Etherpad Lite package

The style and size menu seem to be removed from the last version of Etherpad Lite.

The etherpad Lite is far lighter than the “full one”, but above all it became the main project of We better keep following upstream :slight_smile:


Installation fonctionnelle sur YunoHost !

Merci beaucoup !


Not sure i should answer here or create another entry. I tried to install etherpad today via @beudbeud package but i couldn’t access it after the install was successful. I have a nginx error: bad getway and found this in the logs:

2014/12/09 12:55:55 [error] 23356#0: *30244 connect() failed (111: Connection refused) while connecting to upstream, client: X.X.X.X, server: …, request: "GET /pad/ HTTP/1.1", upstream: "", host: "…", referrer: "https://…" 

In etherpad logs, I have these:

Ensure that all dependencies are up to date...  If this is the first time you have run Etherpad please be patient.
npm WARN package.json async-stacktrace@0.0.2 No repository field.
npm WARN package.json channels@0.0.4 No repository field.
npm WARN package.json ejs@0.6.1 No repository field.
npm WARN package.json formidable@1.0.9 No repository field.
npm WARN package.json jsdom-nocontextifiy@0.2.10 'repositories' (plural) Not supported.
npm WARN package.json Please pick one as the 'repository' field
npm WARN package.json tinycon@0.0.1 No repository field.
Ensure jQuery is downloaded and up to date...
Clear minfified cache...
ensure custom css/js files are created...
[2014-12-09 13:03:52.209] [ERROR] console - ERROR: Problem while initalizing the database
[2014-12-09 13:03:52.211] [ERROR] console - Error: connect ECONNREFUSED
    at errnoException (net.js:901:11)
    at Object.afterConnect [as oncomplete] (net.js:892:19)
    at Protocol._enqueue (/var/www/etherpadlite/src/node_modules/ueberDB/node_modules/mysql/lib/protocol/Protocol.js:135:48)
    at Protocol.handshake (/var/www/etherpadlite/src/node_modules/ueberDB/node_modules/mysql/lib/protocol/Protocol.js:52:41)
    at Connection.connect (/var/www/etherpadlite/src/node_modules/ueberDB/node_modules/mysql/lib/Connection.js:109:18)
    at Connection._implyConnect (/var/www/etherpadlite/src/node_modules/ueberDB/node_modules/mysql/lib/Connection.js:387:10)
    at Connection.query (/var/www/etherpadlite/src/node_modules/ueberDB/node_modules/mysql/lib/Connection.js:174:8)
    at exports.database.init (/var/www/etherpadlite/src/node_modules/ueberDB/mysql_db.js:59:6)
    at exports.database.init (/var/www/etherpadlite/src/node_modules/ueberDB/CacheAndBufferLayer.js:110:18)
    at exports.database.init (/var/www/etherpadlite/src/node_modules/ueberDB/CloneAndAtomicLayer.js:48:11)
    at Object.exports.init (/var/www/etherpadlite/src/node/db/DB.js:41:6)
    at async.waterfall.hooks.aCallAll.settings (/var/www/etherpadlite/src/node/server.js:62:8)

just changed the nodejs installation source.
Etherpadlite now works as expected on bananian

Etherpad isn’t running on subdomains, instead it returns a 502 error.
Test site :

ok just started from scratch again…

…in a ssh session on bananian I just ran

sudo yunohost app install

Worked 4 me as mentioned before
If you still get 502, run

curl -sL | bash -

before app install

Thanks for the tip, it now works.
Is there any admin panel in EtherpadLite? So we could change name of install, etc…

Edit the setting.json and modify:

"requireAuthorization": true,


  "users": {
    "admin": {
      "password": "changeme1",
      "is_admin": true
    "user": {
      "password": "changeme1",
      "is_admin": false

Edit the nginx config file and add:

proxy_redirect         / /pad/;


proxy_pass             http://localhost:9001/;

Restart nginx and etherpadlite.
Acces to admin panel at /admin

But, the admin panel is empty…
I have an nginx error:

2015/05/29 00:03:03 [error] 8390#0: *517 connect() failed (111: Connection refused) while connecting to upstream, client:, server:, request: "GET /pad/static/js/l10n.js HTTP/1.1", upstream: "http://[::1]:9001/static/js/l10n.js", host: "", referrer: ""

First, sorry for my bad english.

For fix the nodejs error, i have created a tutorial in my blog.
I have tested it in on my RaspberryPi server and it work for me. (french) (english)

Hi @Adrienb , the links are broken, could you reproduce the tutorial somewhere?


i made an update of etherpadlite_ynh package because i need it on a 2.4 ynh instance
it works well so far on my testing server (proxmox deb8 container)
it’s my first package, i followed the documentation but there may be some errors …
backup and restore are not implemented yet, i’ll do it soon as ther’s not to much things to backup with etherpad
if some of you want to test it :
i wait for more test before i make a pull request

Cool! Not having this has been a real headache. Thanks.

de nada :slight_smile:
backup and restore script added, didn’t tested it …
and updated etherpad to 1.6.0

You can test your backup/restore script with package_check.

I try to use it on your package, but my VM is very lazy this evening…

But already, you have an error on public_site argument. In the manifest, public_site is not a boolean. In the install script, public_site is treated as boolean value.
So, your app is always private.

fixed, thanks

I get 502 error
nginx log:
2016/07/11 XX:XX:XX [error] 19010#0: *23188 connect() failed (111: Connection refused) while connecting to upstream, client: XX.XXX.XX.X, server: domain.tld, request: "GET /pad/ HTTP/1.1", upstream: "http://XX.XXX.XX.X:9001/", host: "domain.tld", referrer: "https://domain.tld/yunohost/sso/"

With package_check, i’ve got a 404 on sub_dir install, and nginx failed to start.

The upgrade script have some issues,
./upgrade: ligne 48: =/etc/nginx/conf.d/sous.domain.tld.d/etherpadlite.conf: Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
cp: opérande de fichier cible manquant après « ../conf/nginx.conf-nosub »

And restore script have many error:
Warning: yunohost.hook <lambda> - [5701.1] Impossible d'installer l'application à cet emplacement Error: yunohost cli - Impossible d'installer l'application à cet emplacement Warning: yunohost.hook <lambda> - [5701.1] Path not available: sous.domain.tld/ Error: yunohost.backup backup_restore - [5701.1] Impossible de restaurer l'application « etherpadlite » Warning: yunohost.hook <lambda> - [5701.1] ERROR 1008 (HY000) at line 1: Can't drop database 'etherpadlite'; database doesn't exist Warning: yunohost.hook <lambda> - [5701.1] ERROR 1396 (HY000) at line 1: Operation DROP USER failed for 'etherpadlite'@'localhost' Warning: yunohost.hook <lambda> - [5701.1] Failed to stop etherpadlite.service: Unit etherpadlite.service not loaded. Warning: yunohost.hook <lambda> - [5701.1] rm: impossible de supprimer « /etc/init.d/etherpadlite »: Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type Warning: yunohost.backup backup_restore - [5701.1] etherpadlite n'a pas été supprimé correctement

You may check the complete log here.

thanks for feedbacks
i had this nginx errors, but since i installed the package on three ynh instance without a probleme
i think the error is coming from etherpad, not from nginx, etherpad may not be active (despite the service is up withour error message)
I never used pkg_check script, i’ll learn it soon and try to fix the errors