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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 and unstable ubuntu packages. These are available in our launchpad ppa. You can find our archivematica/Xubuntu Virtual Appliance with these packages installed and configured above.

If installing from packages a fresh Xubuntu install is required.

Download Xubuntu 10.04

(tested on x86. however 64-bit packages are available, testers welcome!)

add the archivematica PPAs:

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

install archivematica-shotgun(remember your mysql password):

sudo aptitude update
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

sudo crontab -e

add the following(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

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.