and SonarQube
  • no other configuration required
  • use of volumes so you can backup your data


version: "3"

services:
  sonarqube:
    image: sonarqube:7.9.2-community
    restart: unless-stopped
    environment:
      - SONARQUBE_JDBC_USERNAME=sonar
      - SONARQUBE_JDBC_PASSWORD=v07IGCFCF83Z95NX
      - SONARQUBE_JDBC_URL=jdbc:postgresql://db:5432/sonarqube
    ports:
      - "9000:9000"
      - "9092:9092"
    volumes:
      - sonarqube_conf:/opt/sonarqube/conf
      - sonarqube_data:/opt/sonarqube/data
      - sonarqube_extensions:/opt/sonarqube/extensions
      - sonarqube_bundled-plugins:/opt/sonarqube/lib/bundled-plugins

  db:
    image: postgres:12.1
    restart: unless-stopped
    environment:
      - POSTGRES_USER=sonar
      - POSTGRES_PASSWORD=v07IGCFCF83Z95NX
      - POSTGRES_DB=sonarqube
    volumes:
      - sonarqube_db:/var/lib/postgresql
      # This needs explicit mapping due to https://github.com/docker-library/postgres/blob/4e48e3228a30763913ece952c611e5e9b95c8759/Dockerfile.template#L52
      - postgresql_data:/var/lib/postgresql/data

volumes:
  postgresql_data:
  sonarqube_bundled-plugins:
  sonarqube_conf:
  sonarqube_data:
  sonarqube_db:
  sonarqube_extensions:

Start this stack with docker-compose up -d You can reach your SonarQube instance at http://localhost:9000Use the default credentials admin/admin to login.

Useful links:

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