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Appendix A. Installation

In this appendix you’ll learn how to install MongoDB on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows, and you’ll get at an overview of MongoDB’s most commonly used configuration options. For developers, there are a few notes on compiling MongoDB from its source.

I’ll conclude with some pointers on installing Ruby and RubyGems; this will aid those wanting to run the Ruby-based examples from the book.

A.1. Installation

Before we proceed to the installation instructions, a note on MongoDB versioning is in order. Briefly, you should run the latest stable version for your architecture. Stable releases of MongoDB are marked by an even minor version number. Thus, versions 1.8, 2.0, and 2.2 are stable; 1.9 and 2.1 are development versions ...

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