Mac OSX
You can set up and run a Rocket.Chat development environment on your Mac OSX.
This setup instruction has been tested on MacBook Pro 2015, 8Gig Ram, 512Gb SSD,i5
Currently, Rocket.Chat uses at least meteor 2.5.6 which has support for M1 chips. If you are to run an environment with a lesser version, consider using the Rosetta terminal for M1 chips.
  • Install Meteor by executing:
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curl https://install.meteor.com/ | sh
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Meteor comes pre-installed with npm and node, verify by executing:
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meteor node -v
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meteor npm -v
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  • Install Yarn if you don't already have it on your system. Yarn is the recommended package manager
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npm install --global yarn
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Information on the various versions of packages needed can be found in the package.json
  • To easily manage the node versions on your machine, install the n node package manager and switch to the desired node version you want to use
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npm install -g n
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n 14.18.3
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node -v
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git clone https://github.com/your-username/Rocket.Chat
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cd Rocket.Chat
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  • Install all the packages by simply running
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yarn
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  • Startup your development server by executing
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yarn dev
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When done, you should see the following printed on your terminal and the local server running on http://localhost:3000
Rocket.Chat server successfully running on MacOSX
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