Download and install VirtualBox for your platform.
Download a minimal Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit ISO.
Create a new virtual machine in Virtual Box, selecting Ubuntu (64 bit) as the OS type. The rest of the wizards' defaults are fine.
When you launch the virtual machine for the first time, you will be prompted to attach your installation media. Browse to the
mini.iso that you downloaded earlier.
After a text-only installation, you may end up with a blank screen and blinking cursor. Press Alt-F1 to switch to the first console.
Consult available documentation for help installing Ubuntu.
Before we begin, you'll need to install some system packages.
~$ sudo aptitude install git-core default-jre-headless python-dev libssl-dev libldap2-dev libsasl2-dev libjpeg8-dev zlib1g-dev
To install MongoDB 2.2.3, follow the instructions here:
Optional, for SVN support:
~$ sudo aptitude install subversion python-svn
The first step to installing the Allura platform is installing a virtual environment via
virtualenv. This helps keep our distribution python installation clean.
~$ sudo aptitude install python-pip ~$ sudo pip install virtualenv
Once you have virtualenv installed, you need to create a virtual environment. We'll call our Allura environment 'env-allura'.
~$ virtualenv env-allura
This gives us a nice, clean environment into which we can install all the allura dependencies.
In order to use the virtual environment, you'll need to activate it:
~$ . env-allura/bin/activate
You'll need to do this whenever you're working on the Allura codebase so you may want to consider adding it to your
Now we can get down to actually getting the Allura code and dependencies downloaded and ready to go.
(env-allura)~$ mkdir src (env-allura)~$ cd src (env-allura)~/src$ git clone https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-allura.git allura
Although the application setup.py files define a number of dependencies, the
requirements.txt files are currently the authoritative source, so we'll use those with
pip to make sure the correct versions are installed.
(env-allura)~/src$ cd allura (env-allura)~/src/allura$ pip install -r requirements.txt
This will take a while. If you get an error from pip, it is typically a temporary download error. Just run the command again and it will quickly pass through the packages it already downloaded and then continue.
Optional, for SVN support: symlink the system pysvn package into our virtual environment
(env-allura)~/src/allura$ ln -s /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pysvn ~/env-allura/lib/python2.7/site-packages/
And now to setup the Allura applications for development. If you want to setup all of them, run
If you only want to use a few tools, run:
cd Allura python setup.py develop cd ../ForgeWiki # required tool python setup.py develop # repeat for any other tools you want to use
The Allura forge consists of several components, all of which need to be running to have full functionality.
We have a custom config ready for use.
(env-allura)~$ cd ~/src (env-allura)~/src$ wget -nv http://archive.apache.org/dist/lucene/solr/4.2.1/solr-4.2.1.tgz (env-allura)~/src$ tar xf solr-4.2.1.tgz && rm -f solr-4.2.1.tgz (env-allura)~/src$ cp -f allura/solr_config/schema.xml solr-4.2.1/example/solr/collection1/conf (env-allura)~/src$ cd solr-4.2.1/example/ (env-allura)~/src/apache-solr-1.4.1/example/$ mkdir ~/logs/ (env-allura)~/src/apache-solr-1.4.1/example/$ nohup java -jar start.jar > ~/logs/solr.log &
Allura uses a background task service called "taskd" to do async tasks like sending emails, and indexing data into solr, etc. Let's get it running
(env-allura)~$ cd ~/src/allura/Allura (env-allura)~/src/allura/Allura$ nohup paster taskd development.ini > ~/logs/taskd.log &
In order to initialize the Allura database, you'll need to run the following:
(env-allura)~/src/allura/Allura$ paster setup-app development.ini
This shouldn't take too long, but it will start the taskd server doing tons of stuff in the background. Once this is done, you can start the application server:
(env-allura)~/src/allura/Allura$ nohup paster serve --reload development.ini > ~/logs/tg.log &
Go to the Allura webapp running on your local machine port 8080.
(If you're running this inside a VM, you'll probably have to configure the port forwarding settings)
You can log in with username admin1, test-user or root. They all have password "foo". (For more details
on the default data, see bootstrap.py)
There are a few default projects (like "test") and neighborhoods. Feel free to experiment with them. If you want to
register a new project in your own forge, visit /p/add_project
$ ALLURA_VALIDATION=none ./run_tests