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=== Project Script Folder ===
=== Project Script Folder ===
Download the project scripts, [[File:Ngdd_script_v1.tar.gz ngdd_script_v1.tar.gz]] into your home area and then:
Download the project scripts, [[File:Ngdd_script_v1.tar.gz|ngdd_script_v1.tar.gz]] into your home area and then:
  sudo mkdir /usr/local/ngdd_scripts
  sudo mkdir /usr/local/ngdd_scripts
  sudo chmod o+rw /usr/local/ngdd_scripts
  sudo chmod o+rw /usr/local/ngdd_scripts

Revision as of 18:37, 29 November 2010

The software referred to here was produced as a prototype digital documentation system within the Mellon funded Raphael Research project. The software was built to test various ideas related to the storage, dissemination and description of museum/gallery related information.

The instruction listed here describe the steps required to set up an empty copy of the system for personal use. As stated the software is classed as prototype or beta software and further develop work would be recommended prior to making use of it for anything more than testing and development purposes.

If you are setting up a remote machine then all web address references to http://localhost will have to be replaced with the actual name or ip address of your server.

This page is part of the Linux Setup discussion.

--Jpadfield 13:00, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Initial set-up of your Linux machine

Follow the instructions and install the software indicated in the following to sections:

Vips/Nip software

Add the following lines to end of your .bashrc file

export VIPSHOME=/usr/local/vips
export PATH=$VIPSHOME/bin:"${PATH}"
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib:$VIPSHOME/lib
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/lib/pkgconfig:/usr/lib32/pkgconfig:/usr/share/pkgconfig:$VIPSHOME/lib/pkgconfig

Open up a new xterm window and run the following commands

sudo mkdir /usr/local/vips-7.22
sudo ln -s /usr/local/vips-7.22 /usr/local/vips

Prepare to download the source code

mkdir software
mkdir software/vips
cd  software/vips

Download and unpack the current version of vips and nip2, for example:

wget  http://www.vips.ecs.soton.ac.uk/supported/7.22/vips-7.22.5.tar.gz
wget  http://www.vips.ecs.soton.ac.uk/supported/7.22/nip2-7.22.4.tar.gz
tar xzvf vips-7.22.5.tar.gz
tar xzvf nip2-7.22.4.tar.gz

Move into the vips folder and build the software as indicated:

cd vips-7.22.5
configure --prefix=/usr/local/vips-7.22
sudo make install

Move into the nip2 folder and build the software as indicated:

cd ../nip2-7.22.4
configure --prefix=/usr/local/vips-7.22
sudo make install

If the software builds without any problems the nip2 software can be run with the command:


IIPImage system

Open a new xterm or move to your home folder

mkdir software/iipimage
sudo mkdir /var/www/fcgi-bin

Edit your fastcgi.conf:

sudo gedit /etc/apache2/mods-available/fastcgi.conf

To read:

<IfModule mod_fastcgi.c>
 AddHandler fastcgi-script .fcgi
 #FastCgiWrapper /usr/lib/apache2/suexec2
 FastCgiIpcDir /var/lib/apache2/fastcgi 
 ScriptAlias /fcgi-bin/ /var/www/fcgi-bin/

 <Directory "/var/www/fcgi-bin">
  AllowOverride None
  Options +ExecCGI -Includes
  SetHandler fastcgi-script
  Order allow,deny
  Allow from all

 # Initialise some variables for the FCGI server
 FastCgiServer /var/www/fcgi-bin/iipsrv.fcgi \
 -initial-env MAX_IMAGE_CACHE_SIZE=10 \
 -initial-env LOGFILE=/var/log/iipimage/iipsrv.log \
 -initial-env VERBOSITY=1 \
 -initial-env MAX_CVT=1024 \
 -initial-env JPEG_QUALITY=75 \
 -processes 10

Download the latest server from IIPImage webpage and save it in your new folder software/iipimage

cd software/iipimage
tar xvjf iipsrv-0.9.8.tar.bz2
cd iipsrv-0.9.8
sudo mv src/iipsrv.fcgi /var/www/fcgi-bin/.

Restart apache2:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Test the iip server has been built correctly by visiting the following web page:


MySQL database

Set-up a new database user and an empty database using phpmyadmin:

  • Goto http://localhost/phpmyadmin
  • Click on the Privileges tab and then select the Add a new user option
  • Enter an appropriate user name and password, check the Create database with same name ... option and then click Go
  • For this example the user/database name ngdd_db has been used.
  • Click on the Privileges tab and then click the reload the privileges in the note near the bottom of the page.

Download the initial database sql from HERE, then uncompress the file and enter the data to the database with the following commands, replacing the user name and database name as appropriate.

tar xzvf ngdd_blank_1.0.tar.gz
mysql -u ngdd_db -p -D ngdd_db < ngdd_blank_1.0.sql

Check default directories and settings

Project Script Folder

Download the project scripts, File:Ngdd script v1.tar.gz into your home area and then:

sudo mkdir /usr/local/ngdd_scripts
sudo chmod o+rw /usr/local/ngdd_scripts
mv ngdd_scripts_v1.tar.gz /usr/local/ngdd_scripts/.
cd /usr/local/ngdd_scripts
tar xzvf ngdd_scripts_v1.tar.gz
chmod a+x *.sh *.pl

You may now need to edit two of the files to match your system setup:

  • In header.pl find the following section and the adjust the variables to match thye values you have selected for your own system.
# MYSQL DB details
my $host = "localhost";
my $mysql_user = "ngdd_db";
my $mysql_passwd = "zaq12wsx";
my $database = "ngdd_db";

# Required paths:
my $data_folder = "/data/ngdd";
my $web_folder = "/var/www/documentation";
my $vips = "/usr/local/vips/bin/vips";
  • Check that the following line, in makePyr.sh correctly matches your nip2/vips installation folder
export VIPSHOME=/usr/local/vips

Project File Folders

The system currently needs a set of file folders within a main data folder. In this example the main data folder /data/ngdd has been selected.

Individual file folders:

  • Uploaded file store: /data/ngdd/project_files
  • Links to down-loadable files: /data/ngdd/project_links
  • Pyramidal image file folder: /data/ngdd/project_pyr
  • Details of edited files: /data/ngdd/project_edited
  • Deleted files: /data/ngdd/project_trash

Make main project data folder and then create the other folders within it. Once they have been created you will also need to make sure than the www-data user can create and edit files within these folders

sudo mkdir -p /data/ngdd
cd /data/ngdd
sudo mkdir project_files project_links project_pyr project_edited project_trash
sudo chown www-data:www-data *

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