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Main Page > Software > Install > Release 0.7-alpha

There are multiple ways to install and use Archivematica 0.7-alpha. Once installed, consult the documentation for user instructions.

Virtual appliance

1. What is a virtual appliance?

2. Download your preferred virtual appliance format (sha256,md5sum):

3. If you don't already have a virtual machine player, we recommend VirtualBox. See these Virtual appliance instructions on how to load your Archivematica virtual appliance using VirtualBox.

Ubuntu Repository Package

We provide stable Ubuntu release packages as well as nightly build packages. These are available from the Archivematica Launchpad PPA (tested on x86. however 64-bit packages are available, testers welcome!).

These packages are used to create the Archivematica/Xubuntu virtual appliance available above.

A dedicated Xubuntu 10.04 machine(s) or partition is recommended for a production installation. A fresh Xubuntu 10.04 install is required to install Archivematica from the repository packages. Download Xubuntu 10.04

To add the Archivematica PPAs, run the following commands in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:archivematica/release
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:archivematica/externals

install archivematica-shotgun(remember your mysql password, or leave blank for ease/demo):

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude upgrade
sudo aptitude install archivematica-shotgun

run will be asked for your mysql password[the mcp db exists error is ignorable]):

sudo /usr/share/archivematica/vm-includes/

On a machine running Thunar (xubuntu 10.04). Run this to include the right click scripts.


Add Crontab for quarantine check(opens a text editor, if given choice choose nano)

sudo crontab -e

add the following to the bottom of the file, then exit and save(60 is the number of seconds to quarantine files) :

* * * * * flock -xn /var/lock/quarantine.lock /usr/lib/archivematica/MCPServer/delay/ 60 "/var/archivematica/sharedDirectory/watchedDirectories/quarantined"

reboot machine:

sudo reboot

By default, Archivematica installs the MCP server and single processing client on the same machine. See these instruction on how to add multiple clients.

Live USB key

1. Download this .raw file: archivematica-0.7-*UPDATE*.raw (*? GB)

2. Use it to create a Live USB key: Build a Live USB disk

3. See these instructions for getting started with the Live USB key: Use the Live USB

Checkout from Subversion Repository

This is an option for developers that want the ability to customize or enhance their own Archivematica installation and/or contribute code back to the Archivematica project. See the Development environment page for further instructions.