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Redis in Action by Josiah L. Carlson

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Appendix A. Quick and dirty setup

Depending on your platform, setting up Redis can range from easy to difficult. I’ve broken down installation instructions into sections for the three major platforms. Feel free to skip ahead to your platform, which will also include instructions for installing and configuring Python and the Redis client libraries for Python on your system.

A.1. Installation on Debian or Ubuntu Linux

If you’re using a Debian-derived Linux, your first instinct will be to apt-get install redis-server, but this is probably the wrong thing to do. Depending on your version of Debian or Ubuntu, you could be installing an old version of Redis. As an example, if you’re using Ubuntu 10.4, you’d be downloading Redis 1.2.6, which was ...

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