Holger Ernst's picture

Hi all,

after installing the turnkey etherpad package, etherpad runs well.

But it is not possible to install any plugins. Etherpad doesn't find any plugins via the GUI.

If I try to install via command line (npm install ep_<plugin name>), everything seems to be fine but after restarting node.js seems not to run propperly (nginx throws connection error).

What can I do?


Regards, Holger

Jeremy Davis's picture

I set up admin access as per this. Then restarted Node.js & nginx (for good measure... you probably only need to restart one, but not sure which...)

I then logged in as admin and clicked on the 'Plugin manager' link (http://<appliance-IP-or-FQDN/admin/plugins), I thought it may have been stuck as it took a long time to load, but eventually a huge list of plugins appeared! :)

I am testing installing the headings plugin and currently I'm still waiting... (This seems to be taking a very long time...)

[update] I think something is definitely wrong with the plugin instal... I just tried from the commandline and it seemed to install ok, but is not showing up when I start a new pad... I haven't restarted anything though, so perhaps that is required...


Jeremy Davis's picture

I wonder if there is something wrong with the DNS resolution that your appliance is getting (i.e. it is unable to resolve the appropriate DNS for etherpad plugins)?

I intend to test this further when I get the time to see if I can also resolve the issue with the header plugin not working... But unfortunately I don't have time ATM...

Jeremy Davis's picture

Sorry haven't got back to it...
Jeremy Davis's picture

Are you running a TKL appliance under VMware or VirtualBox? Or is it installed direct onto Win using WAMP or something similar?

Jeremy Davis's picture

I have updated the TKL issue tracker accordingly.

It sounds to me like ideally Node.js and npm should both be running as limited users... (maybe even the same limited user?).

Manuel's picture

Just downloaded the appliance and the problem still exists.


Tried CLI NPM install and the plugins just dont show up?

Jeremy Davis's picture

Have a read of our v140RC1 announcement blog post and you'll get the idea of what's happening... :)

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