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  • OPTIONAL:
    • clone the puppet image as democontent-YYMMDD
  • Register the archivist1@example.com user in Avalon, and log in as that user.
    • this account is removed when the system is prepared for delivery.
  • Get the demo fixtures bundle

    Code Block
    cd /tmp
    wget http://avalonmediasystem.org/downloads/DemoFixturesBatch.tar.gz
    tar xvzf DemoFixturesBatch.tar.gz
    chown -R avalondrop.dropbox DemoFixturesBatch
    mv DemoFixturesBatch /var/avalon/dropbox

    Monitor progress at http://<whatever>:18080 or within Avalon.

  • Modify /var/www/avalon/current/app/views/catalog/_home_text.html.erb and replace sample content with something like:

    Code Block
    languagehtml/xml
     <ul class="thumbnails">
    	<li class="span3"><h5>Featured Video</h5><a href="<%= media_object_path('avalon:1') %>" class="thumbnail" ><%= image_tag "DemoFixturesThumbnails/400x300/organScreenshot.jpg", alt: "Featured Video" %></a></li>
    	<li class="span3"><h5>Featured Video</h5><a href="<%= media_object_path('avalon:2') %>" class="thumbnail" ><%= image_tag "DemoFixturesThumbnails/400x300/lunchroom_manners.jpg", alt: "Featured Video" %></a></li>
    	<li class="span3"><h5>Featured Audio</h5><a href="<%= media_object_path('avalon:3') %>" class="thumbnail" ><%= image_tag "DemoFixturesThumbnails/400x300/gustav_mahler.jpg", alt: "Featured Audio" %></a></li>
    </ul>

    Thumbnail images can be downloaded from http://avalonmediasystem.org/downloads/DemoFixturesThumbnails.tar.gz and should be unpacked into /var/www/avalon/current/app/assets/images.  The values "avalon:1" to "avalon:3" should be changed to the appropriate container IDs.

  • Reload the avalon application by running

    Code Block
    touch /var/www/avalon/current/tmp/restart.txt

    and verify the changes are correct.

  • Fix the section titles of the audio example:

    • edit the item

    • click on the "Manage Files" tab
    • change the filenames to "CD 1" (for agz3068a.wav) and "CD 2" (for agz3068b.wav)
    • click Save
  • Fix access permissions on all three items:
    • edit each item
      • click on the "Access Control" tab
      • click on the "Available to the general public" radio button
      • click Save
      • Click the 'Publish" button if it is available on the item view (Lunchroom Manners).
  • Remove source data

    Code Block
    rm /tmp/DemoFixturesBatch.tar.gz
    rm -rf /var/avalon/dropbox/DemoFixturesBatch

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  • OPTIONAL:
    • clone the latest democontent image as dist-YYMMDD
  • Install avalon-vm-1.0-1.noarch.rpm to install the firstboot changes and tools
  • Prepare the disk for compacting
    • clean up anything that's left over from the build process

      Code Block
      rm -rf /root/Downloads/* /var/avalon/dropbox/* /home/makerpm/rpmbuild /opt/staging
      yum clean all
      swapoff /dev/mapper/vg_avalon-lv_swap; dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/mapper/vg_avalon-lv_swap bs=1M; mkswap /dev/mapper/vg_avalon-lv_swap
    • deleted files still take up space on the disk image.  Write a big zero file to clear out that unused data

      Code Block
      dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/foo bs=1M count=819216384 oflagsoflag=direct; sync; rm /tmp/foo
  • run /usr/share/avalon/dist-prep to prepare the machine for release
  • clear the command line history  (history -ccw)
  • shutdown the VM
  • Compact the disk image
    • On the host run:

      Code Block
      VBoxManage modifyhd avalon-vm-disk-YYMMDD.vdi --compact
  • Export the appliance
    • use a 0.9 version OVA
    • use a MANIFEST
  • copy the OVA to the distribution point

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