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1This document is a how-to for installing a Fedora scripts.mit.edu server.
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3Helper files for the install are located in server/fedora/config.
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5* Start with a normal install of Fedora 9.
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7* Edit /etc/selinux/config so it has SELINUX=disabled.
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9* Check out the scripts.mit.edu svn repository. Configure svn not to cache
10  credentials.
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12* cd to server/fedora in the svn repository.
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14* Run "make install-deps" to install various prereqs.  Nonstandard
15  deps are in /mit/scripts/rpm.
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17* Create a scripts-build user account, and set up rpm to build in
18  $HOME by doing a
19  cp config/home/scripts-build/.rpmmacros /home/scripts-build/
20  (If you just use the default setup, it will generate packages
21  in /usr/src/redhat.)
22
23* su scripts-build -
24
25* Make sure that server/fedora (where you currently are) is writable
26  by user scripts-build.
27
28* Use the Makefile to build the scripts.mit.edu-specific Fedora
29  packages.
30  - export PATH=$PATH:/usr/sbin
31  - make download
32  - make setup
33  - make all
34  - openafs-devel is a build-dependency of accountadm, so you'll need to
35    install the openafs-devel package you just built by hand when that fails.
36
37* Then install the packages you just built as root:
38   - yum localinstall --nogpgcheck accountadm-0.00-0.x86_64.rpm \
39       execsys-0.00-0.x86_64.rpm httpd* \
40       kmod-openafs-1.4.7-1.1.2.6.25_14.fc9.x86_64.rpm \
41       krb5-{debuginfo,devel,libs,pki,workstation-1}* \
42       logview-0.00-0.x86_64.rpm mit-zephyr-2.1-6-linux.x86_64.rpm \
43       mod_ssl-2.2.8-3.x86_64.rpm nss_nonlocal-* \
44       openafs-1.4.7-1.1.1.x86_64.rpm \
45       openafs-{authlibs,client,debuginfo,devel,docs,krb5}* openssh* \
46       sql-signup-0.00-0.x86_64.rpm tokensys-0.00-0.x86_64.rpm \
47       whoisd-0.00-0.x86_64.rpm
48
49* Rebuild mit-zephyr on a 32-bit machine, like the one at Joe's home.
50
51* Run "make suexec" and "make install-suexec" to overwrite
52  /usr/sbin/suexec with one that works. The one installed by the
53  newly-built Apache RPM is misconfigured.
54
55* Install and configure bind
56  - env NSS_NONLOCAL_IGNORE=1 yum install bind
57  - chkconfig named on
58  - service named start
59
60* Check out the scripts /etc configuration, which is done most easily by
61  $ svn co svn://scripts.mit.edu/server/fedora/config/etc
62  # \cp -a etc /
63
64* Copy over root's dotfiles from one of the other machines.
65
66* Replace rsyslog with syslog-ng by doing:
67  # rpm -e --nodeps rsyslog
68  # yum install syslog-ng
69
70* Install various dependencies of the scripts system, including syslog-ng,
71  glibc-devel.i386, python-twisted-core, mod_fcgid, nrpe, nagios-plugins-all.
72
73* Disable NetworkManager (with yum remove).
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75* Fix the openafs /usr/vice/etc <-> /etc/openafs mapping by changing
76   /usr/vice/etc/cacheinfo to contain:
77        /afs:/usr/vice/cache:10000000
78
79* Figure out why Zephyr isn't working
80
81* Install the full list of RPMs that users expect to be on the
82  scripts.mit.edu servers.  See server/doc/rpm and
83  server/doc/rpm_snapshot.  (Note that this is only a snapshot, and not
84  all packages may in fact be in use.)
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86* Install the full list of perl modules that users expect to be on the
87  scripts.mit.edu servers.  See server/doc/perl and
88  server/doc/perl_snapshot.
89
90  - export PERL_MM_USE_DEFAULT=1
91  - Run 'cpan', accept the default configuration, and do 'o conf
92    prerequisites_policy follow'.
93  - Parse the output of perldoc -u perllocal | grep head2 on an existing
94    server, and "notest install" them from the cpan prompt.
95
96* Install the Python eggs and Ruby gems and PEAR/PECL doohickeys that are on
97  the other scripts.mit.edu servers and do not have RPMs.
98  - Look at /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages for Python eggs and modules.
99  - Look at `gem list` for Ruby gems.
100  - Look at `pear list` for Pear fruits (or whatever they're called).
101
102* echo 'import site, os.path; site.addsitedir(os.path.expanduser("~/lib/python2.5/site-packages"))' > /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/00scripts-home.pth
103
104* Install the credentials (machine keytab, daemon.scripts keytab, SSL
105  certs).
106
107* Attempt to check out server/fedora/config/etc into /etc. The easiest way to
108  do this is to create a checkout of etc in another directory and mv -f this on
109  top of /etc.
110
111  - If you are setting up a test server, pay attention to
112  /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts and do not bind scripts' IP address.
113  You will also need to modify /etc/ldap.conf, /etc/openldap/ldap.conf, and
114  /etc/httpd/conf.d/vhost_ldap.conf to use scripts.mit.edu instead of
115  localhost.
116
117* Install fedora-ds-base and set up replication (see ./HOWTO-SETUP-LDAP
118    and ./fedora-ds-enable-ssl-and-kerberos.diff).
119
120* Install nslcd / nss-ldapd, which, unlike nss-ldap, doesn't crash every few
121  hours. Add /sbin/service dirsrv start and /sbin/nslcd to /etc/rc.local, or
122  better yet package nss-ldapd properly.
123
124* Make the services dirsrv, postfix, and httpd start at boot.
125
126* Run fmtutil-sys --all, which does something that makes TeX work.
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128* (Optional) Beat your head against a wall.
129
130* I recommend setting noatime for the root filesystem in /etc/fstab.
131
132* Possibly perform other steps that I've neglected to put in this
133  document.
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