This guide describes how to install
To setup a server a minimum software should be installed in the guest
- A Linux operating system, with at least 2 GB of RAM.
- The internet connection must be enabled, due the install files are downloaded from an external repository.
A Java 11 virtual machine is required to run the application.
Run the following command in a terminal to check the current Java version:
$ java -version
If Java is already installed, then you can see a result message like:
$ java -version openjdk version "11.0.1" 2018-10-16 OpenJDK Runtime Environment 18.9 (build 11.0.1+13) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM 18.9 (build 11.0.1+13, mixed mode)
If not satisfied then it can be downloaded here.
Axional Studio check differents JAVA locations, one of them is /opt/jdk1-11* so you can do a symbolic link from this path where the JDK was installed.
ln -s TARGET /opt/jdk1-11.0.1
Check this article for help on Java 9 setup.
After the Java Installation you should define the JAVA_HOME environment variable pointing to your Java Install Directory. Alternatively you can define a full server access to installed Java by setting up the linux alternates:
# update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/java" "java" "/opt/jdk-11.0.1/bin/java" 1 # update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/javac" "javac" "/opt/jdk-11.0.1/bin/javac" 1 # update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/javaws" "javaws" "/opt/jdk-11.0.1/bin/javaws" 1 # update-alternatives --set java /opt/jdk-11.0.1/bin/java # update-alternatives --set javac /opt/jdk-11.0.1/bin/javac # update-alternatives --set javaws /opt/jdk-11.0.1/bin/javaws
If you want to change alternates manually, you can use config parameter to select your prefered JVM version
# update-alternatives --config java # update-alternatives --config javac # update-alternatives --config javaws
1.2 Create the user axional
We recommend to install it, in the /home/axional/frontend directory.
As root user create the user axional:
$ su - root $ useradd axional $ passwd axional
After the user axional is created, do login with this user and create the frontend subdirectory:
$ su - axional $ mkdir frontend $ cd frontend
1.3 Axional installer
Working as axional user, on the directory /home/axional/frontend download the installation tool using the curl command:
Axional Frontendwe should use the installer corresponding to versions before 2019, so we will download the "until-2018" tag instead of the "default" tag of the repository
$ su - axional
$ curl -k -s -o "axional-install-until-2018.tar.gz" "https://bitbucket.org/deister/axional-install/get/until-2018.tar.gz"
or, using the command wget:
$ wget -q -O "axional-install.tar.gz" "https://bitbucket.org/deister/axional-install/get/until-2018.tar.gz"
Extract the files using the "tar" command:
$ tar -x -z --strip-components=1 --exclude ".hg*" --exclude ".project" -f "axional-install-until-2018.tar.gz"
1.4 Install the application
axional installer to setup the remote software repository and the credentials.
Use the shell to install the product
$ ./install_jdk18.sh install
First time you execute the installer, it will ask for some parameters to configure the installation framework. You also need to request a nexus user and password to the deister support team, to enter the software repositories.
1.4.1 Connection details
The installer will prompt for connection parameters to the
Nexus repository such as the url, user and password
================================================================ CONFIGURATION ================================================================ Nexus Base URL [http://nexus.deistercloud.com/]: Nexus User [deister-software-dist]: UserProvided Nexus User Password : PassProvided
1.4.2 Choose product
Next the the installer will prompt for
product. We will enter frontend-xxxx.
Where the xxxx is the name of your company
1.4.3 Choose the version
We can choose to install a development version or a release version. Development versions are released more frquently and include the latest changes in code. On the other hand, release version are published less often and are throughly tested.
Installing a release version
To install a development version, answer n to the question:
Do you want to download from the SNAPSHOT repository? n
Then the installer will show the available versions:
Available versions -------------------------------------------- 1.2 1.1 1.0
Which version do you want to use? 1.2
Before continuing the installer will review the parameters:
CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS -------------------------------------- NEXUS_BASE_URL: http://nexus.deistercloud.com/ NEXUSUSER.....: deister-software-dist NEXUSPASS.....: ********** NEXUSPRODUCT..: frontend-xxxx PRODUCTNAME...: axional.studio.frontend.xxxx PRODUCTVERS...: 1.2 Are You Sure? [y/n] y
This questions are asked only first time and stored in file .install.rc. Following use of
will use parameters answered for accesing deister nexus repositories.
2 Network configuration
It is required that the localhost name resolves to an address in order for the server to know it's IP address. For example, in Linux systems, it can be necessary to create an entry in the "hosts" file ( /etc/hosts):
... 10.0.0.1 my_host ...
3 Notes for Windows users
- Get and install Cygwin to be able to use the installer: link. Take in account that some utilities like "unzip", "curl", "diff" may be usefull
- Get and install Java JDK 1.8: link
- Inside the Cygwin environment, create a link to Java folder (outside the "studio" folder):
mkdir studio cd studio ln -s /cygdrive/c/Program\ Files/Java/jdk1.8.0_121 ../winjava
- Run installer and server following the instructions on prevoius sections