Hyrax - Sample BES Installations

From OPeNDAP Documentation

This page will show some sample installations and configurations for the BES. All of these will include libdap and the dap modules.

1 Installing from SVN

Here we will show the installation of the BES, including libdap, from the SVN repository. We will use the trunk, which is the latest and greatest development being done on the software. In this example installation, we'll include the netcdf data handler module.

If you'll be working on the code, we recommend that you install the software not in the standard location, but in your own directory. This way you can have multiple installations of the code if you need.

If you're just installing the software from SVN and won't be doing any development, then installing in the standard location is just fine.

We're going to say for this installation that you are a developer, contributing to this open source project. You're developing on a Mac or Linux machine.

Create a directory in your home called opendap. Under this directory you can check out different versions of the code. Let's say /home/bob/opendap/version1. In this directory, I find it useful to create a file that you can source. This way, when you want to work on this version of the code, you can source this file to set up your environment to use this version. For bash or ksh it would look like this.

export OPENDAP_ROOT=/home/bob/opendap/version1
export PATH="${OPENDAP_ROOT}/bin:${PATH}"

Now, in this terminal, you'll be able to develop and run this version of opendap without impacting the rest of your machine.

Check out the code:

% svn co http://scm.opendap.org/svn/trunk/libdap libdap
% svn co http://scm.opendap.org/svn/trunk/bes bes
% svn co http://scm.opendap.org/svn/trunk/dap-server dap-server
% svn co http://scm.opendap.org/svn/trunk/netcdf_handler netcdf_handler

2 Installing from Source

3 Installing from Binary