I have searched for a software that could do documents or pictures sharing like DropBox or google drive. I wanted something OpenSource that I could host too. After tests of misc products, I have finally choosen pydio, formerly Ajaxplorer. Despite the name it's not a python application, but a good old dirty PHP application.
Installation has been done on debian wheezy.
First we configure the stable repository for Pydio:
# echo "deb http://dl.ajaxplorer.info/repos/apt stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pydio.list # wget -O - http://email@example.com | apt-key add - # apt-get install update
Then the package installation:
# apt-get install pydio php5-sqlite
Some adjustements are needed in the PHP configuration in /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini:
- change upload_max_filesize and post_max_size to a reasonable value for posting files, I have choosen 512M;
- set output_buffering to off.
Follows Apache configuration:
# cp /usr/share/doc/pydio/apache2.sample.conf /etc/apache2/sites-available/pydio # a2ensite pydio # a2enmod rewrite # a2enmod php5 # service apache2 restart
Finally you connect your browser to /pydio to do the final steps of the installation. I took the most easiest sqlite database option, and Voilà you can share documents or photos (publicly or privately).
Using a Thunderbird extension you can even host on Pydio your big mail attachments.