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1This document is a how-to for installing a Fedora server.
3* Check out the svn repository. Configure svn not to cache
4  credentials.
6* cd to server/fedora in the svn repository.
8* Run "make install-deps" to install various prereqs.
10* Create a scripts-build account, and set up rpm to build in $HOME.
11  If you just use the default setup, it will generate packages
12  in /usr/src/redhat.
14* Use the Makefile to build the Fedora
15  packages.
16  - export PATH=$PATH:/usr/sbin
17  - make download
18  - make setup
19  - make all
20  - openafs-devel is a build-dependency of accountadm, so you'll need to
21    install it by hand when that fails.
22  Then install all the packages as root.
24* Rebuild mit-zephyr on a 32-bit machine, like the one at Joe's home.
26* Run "make suexec" and "make suexec-install" to overwrite
27  /usr/sbin/suexec with one that works. The one installed by the
28  newly-built Apache RPM is misconfigured.
30* Check out the scripts /etc configuration, which is done most easily by
31  - svn co
32  - \cp -a etc /
34* Copy over root's dotfiles.
36* Install various dependencies of the scripts system, including syslog-ng,
37  glibc-devel.i386, python-twisted-core, mod_fcgid, nrpe, nagios-plugins-all.
39* Disable SELinux and NetworkManager.
41* Figure out why Zephyr isn't working and why the openafs /usr/vice/etc <->
42  /etc/openafs mapping isn't in sync.
44* Install the full list of RPMs that users expect to be on the
45 servers.  See server/doc/rpm and
46  server/doc/rpm_snapshot.  (Note that this is only a snapshot, and not
47  all packages may in fact be in use.)
49* Install the full list of perl modules that users expect to be on the
50 servers.  See server/doc/perl and
51  server/doc/perl_snapshot.
53  - Run 'cpan', accept the default configuration, and do 'o conf
54    prerequisites_policy follow'.
55  - Parse the output of perldoc -u perllocal | grep head2 on an existing
56    server, and "notest install" them from the cpan prompt.
58* Install the Python eggs and Ruby gems and PEAR/PECL doohickeys that are on
59  the other servers and do not have RPMs.
60  - Look at /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages for Python eggs and modules.
61  - Look at `gem list` for Ruby gems.
62  - Look at `pear list` for Pear fruits (or whatever they're called).
64* echo 'import site, os.path; site.addsitedir(os.path.expanduser("~/lib/python2.5/site-packages"))' > /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/00scripts-home.pth
66* Install the credentials (machine keytab, daemon.scripts keytab, SSL
67  certs).
69* Attempt to check out server/fedora/config/etc into /etc. The easiest way to
70  do this is to create a checkout of etc in another directory and mv -f this on
71  top of /etc.
73  - If you are setting up a test server, pay attention to
74  /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts and do not bind scripts' IP address.
75  You will also need to modify /etc/ldap.conf, /etc/openldap/ldap.conf, and
76  /etc/httpd/conf.d/vhost_ldap.conf to use instead of
77  localhost.
79* Install fedora-ds-base and set up replication (see /mit/scripts/doc
80  and /mit/geofft/Public/fedora-ds-enable-ssl-and-kerberos.diff).
82* Install nslcd / nss-ldapd, which, unlike nss-ldap, doesn't crash every few
83  hours. Add /sbin/service dirsrv start and /sbin/nslcd to /etc/rc.local, or
84  better yet package nss-ldapd properly.
86* Make the services dirsrv, postfix, and httpd start at boot.
88* Run fmtutil-sys --all, which does something that makes TeX work.
90* (Optional) Beat your head against a wall.
92* I recommend setting noatime for the root filesystem in /etc/fstab.
94* Possibly perform other steps that I've neglected to put in this
95  document.
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