- 1 How to configure an Amazon Linux AMI for EC2 to build Hyrax
- 2 CentOS versions
- 3 Initial configuration
- 4 Hyrax specific configuration
- 5 VMware configuration tips
- 6 problems not addressed
1 How to configure an Amazon Linux AMI for EC2 to build Hyrax
This describes how to set up a vanilla Amazon Linux AMI virtual machine so that we can build the Hyrax data server.
2 CentOS versions
These instructions have been amended to cover:
- Amazon Linux AMI 2012.03
3 Initial configuration
Set up general build stuff that you need:
- yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel
- yum install ant
- yum install subversion
- yum install gcc-c++
- yum install flex
- yum install bison
- yum install curl-devel
- yum install libxml2-devel
- yum install libjpeg-devel
- yum install zlib-devel
- yum install readline-devel
- yum install libuuid-devel
- yum install openssl-devel
- download the latest versions of autoconf, automake and libtool
- ./configure, make, make install
4 Hyrax specific configuration
Set up things that are specific to Hyrax
It's best to use as much of the RPM 'ecosystem' as possible because this is what will be on other people's computers; using newer stuff, like the lastest HDF5 library is only going to cause incompatibilities. But to do that for Hyrax, you need to get beyond the stock set of repositories that yum searches.
4.1 Add the EPEL EL5 repo to yum
4.1.1 Centos 5.x
- google EPEL/EL5 and
- find & download epel-release-5.4.noarch.rpm
- install it: rpm -i epel-release-5.4.noarch.rpm
4.1.2 Centos 6.x
- google EPEL/EL6 and
- find & download epel-release-6.5.noarch.rpm
- install it: rpm -i epel-release-6.5.noarch.rpm
4.2 Data type dependencies: NetCDF, HDF4, HDF5
- yum install netcdf-devel (note: On CentOS-6.2 you'll get netcdf-4 and on CentOS-5.3 you'll get netcdf-3)
- yum install hdf-devel # note 'hdf', not 'hdf4'
- yum install hdf5-devel
4.3 Other dependencies
- yum install libicu-devel
- yum install cfitsio-devel
- yum install cppunit-devel
4.4 RPM Construction Tools
- yum install rpm-devel
- yum install rpm-build
5 VMware configuration tips
It's best if you enable a shared directory so that you can pass stuff back and forth between the host OS and the Guest OS (i.e., the Virtual machine). That will only work if you have the VMware tools installed in/on the guest.
- Install VMware-tools. This process varies, but it's pretty easy for all platforms. On VMware Fusion, look under the Virtual Machine menu for the item that says Install VMware Tools. This will download lump of code and, for CentOS, mount it on '/media/VMware Tools' (yes, there's a space in the directory name). Copy the *.tar.gz file to some place like your home directory, unpack it and read the INSTALL file. For an initial installation, the typical process is to run vmware-install.pl.
- Under the configuration/options menu (the little wrench thing in Fusion), choose Sharing. Make a folder with an obvious name (e.g., vmware) and turn sharing on. Now, anything you put in there when on either the OS will be available to the other OS. On linux, this directory is located at /mnt/hgfs/<<name>>.
6 problems not addressed
- There no JUnit for the OLFS build
- There's not graphviz so the doc targets for libdap and bes will fail; I tried adding graphviz but that did not fix the problem.