Install on Mastodon

I am very frustrated with trying to install Mastodon and frankly some other products, I have found often that the documentation to install is old, not complete or with minor errors such at the use of - when it should have been – not being an expert at linux, I waste alot of time trouble shooting syntax, it there current, tested documentation to install Mastodon, I would love to get it up and working

I have used the following documents with constant problems

others to numerous


O/S is Ubuntu 18.04

I think the official installation guide can work on Debian and its derivatives including ubuntu.

The guide uses Ubuntu 18.04 but I installed it on Debian Stretch (now upgraded to Buster).