Installing directly on UbuntuΒΆ

Start by cloning this repository: git clone https://github.com/zulip/zulip.git

If you’d like to install a Zulip development environment on a computer that’s already running Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty or Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial, you can do that by just running:

# From a clone of zulip.git
./tools/provision.py
source /srv/zulip-venv/bin/activate
./tools/run-dev.py  # starts the development server

Note that there is no supported uninstallation process without Vagrant (with Vagrant, you can just do vagrant destroy to clean up the development environment).

Once you’ve done the above setup, you can pick up the documentation on using the Zulip development environment, ignoring the parts about vagrant (since you’re not using it).