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These are the instructions to get Hydrant up and running on a RHEL machine. You may already have some of these tools.

Install Hydrant

As the user you want to run the test server as, do the following:

Install developer tools

Install RVM, we'll use RVM to manage Ruby (

bash -s stable < <(curl -s

Reload shell environment

source ~/.bash_profile
source ~/.profile

Install Ruby Enterprise Edition

rvm install ree-1.8.7

If this fails with rubygems not installing, then run:

rvm use ree; rvm reinstall ree-1.8.7

Make sure REE installed correctly

rvm list

Set REE as your default ruby

rvm alias create default ree-1.8.7

Update rubygems

gem update --system

Install bundler for managing dependencies

gem install bundler

Setup Hydrant

Go to your workspace, this command will download hydrant source from github to a directory.  Then run bundle install to install all of the necessary dependency gems.

git clone git://
cd hydrant 
bundle install

Prepare the databases

rake db:migrate
rake db:test:prepare

Install the hydra-jetty submodule.  This contains fedora and solr and can be run via jettywrapper rake tasks (e.g. rake jetty:start)

git submodule init
git submodule update
cd jetty/
git fetch --tags 
git checkout master 
cd .. 

Start jetty

rake jetty:config
rake jetty:start

Test Hydrant

Inside hydrant folder, run

rails server -d

Navigate to http://localhost:3000

Sign up as

Install Matterhorn

Follow the instructions on Matterhorn wiki.

After installing MacPorts, do this:

export PATH=$PATH:/opt/local/bin
export MANPATH=$MANPATH:/opt/local/share/man
export INFOPATH=$INFOPATH:/opt/local/share/info

Run interactive menu for installing 3rd party tools

This may take a LONG time to run so have something else to keep you busy!

cd /opt/matterhorn/matterhorn_trunk/docs/scripts/3rd_party
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