Have you recently installed confluence on a Ubuntu server successfully?

It only works for me in trial mode.

If I try to install a 10 user license and have it work with postgresql, it keeps failing with some i18NBean error.  I would like to know if anyone has had luck with this recently.

The ubuntu I am running is:

Welcome to Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.4.0-96-generic x86_64)

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Is it a clean installation on a new server or has it been installed and removed a few times.

When confluence starts, can you add the license key through the admin panel to pull it out of trial?

It has been installed and removed many times.  I remove both confluence directories as well.  I removed nginx just in case.  I removed and reinstalled postgres.

I would LIKE to reinstall Ubuntu Server and then as a first thing install confluence, but I FEAR my license will not work in that case.

I did not try to license a trial version, I want to get it onto postgres instead of using the in memory DB.

The postgres log shows errors, but even bumping the confluence postgres user to sysadmin doesn't resolve them.

I also note that the confluence log says that reaching a synchrony URL is failing, I don't know why it would be looking for it, unless it is probing to see if it exists and that failure is expected.

I should have led with this, I am willing to lose the chance to use my license and just buy a new one _IF_ I had confidence that a fresh install of Ubuntu Server followed by installing licensed confluence (skipping the trial and any non-essential pre-req's) would work.

But I am doubting that will work, I assume that either there is some missing required step to the install, or that the linux install is broken.

Follow up: I have finally gotten it to install on Ubuntu Server.

The only things I did different seem to be of no consequence.

1. I installed using the default config ( instead of custom )

2. I did NOT let the installer start the server (this is the BIGGEST difference)

3. I upped the postgresql logging a bunch.

4. I manually started confluence (with sudo start-confluence.sh)

5. I opened confluence in a web browser.

6. When it was time for it to set up the database, I found I messed up and hadn't dropped the DB from the last attempt at configuring.

7. I deleted the DB and recreated it.

8. I backed up a step on the config web page, reentered DB info

9. The config worked after that

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