Installing LedgerSMB

So you have found LedgerSMB and need some help installing it.
Well you have come to the right place.

Depending on the version you are going to install, there may be a couple of different places to get instructions, we will list the official ones first, and further down the page, any additional resouces people tell us about will be listed.

Please be aware there are a lot of old instructions on installing LedgerSMB out there on the Internet.
Many or probably most of those are incomplete, and certainly likely to be out of date.
There have been significant changes and improvements during the 1.3 to 1.4 release cycle, and hopefully the installation experience will leap ahead with 1.5, so please, check the resources on this page before you install: you may find that it has become easier since the last time you looked.

Official Resources

Version 1.6

This is the current stable release and should be used for all new installations.

Version 1.5

This is the current old-stable release and should be used for all new installations.

  • Installing LedgerSMB 1.5
  • The definitive source for installation instructions from 1.5 on will be
    README-install.md
    this is also available as
    README-install.html

Version 1.4

Is currently considered "old stable" and will be community supported until mid 2017.

Version 1.3

Is now unsupported and should only be installed to support existing installations until migration to 1.4 or newer can be done.
The Download Page shows all of the known options for obtaining a copy of 1.3 for different platforms.

Versions 1.2 and older

Should only be installed under direction of the developers as they are not considered secure, nor have they been supported for a long time.

 

Other Resources

Version 1.3

Is now unsupported and should only be installed to support existing installations until miagration to 1.4 or newer can be done.

  • Link to youtube video