JIRA Linux Installation

JIRA is a product created by Atlassian which provides issue and project tracking for software projects.

While Atlassian offers a cloud-based solution to their products, there are a number of reasons why an individual or a company might not want to purchase a subscription.

It might be because a local instance is required, because of the available plugins. The JIRA server version has a vast amount of plugins that are not compatible with Atlassian Cloud.

There also might be a requirement to protect sensitive data and disallow online connectivity.

Whatever the reason, Atlassian offers both a Cloud hosted or a

Linux LAMP Installation Guide

LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.

However, over the years LAMP refers to any deployment stack involving similar components such as the replacement of PHP with Python.

Additionally, the component does not necessarily have to start with the same letter such as MySQL can be easily replaced by PostgreSQL.

The following is a quick start guide to setup the LAMP environment using Linux Debian, such as Ubuntu.

WARNING: You must have root access in order to continue as Linux will prompt for a password.


To make sure that the latest package list is used run the following.

Install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Linux

The following describes how to install the VirtualBox Guest Additions on Linux.

NOTE: The following bash commands were tested on Ubuntu and may differ depending on the guest Linux OS.

1. Select from the menu Devices > Insert Guest Additions CD Image... to mount the ISO.

2. Run the following command to download the per-requisite components.

~$ sudo apt-get install dkms build-essential linux-generic linux-image-generic linux-headers-generic

3. Check that the notify-send libraries are installed to get VirtualBox notifications within the guest client.

~$ notify-send 

If the following error occurs: bash: notify-send: command not found, then libnotify-bin needs to be installed.

~$ sudo apt-get install