We won't be able to support 10.04 LTS because it's woefully
out-of-date with, for instance, the Boost libraries that Mapnik
relies on. 10.04 is more than a year old, and isn't getting any
Could you post the modifications that you made to get TileMill
working on Debian? We don't have much ability to test on all linux
distros so would appreciate any community support & testing we
OK, I understand the reasons concerning the deprecated libraries in
It was pretty easy to make TileMill run on Debian (all the dependencies
are up-to-date, at least in the testing branch)
I only modified the following file which prevented the installation from
I simply commented the last line of the script...
/# start tilemill/
...then ran an "apt-get install" to finish the installation. The main
difference between Ubuntu and Debian is the startup manager for
applications (upstart for Ubuntu, and the old sysvinit for Debian)
The /"start"/ command is simply not available in Debian.
I launched successfully Tilemill by and, using the mapbox user, but the
best approach would be to provide a sysvinit startup script:
I created a dummy script to launch "index.js", the Debian way but it's
not polished and not able to stop the daemon yet.
Le 26/09/2011 19:12, Tom MacWright a écrit :
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> Subject: Tilemill Ubuntu-centric support... what about Debian.
> We won't be able to support 10.04 LTS because it's woefully
> out-of-date with, for
> instance, the Boost libraries that Mapnik relies on. 10.04 is more
> than a year old,
> and isn't getting any younger.
> Could you post the modifications that you made to get TileMill working
> on Debian? We
> don't have much ability to test on all linux distros so would
> appreciate any
> community support & testing we can get.
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Support Staff4 Posted by Will White on 03 Oct, 2011 07:41 PM
We'd like to support all systems but none of us are regular Debian
users, making it difficult to test. If you have a repeatable
process for packaging TileMill for Debian, would you mind
contributing it as a pull request on the GitHub project?