OS: Ubuntu 12 x64 Server
1. Install Erlang – https://www.erlang-solutions.com/downloads/download-erlang-otp
2. Install rebar – https://github.com/basho/rebar
3. Install ChicagoBoss.
I chose the option of cloning the ChicagoBoss repo and building locally. After pulling down the source, I had to modify rebar config files to use the https:// instead of git:// because my corporate firewall blocks all git:// protocol connections. After ChicagoBoss pulled down the first round of deps, I had to modify the rebar config files for all the subsequent dependencies. I achieved this with a simple sed command.
$: cd ChicagoBoss-0.8.12
$: find . -name rebar.confg -print | xargs sed -i 's/git:\/\//https:\/\//'
$: make clean
Followed the instructions on the git page and voila my first app was up and running!