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Getting Started with RethinkDB by Gianluca Tiepolo

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Installing RethinkDB

So far, you've learned all about RethinkDB's features, and I'm sure that you're curious to start working with this amazing database. Now, we're ready to take a closer look at how to install RethinkDB on your system. Currently, the database is compatible with OS X and most Linux-based operating systems. So, this final part of the chapter will walk you through how to install RethinkDB on both these operating systems.

The RethinkDB source code can be compiled to run on all compatible systems, but there are also precompiled binaries available for some Linux distributions, which make the installation much easier and quicker.

Official packages are available for these platforms:

  • Ubuntu
  • Debian
  • CentOS
  • OS X

If you do not run one of these operating ...

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