Install Archivematica Ubuntu

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This Guide assumes you want to install the core Archivematica Components on a existing Ubuntu 10.04 machine.


[edit] Add Our Repository


[edit] Installing Packages

[edit] Core Install

Install the following packages archivematica-mcp-server, archivematica-mcp-client, archivematica-mcp-rpccli,

sudo aptitude install archivematica-mcp-server archivematica-mcp-client archivematica-mcp-rpccli

[edit] Shotgun Approach

There is a meta package available called archivematica-shotgun, aka the shotgun approach. This package is used to build our demo and test environments and includes a wide range of tools and libraries we find useful for digital archiving. It includes archivematica-mcp-server, archivematica-mcp-client, transcoder, archivematica-mcp-rpccli, upload-qubit, droid, fits, jhove, xena, easy-extract, bagit, nfs-kernel-server, nfs-common, fusesmb, smbfs, samba-common, hfsplus, hfsprogs, vlc, guymager, autopsy, gddrescue. This package set assumes you are using a desktop environment, if installing on a server please use the core packages above.

sudo aptitude install archivematica-shotgun

[edit] Post Install

Add your user to the archivematica group

sudo gpasswd -a myUserName archivematica

Give archivematica sudoers rights

sudo echo "archivematica ALL=NOPASSWD:/bin/mv,/bin/chown,/bin/chmod,/usr/bin/unoconv,/usr/bin/gs" >> /etc/sudoers 

Add Cron for Quarantine

sudo crontab -e
* * * * * flock -xn /var/lock/quarantine.lock /usr/lib/archivematica/MCPServer/delay/ 1 "/var/archivematica/sharedDirectory/watchedDirectories/quarantined" "/var/archivematica/sharedDirectory/watchedDirectories/unquarantine/."

[edit] Install Web Applications

[edit] Setting up Mysql

Create db for dashboard and ica-atom

mysqladmin create dashboard
mysqladmin create ica-atom

[edit] ICA-Atom

In order for the upload-dip service of archivematica to function one must use ica-atom 1.0.9

check out revision 6907

 svn checkout -r6907  ica-atom-svn

export to /var/www

sudo svn export ica-atom-svn /var/www/ica-atom

[edit] Dashboard

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check out dashboard

svn checkout dashboard-svn

export to /var/www

sudo svn export dashboard-svn /var/www/dashboard

[edit] Setup apache defaults

edit /etc/apache2/sites-available/default

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/default

here is our config for example

NameVirtualHost *

<VirtualHost *>

  ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
  DocumentRoot /var/www

  <Directory />
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride None

  ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/

  <Directory "/usr/lib/cgi-bin">
    AllowOverride None
    Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

  ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/error.log

  # Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
  # alert, emerg.
  LogLevel warn

  CustomLog /var/log/apache2/access.log combined
  ServerSignature On

  Alias /dcb "/var/www/dcb/"
  <Directory "/var/www/dcb/">
    Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

  Alias /qubit "/var/www/qubit/"
  <Directory "/var/www/qubit/">
    Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

  Alias /ica-atom "/var/www/ica-atom/"
  <Directory "/var/www/ica-atom/">
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride All
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

  # Serve static files from Dashboard
  Alias /media "/var/www/dashboard/media/"
  <Directory "/var/www/dashboard/media/">
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

  # Django with mod_wsgi
  WSGIScriptAlias / /var/www/dashboard/apache/django.wsgi
  <Directory "/var/www/dashboard/apache/">
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all


Restart Apache

sudo  /etc/init.d/apache2 reload

[edit] finishing up

Both the dashboard and ica-atom should now be available at http://localhost/ and http://localhost/ica-atom

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