- 1 Step-by-step Installation
- 2 Installation script for Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint
Note: While running the following commands you will be prompted to enter a password for the MySQL root user several times.
sudo apt-get update sudo -n apt-get install -y build-essential exim4 git-core curl libcurl3 libcurl3-gnutls libcurl4-gnutls-dev openssl libreadline6 libreadline6-dev zlib1g \ zlib1g-dev libssl-dev libyaml-dev mysql-server libmysqlclient-dev libxml2-dev libxslt-dev autoconf libc6-dev ncurses-dev automake libtool bison \ git libmagickwand-dev graphviz gcj-jre-headless
Install RVM and Ruby
\curl -L https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --ruby=1.9.2
Checkout myExperiment from source control
git clone https://github.com/myExperiment/myExperiment.git
Change Terminal settings
Only necessary if installing from the Desktop, disregard if installing over SSH
Edit > Profile Preferences > Title and Commmand > Enable "Run command as a login shell"
Close and re-open terminal window.
Switch to the myExperiment directory:
Then execute the following command to install an old version of RubyGems that is compatible with myExperiment:
gem update --system 1.8.25
Then install the gems:
First, you need to create the database config file from the template by running the following command:
cp config/database.yml.pre config/database.yml
This file contains the database names and log-in credentials for your myExperiment MySQL databases.
Other myExperiment settings can be found in config/default_settings.yml, however you should not modify this file.
Instead, create a config/settings.yml file and any settings you define in there will override the defaults.
Set up databases
bundle exec rake db:create:all
Create table structure
bundle exec rake db:migrate
Run the server
Then navigate to http://localhost:3000
To start Solr, which powers myExperiment's search feature, run the following command:
bundle exec rake sunspot:solr:start
and to stop:
bundle exec rake sunspot:solr:stop
Installation script for Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint
git clone https://github.com/myExperiment/myExperiment-installers.git ubuntu/install.bash
This installs a minimally configured instance of myExperiment (for Rails 2) on a Ubuntu/Debian system. It should provide the myExperiment web interface at http://localhost/ (substitute with hostname as appropriate) as well as configure email delivery, as long as in the settings file you specify a email server that can relay email without authentication.
This installer has been developed on a freshly installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server build. The installer should work on later versions of Ubuntu and Debian, as well as working with non-freshly installed systems, however it is possible you may experience some problems.
UPDATE - May 2012: The installer has been tested and now works on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as well as 10.04 LTS.
For more details see the README.txt file included in the SVN checkout.