[Systems] Installation on Ubuntu (was: Re: [mirror discuss] Re: mirrorbrain for sugar labs)

Peter Pöml poeml at cmdline.net
Mon Sep 28 14:02:08 EDT 2009


a note upgront: I would like to move this thread to the mirrorbrain@  
list, because it's now about installation issues, and then we can keep  
the discuss@ list for general discussion (not even MirrorBrain- 

Am 28.09.2009 um 02:07 schrieb David Farning:
> Thanks Peter
> As promised, I created a recipe to to set up mirrorbrain for Sugar
> Labs at http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Infrastructure_Team/Content_Delivery_Network
> .

Great, thanks very much for that documentation!

I have integrated the info into the MirrorBrain docs; see

(I removed a few sugarlabs-specific bits from the shown config.)

If you would like to work on the documentation directly, it is a  
matter of getting an svn checkout, editing the (restructuredText)  
source files, and committing. See http://mirrorbrain.org/docs/intro/#how-to-improve-this-documentation 
  for details. Just let me know and I'll make you an svn account! Or  
just send a patch.

A few notes:

I suspect that on Debian/Ubuntu the package libaprutil1-dbd-pgsql  
needs to be installed (the database adapter for mod_dbd); I added a  
note about this to the docs.

I packaged mod_form as Debian/Ubuntu package today. The build for  
Ubuntu 9.04 is turning up here soon:
  (32bit package is already there).

While doing that, I noticed that I made a patch for mod_form, because  
otherwise mod_autoindex stops working (due to the way that mod_form is  
implemented). I sent the patch upstream AFAIR, but AFAICS it is not  
integrated yet. I added the patch to http://mirrorbrain.org/docs/installation/source/ 
, see also http://svn.mirrorbrain.org/viewvc/mirrorbrain/trunk/docs/installation/source.rst?r1=7781&r2=7800

Once we have the Debian/Ubuntu packages (and they work), the  
installation will be much easier; the patch is already contained in  
the build.

I am now working on .deb builds for mirrorbrain itself.

Your documentation is of great help here, because I can use the  
dependencies that you have figured out already!

> I have asked our Bernie, the Sugar Labs sysadmin, to set up a ubuntu
> 9.04 vm so I can do more testing this week.  I have three vms set up
> as mirrors and one vm set up  as the mirror brain on my desktop.  I am
> downloading to thee laptops on a wired network.  The current bottle
> neck is the laptop harddrives.
> Every thing looks good so far.  Thanks for all your help.

Good to hear! Let me know if I can help in any way.


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