Avalon 6.0 does not yet have a sample content package to use with the instructions below. Until one becomes available, please use the Batch Ingest method to ingest sample content.

 This documentation is for Release 5.x, 4.x and 3.x.  For the release 1 and 2 version of this page, see Install Sample Content Via Batch Ingest.

Installation of the sample content is simple, but must be run as the root user from a bash prompt on the Avalon system. The process for this depends on which kind of installation you have.

 


If running a manual installation, a hard link needs to be created so that the sample content rpm can find avalon in the '/var/www/avalon/current' directory.

Example:

ln -s /var/www/avalon/ /var/www/avalon/current


Once you have a root prompt, run rpm with the correct rails environment (RAILS_ENV) for your setup and the correct URL for your version.

#For R5 installs:
RAILS_ENV="production" rpm -i http://www.avalonmediasystem.org/downloads/avalon-sample-content-5.0-1.noarch.rpm
#For R4 installs:
RAILS_ENV="production" rpm -i http://www.avalonmediasystem.org/downloads/avalon-sample-content-4.0-1.noarch.rpm
#For R3 installs:
RAILS_ENV="production" rpm -i http://www.avalonmediasystem.org/downloads/avalon-sample-content-3.0-1.noarch.rpm
#For pre-R3 installs:
RAILS_ENV="production" rpm -i http://www.avalonmediasystem.org/downloads/avalon-sample-content.noarch.rpm

If the install fails and you need to rerun the installation, add the --force flag to the rpm command.

 

Once the sample content has been loaded, you should be able to discover, view, and play it back.  Open a web browser, connect to your avalon instance, and select Sample Collection from the Collection facet on the left side of the page.