Install the AUR package.
For testing purposes, the default database backend for Etherpad is the file-based DirtyDB. With that, you can run and test Etherpad-Lite without any further configuration.
If you want to use MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQLite, you can adjust those settings in the settings.json file. Further, you can set a password for the administrator interface on http://localhost:9001/admin, change port and listening address, etc.
At least, do not forget to set a sessionkey, e.g. generate with
pwgen --symbols 10 1 and write it down to
Your Etherpad installation can be extended with plugins listed at the administrator interface.
the default IP is
0.0.0.0, change it to 127.0.0.1 as assumed later.
//IP and port which etherpad should bind at "ip": "127.0.0.1", "port" : 9001,
Crashes on some Pads
Due to a bug in
socket.io, using etherpad-lite with as reverse proxy did not work ( and others are not affected). This is solved as of
socket.io version 1.0.