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eyeOS is an open source web desktop following the cloud computing concept that leverages collaboration and communication among users. It is mainly written in PHP, XML, and JavaScript. It acts as a platform for web applications written using the eyeOS Toolkit. It includes a Desktop environment with 67 applications and system utilities

Set up eyeOS on Alpine Linux

This document will be a quick c/p guide to setup eyeOS on Alpine linux. What we will setup is the following:

  • Lighttpd with PHP
  • eyeOS

Install lighttpd, and PHP

Install the additional packages:

apk add lighttpd php5-common php5-iconv php5-json php5-gd php5-curl php5-xml php5-pgsql php5-mysql php5-imap php5-cgi fcgi

apk add php5-pdo php5-pdo_pgsql php5-pdo_mysql php5-soap php5-xmlrpc php5-posix php5-mcrypt php5-gettext php5-ldap php5-ctype php5-dom

Configure Lighttpd

Edit lighttpd.conf

vi /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

Uncomment line:

include "mod_fastcgi.conf"

Edit mod_fastcgi.conf

vi /etc/lighttpd/mod_fastcgi.conf

Edit the section:




Start lighttpd service and add to needed runlevel

rc-service lighttpd start && rc-update add lighttpd default

Installing and configuring eyeOS

Make webapps folder

mkdir /usr/share/webapps/ -p

Download previous version:

cd /usr/share/webapps/ wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/eyeos/files/eyeos/

Unpack and delete zip file

unzip download rm download

Also you can download latest version:

cd /usr/share/webapps/ wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/eyeos/files/eyeos2/eyeos-2.5.tar.gz/download

Unpack and delete tar.gz file

cd /usr/share/webapps/ tar -xvzf download

Change Folder Persmissions

chmod -R 777 /usr/share/webapps/eyeOS/

Make symlinks to eyeOS

ln -s /usr/share/webapps/eyeOS/ /var/www/localhost/htdocs/eyeos

Unpack main package

cd /usr/share/webapps/eyeOS/ mv /usr/share/webapps/eyeOS/package.eyepackage /usr/share/webapps/eyeOS/package.tar.gz tar zxvf /usr/share/webapps/eyeOS/package.tar.gz


Starting http service and adding to boot

/etc/init.d/lighttpd start && rc-update add lighttpd default

Config your eyeos

Browse to: http://WEBSERVER_IP_ADDRESS/eyeos

 Please fill out the following form to install eyeOS:
 Root Password
 Retype Password
 System Name
 Allow users to create accounts

When you finish, press "Install eyeOS!" button, and thats all. :) You have eyeOS cloud computing system working. To access it, go to http://WEBSERVER_IP_ADDRESS/eyeOS and enjoy!