Install on ubuntu 18.04, can't get prosody to install correctly

I’ve managed to get nginx to work correctly and installed the certificates for it so can now get a secure connection. I can not get jitsi-meet to install, can not get past the prosody setup. Any suggestions, I have tried and googled many things. :slight_smile:

Setting up prosody (0.10.0-1build1) ...
Adding user prosody to group ssl-cert
Job for prosody.service failed because the control process exited with error code.
See "systemctl status prosody.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.
invoke-rc.d: initscript prosody, action "start" failed.
● prosody.service - LSB: Prosody XMPP Server
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/prosody; generated)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Wed 2020-04-08 17:03:44 BST; 10ms ago
     Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8)
  Process: 51924 ExecStart=/etc/init.d/prosody start (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Should nginx be running when trying to install jitsi-meet?
Thx, J

Everything should be fine, the install should handle start stop.
Can you check the errors: journalctl -xe?

Thanks, maybe it should but there are a lot of things not working, and it seems it is the same for many other people as well. Has anyone checked these instructions/scripts with a fresh ubuntu 18.04 install because, judging by the questions, there are many problems. I wonder if the version of prosody and other packages in the ubuntu repositories is causing some of these inconsistencies?

I read somewhere that the version of java and the jre could affect these installers? Is that true, and does it need to be openjdk? I just checked and think my jdk is Oracle.

java -version
java version "1.8.0_151"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_151-b12)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.151-b12, mixed mode)

Again, tried to purge and clear everything. Purging is not complete, still leaves stuff hanging around in /etc. Then ran
sudo apt install -y jitsi-meet

and then this is the response to journalctl -xe

journalctl -xe
Apr 09 07:55:37 jamhome sshd[29298]: pam_unix(sshd:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser=
Apr 09 07:55:39 jamhome sshd[29303]: rexec line 16: Deprecated option UsePrivilegeSeparation
Apr 09 07:55:39 jamhome sshd[29303]: rexec line 19: Deprecated option KeyRegenerationInterval
Apr 09 07:55:39 jamhome sshd[29303]: rexec line 20: Deprecated option ServerKeyBits
Apr 09 07:55:39 jamhome sshd[29303]: rexec line 31: Deprecated option RSAAuthentication
Apr 09 07:55:39 jamhome sshd[29303]: rexec line 38: Deprecated option RhostsRSAAuthentication
Apr 09 07:55:39 jamhome sshd[29303]: Connection from 140.143.247.30 port 46338 on x.x.x.x port 22
Apr 09 07:55:39 jamhome sshd[29298]: Failed password for invalid user ubuntu from 206.174.214.90 port 34010 ssh2
Apr 09 07:55:39 jamhome sshd[29298]: Received disconnect from 206.174.214.90 port 34010:11: Bye Bye [preauth]
Apr 09 07:55:39 jamhome sshd[29298]: Disconnected from invalid user ubuntu 206.174.214.90 port 34010 [preauth]
Apr 09 07:55:41 jamhome sshd[29303]: reprocess config line 31: Deprecated option RSAAuthentication
Apr 09 07:55:41 jamhome sshd[29303]: reprocess config line 38: Deprecated option RhostsRSAAuthentication
Apr 09 07:55:41 jamhome sshd[29303]: Invalid user ftpuser from 140.143.247.30 port 46338
Apr 09 07:55:41 jamhome sshd[29303]: pam_unix(sshd:auth): check pass; user unknown
Apr 09 07:55:41 jamhome sshd[29303]: pam_unix(sshd:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser=
Apr 09 07:55:43 jamhome sshd[29303]: Failed password for invalid user ftpuser from 140.143.247.30 port 46338 ssh2
Apr 09 07:55:44 jamhome sshd[29303]: Received disconnect from 140.143.247.30 port 46338:11: Bye Bye [preauth]
Apr 09 07:55:44 jamhome sshd[29303]: Disconnected from invalid user ftpuser 140.143.247.30 port 46338 [preauth]
lines 1152-1169/1169 (END)
Apr 09 07:55:37 jamhome sshd[29298]: pam_unix(sshd:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= 
Apr 09 07:55:39 jamhome sshd[29303]: rexec line 16: Deprecated option UsePrivilegeSeparation
Apr 09 07:55:39 jamhome sshd[29303]: rexec line 19: Deprecated option KeyRegenerationInterval
Apr 09 07:55:39 jamhome sshd[29303]: rexec line 20: Deprecated option ServerKeyBits
Apr 09 07:55:39 jamhome sshd[29303]: rexec line 31: Deprecated option RSAAuthentication
Apr 09 07:55:39 jamhome sshd[29303]: rexec line 38: Deprecated option RhostsRSAAuthentication
Apr 09 07:55:39 jamhome sshd[29303]: Connection from 140.143.247.30 port 46338 on 192.168.20.54 port 22
Apr 09 07:55:39 jamhome sshd[29298]: Failed password for invalid user ubuntu from 206.174.214.90 port 34010 ssh2
Apr 09 07:55:39 jamhome sshd[29298]: Received disconnect from 206.174.214.90 port 34010:11: Bye Bye [preauth]
Apr 09 07:55:39 jamhome sshd[29298]: Disconnected from invalid user ubuntu 206.174.214.90 port 34010 [preauth]

I’ve changed my ip address to x.x.x.x
Thx.
J