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ThingSpeak API Installation on Clean Install of Ubuntu 10.10
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March 28, 2011
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Open Terminal and start in /home/(user)

sudo apt-get install aptitude
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install build-essential git-core curl

bash ~/.bashrc

. ~/.bashrc

sudo aptitude install mysql-server libmysqlclient-dev libmysql-ruby
sudo aptitude install libssl-dev libopenssl-ruby
sudo aptitude install libxslt1.1 libxslt1-dev libxml2 libxml2-dev rubygems

rvm install 1.9.2
rvm --default use 1.9.2

gem install rails

git clone git://

cd thingspeak
gem update
bundle install

gedit config/database.yml.example

Change database username and password for development, test, and production databases and save the file as database.yml

rake db:create
rake db:schema:load

rails server

September 9, 2011
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Is it possible to have an updated version of this tutorial (for ubuntu 11)? With may be, a little more explanations. I'm quite a rookie in linux and database things, but i'm really interested in the ThingSpeak API installation.

What are the possibilities once ThingSpeak API is installed on our own servers? Is it really the same as the ThingSpeak website? Creating an account and so on?


I hope for an answer, and please excuse me is some of my questions are dumb or naïve.



November 25, 2011
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ThingSpeak installation instructions have been updated for Ubuntu 11.10 - and now the same instructions work on Ubuntu 10 and up.


Here are the instructions on GitHub:


Each line is a command that you enter from the terminal window.

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