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Until we have full provisioning scripts, keep notes about everything that we
touch on EC2 in here.
========================= Base DocumentCloud Image ============================
====================== dcworker has all the steps below ======================
==================== based on the snap-05235d6c snapshot ======================
* Use the official Canonical Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Image: ami-714ba518
Use the us-east-1c availability zone.
* If bundling an EBS Boot Volume, follow the directions here (mas o menos):
At step 5, continue with our custom configuration below....
* Switch to a temporary directory.
* Update aptitude.
* Install these packages:
build-essential postgresql postgresql-client postgresql-contrib libpq-dev \
sun-java6-bin git-core mercurial scons libexpat-dev libxml2-dev libxslt-dev \
postfix ruby ri rdoc irb ruby1.8-dev zlib1g-dev libzlib-ruby sqlite3 \
libsqlite3-dev libcurl4-dev checkinstall libbz2-dev graphicsmagick pdftk xpdf \
libitext-java libtiff4-dev \
libpng12-dev libjpeg62-dev libleptonica-dev tesseract-ocr-dev tesseract-ocr-eng \
xfsprogs libpcre3-dev graphicsmagick
* Install RubyGems:
DO NOT INSTALL RUBYGEMS THROUGH APT-GET (or you'll live to regret it)
wget && \
tar xzvf rubygems-1.3.5.tgz
ruby rubygems-1.3.5/setup.rb
ln -s /usr/bin/gem1.8 /usr/local/bin/gem
sudo gem update --system
* Install these gems (--no-ri --no-rdoc):
pg sqlite3-ruby rails passenger sinatra right_aws rest-client rack \
bcrypt-ruby rdiscount rubyzip libxml-ruby nokogiri json hpricot calais \
curb daemons cloud-crowd yui-compressor jammit docsplit sunspot sunspot_rails
* Add the gem bin directory to the path, in .bashrc.
export PATH="$PATH:/var/lib/gems/1.8/bin"
* Install Node.js (from source, unfortunately): (v0.1.99)
* Install the SSH credentials (for the current user, root on the EBS chroot):
mkdir -p ~/.ssh (or /root/.ssh)
Copy the contents of secrets/keys/github.pem to .ssh/id_dsa
chmod 0600 .ssh/id_dsa
* Checkout DocumentCloud:
git clone ~/documentcloud
* Checkout Pixel Ping:
git clone ~/pixel-ping
* Turn off smtpd_use_tsl in /etc/postfix/
* Check out the latest stable nginx source, then use
passenger-install-nginx-module to install a custom nginx (0.8.53),
with prefix /usr/local/nginx, and including
--with-http_gzip_static_module --with-http_ssl_module
* Copy over the nginx.conf config from config/server/nginx to /usr/local/nginx/conf.
Copy over the appropriate environment config to sites-enabled.
Add /usr/local/nginx/sbin to the PATH in .bashrc.
mkdir -p /var/log/nginx
* In /etc/sysctl.conf set
kernel.shmmax = 852352256
* Copy over config/server/postgresql.conf to
* Copy over config/server/gitconfig.conf to ~/.gitconfig
* If bundling, move on to Step 6 of Hammond's directions, but ensure that
EC2_CERT and EC2_PRIVATE_KEY are set correctly, and that the size of the EBS
is 40 GB. You can use a better name for the $prefix, and a better description.
Also, use availability zone 1c.
* Clean up the temporary directory.
============================= Postgres EBS ===================================
* Follow the directions here:
Follow Mike's directions to move the Postgres files to the EBS:
Copy over configuration from config/server/postgres to /etc/postgresql/8.4/main...
pg_ctlcluster 8.4 main start
Our postgre DB (volume vol-d4c305bd) is mounted at /data.
* Install the HStore module, by cd-ing into the contrib directory of your postgres, and following the directions here:
============================= Development ====================================
* Install the dependencies and gems listed in PROVISIONING, as appropriate
(ie, don't install Tesseract unless you're planning on doing OCR).
* Configure Nginx and /etc/hosts to serve locally. An example
Nginx configuration is stored in config/server/nginx
* Load the development_structure.sql into the database listed in config/database.yml.
Load the analytics_structure.sql into the database listed in config/database_analytics.yml
* Create your CloudCrowd database, using the config/cloud_crowd/development
configuration folder.
* Start a local CloudCrowd server and node, with
`rake crowd:server:start crowd:node:start`
* Start Nginx.
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