Title : Run your Gemini server on Guix with Agate
Author: Solène
Date : 17 June 2021
Tags : guix gemini
# Introduction
This article is about deploying the Gemini server agate on the Guix linux distribution.
Gemini quickstart to explain Gemini to
Guix
# Configuration
Guix manual about web services, search for
Add the agate-service definition in your /etc/config.scm file, we will store the Gemini content in /srv/gemini/content and store the certificate and its private key in the upper directory.
```Guix configuration file
(service agate-service-type
(agate-configuration
(content "/srv/gemini/content")
(cert "/srv/gemini/cert.pem")
(key "/srv/gemini/key.rsa"))
```
If you have something like %desktop-services or %base-services, you need to wrap the services list a list using "list" function and add the %something-services to that list using the function "append" like this.
```Guix configuration file
(services
(append
(list (service openssh-service-type)
(service agate-service-type
(agate-configuration
(content "/srv/gemini/content")
(cert "/srv/gemini/cert.pem")
(key "/srv/gemini/key.rsa"))))
%desktop-services))
```
# Generating the certificate
- Create directories /srv/gemini/content
- run the following command in /srv/gemini/
```
openssl req -x509 -newkey rsa:4096 -keyout key.rsa -out cert.pem -days 3650 -nodes -subj "/CN=YOUR_DOMAIN.TLD"
```
- Apply a chmod 400 on both files cert.pem and key.rsa
- Use "guix system reconfigure /etc/config.scm" to install agate
- Use "chown agate:agate cert.pem key.rsa" to allow agate user to read the certificates
- Use "herd restart agate" to restart the service, you should have a working gemini server on port 1965 now
# Conclusion
You are now ready to publish content on Gemini by adding files in /srv/gemini/content , enjoy!
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