What a waste of time!

Okay so I’m using windows 10 pro for my various servers, I wanted to add Seafile given all the good reviews. I’m well aware my only choices are docker/VM, but the setup instructions are non-existent.
What is the point of having good or even great software and having sod all help to install it?

I tried installing with docker, which I think is crap in itself, but given that I’m new to docker (not to bad with linux) I didn’t think I would come to a halt so quickly into the setup.

I’m actually thinking that if Seafiles dev can’t be bothered to write a few basic guides then why on earth would anybody be bothered in to try their software outside of linux? If they don’t support or want users other than linux, then drop the docker containers etc.

You are not wrong and I agree (and even feel the same), but your choice of words is not optimal for this forum. :slight_smile:
The docker image is far from perfect and should only contain Seafile itself, nothing else! This was suggested some time ago but the Seafile Team doesn’t want or doesn’t understand why they should create proper Docker images. :-/

I tried starting a community manual some time ago because the Seafile Team refused to write a properly structured and maintained manual that at least admins should be able to understand. But because of the lack of people willing to contribute it’s a little outdated.

It might still be of help to you:
https://seafile.readthedocs.io/en/latest/

Good luck!

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Thanks, I’ll peruse the link you left.
I have slightly altered my wording of my original post. I was rather frustrated when typing it.

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I created another thread because of the struggles I was having getting Seafile working on CentOS esp. as Linux isn’t my specialist area. I’ve now got comprehensive notes on building a Seafile server from scratch and they aren’t that long. Shame the manual isn’t updated more regularly but maybe that’s an equal issue with the Linux stack which is pretty fragmented.

The install instructions for Seafile Professional Edition were completely rewritten last week. I successfully tested all OS - Seafile pairs listed there.

The install instructions for Seafile Community Edition will be reviewed this week.

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