New! Simple one-button installer for Rockets on Ubuntu 14 LTS

Post #: 112
Post type: Blog post
Date: 2019-06-19 22:49:45.000
Author: Rocket Man

It's been a while since I've updated this site, but it's not because I haven't been working on Rockets! In fact, I've been using and improving it at my job, and I'm doing work for not only the 1.0 release but some design work for what I want to see in Rockets 2.0!

In the mean time, I've made a new script that will do all the installation and configuring for Rockets on a bare-bones Ubuntu 14 LTS server (NOTE:The script has also been tested and adapted so it will work on Ubuntu 16 and 18). All you have to do is install the OpenSSH server when you're creating your server, then log in via SSH, type


Then make the script executable:

sudo chmod +x

And then run the script:

sudo ./

And that's it! It takes care of all the fiddly bits (downloading newlisp, downloading Rockets, getting Bootstrap and the libraries and images, fixing the crypto library, setting permissions, etc) and leaves you with a fully-working Rockets system.


fport on 2015-08-03 11:58:58.000

sudo ./

2015-08-03 11:50:13 (158 MB/s) - ‘’ saved [2860/2860]

fport@ubuntu:~$ sudo ./
[sudo] password for fport:
sudo: ./ command not found

Rocket Man on 2015-08-21 14:43:13.000

Ah, I forgot a crucial step, the command to make the script executable. I'll edit the post.

Rocket Man on 2016-03-17 11:37:14.000

OK, I've updated the installer so it works now with Ubuntu 14.04.4 and newLISP 10.7.

xerxes on 2016-05-06 14:50:21.000

Hey, Rocket Man, longtime! Hope is all well & you are happily rocketing around. A question, if you please: is there any reason why the install script should not work on Ubuntu server 16.04 LTS? I've got an old Acer Aspire One lying gathering dust, & realised it could be a great test bench to learn Rockets with. I've been tied up for so long now, have neglected this, but now have time. If it's going to be a problem, I can always install 14.04.
Or, if you don't know the answer, I can just try it, & reinstall if things don't go Rocket shaped

Rocket Man on 2016-06-06 09:58:05.000

Hi xerxes, I haven't tested it on Ubunsu 16.04 LTS yet, but I'll try to do that this week and report back.

xerxes on 2018-04-25 04:06:11.000

Hi Rocket Man

Are there newer bootstrap sources than in this installation script? After a new installation (after many years) today, most things are working, but not the navbar & bootstrap grids/hero unit stuff.


Rocket Man on 2018-09-19 10:34:29.000

Hi Xerxes,

I plan to update the version of Bootstrap in Rockets, but the old version should still be working. I just had to update the installer script, because it failed on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and higher.

The new script should work properly though! I tried it on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and it worked. I'll test it again before "release" though.

Right now I'm working on new features to release as Rockets 2.0!

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