# Sudo is required to install everything properly
if [ "$(whoami)" != "root" ]; then
echo "You need to use sudo to run this command"
echo "Installing MongoDB, please be patient, this could take a few minutes.."
REPOSOURCE="deb http://downloads-distro.mongodb.org/repo/ubuntu-upstart dist 10gen"
# Make sure packages are up to date and key exists
apt-get update -qq && sudo apt-get upgrade -qq -y
apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv 7F0CEB10
# Append to repo
if ! grep -Fxq "$REPOSOURCE" $REPOFILE
echo ": Adding $REPOSOURCE to $REPOFILE"
echo "$REPOSOURCE" >> $REPOFILE
apt-get update -qq
# Run install
apt-get install -y mongodb-10gen
I normally put this in my home folder at ~/install-mongodb then run it using
sudo ./install-mongodb. Note that sudo is actually a requirement, and the script will warn you if it you don't have root permissions. I will add more scripts in the next few hours as I go through the MongoDB UK workshops to have simple ways of switching configs for different scenarios and replacing the defaults to enable auth, for example. If you have any cool things you'd like me to write about regarding MongoDB please feel free to ask in the comments.