Instructions for building every component on one host (all-in-on) please see here: Manual Installation Instructions.
Ready the Installation Environment
This package has libyaml-devel which is required by ruby and not provided by Redhat.
Make sure a valid hostname is resolvable
The default hostname is “avalon.dev”, so name the machine this and enter it into /etc/hosts
The Avalon Media System requires several ports to be open to client browsers.
Here are the port settings that will need to be configured:
The preferred method is to create a shell script that will do the work for you. Here is an example script that you should look through and customize as needed: avalon-iptables-config.sh
Save your script to /etc/sysconfig/avalon-iptables-config.sh, make it executable and run it.
If you run into connection issues you can disable the iptables, by running "service iptables stop". This will completely drop your firewall. When finished troubleshooting run "service iptables start".
Add the NUL repository
Create the NUL repository config file:
Append the following code:
Install and place the NUL GPG key in the proper location:
Install development libraries and packages for building Ruby
Avalon uses MySQL for storing search queries, user data and roles, and as a back end for asynchronously sending requests to Matterhorn.
Install MySQL server
Create databases and users
Enter the mysql monitor
Create a database for the Fedora Commons Repository software and add a user to it
Create a database for the Avalon web application and add a user to it
Check your work and exit
See documentation for your version of MySQL Server for detailed syntax (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/create-database.html )
Using the System
You can find specific information about using the system in the Collection Manager's Guide. Upload items individually or via batch. Batch demo content is available for your convenience, which includes the media files and an excel document necessary to run a batch. You can submit a batch directly via SFTP using the avalondrop account you created above.
Known Issues - a list of bugs, workarounds, and cautions.
Restarting the Server
Before you restart your Avalon server, you'll want to make sure all of the services necessary to run Avalon will start automatically after the restart. Run these commands once and you should be set: