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How to setup the server including OS installation, third party software and components installations.

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  • Install your choice of Linux distribution.
    Indiana University currently runs Variations on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6). Derivatives of it such as Centos or White Box will be very similar, but for other distributions, the filenames and/or procedures may be different. The instructions below are tailored to RHEL6.
    • Select "Software Development Workstation" when asked about selecting a software set.
    • When creating the first user, this can be the "dmlserv" user that is required further on in the installation. ( Server OS and Third Party Software Setup - 6.*#Variations Variations Administration User Account Creation )
    • Set up your RedHat Network subscription, and update to latest release:
      yum update
    • Install needed packages
      yum install gd-devel gdbm-devel
    • Ensure that hostname -i returns the numeric IP address and not the host name.
      • If hostname -i returns the IP and 127.0.0.1, edit /etc/hosts so that the ::1 entry has only the values localhost6.localdomain6 and localhost6.
      • If hostname -i returns the host name, edit /etc/hosts to put the IP and hostname in a separate line entry.
        Code Block
        titleExample /etc/hosts
        # Do not remove the following line, or various programs
        # that require network functionality will fail.
        127.0.0.1       localhost.localdomain localhost
        129.12.345.67   taishan.dlib.indiana.edu taishan
        ::1             localhost6.localdomain6 localhost6
        

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