GMT Mapping Tools

Installing GMT Mapping tools onto Ubuntu.

Installing the FAN Library onto Ubuntu (or not as the case may be).

Setting up the FAN Library for Ubuntu takes some work. I started by trying to install the Python Scientific Library but this didn’t seem to give the packages I wanted. sudo apt-get install pyton-scientific So I then looked at doing it from source.

Installing Ferret (NOAA) onto Ubuntu

Ferret is an application produced by the NOAA .  It is an interactive computer visualization and analysis environment used by Geographers and the like. This is how I installed it onto Ubuntu 10+ and my notes from following their install guide.

Installing WOWza on Ubuntu Server 10.10

I needed to install Java first… sudo apt-get install python-software-properties sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sun-java-community-team/sun-java6 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin Download the RAW Linux Version sudo chmod +x WowzaMediaServer-2.2.0.tar.bin sudo ./WowzaMediaServer-2.2.0.tar.bin Then follow onscreen instructions… Install Location: /usr/local/WowzaMediaServer To enter serial number: cd /usr/local/WowzaMediaServer/bin ./startup.sh

Installing Django on Ubuntu

This applies to Server 10.10 with Python 2.6 and mod-wsgi Checked version of Python was 2.6 using python –version The followed the instructions on the download site tar xzvf Django-1.2.3.tar.gz cd Django-1.2.3 sudo python setup.py install Note: It seems to place the files into: /usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/ Then you need to add the mod_wsgi package sudo apt-get …

Software RAID Management

Overview of all RAIDS cat /proc/mdstat Details for a RAID /sbin/mdadm -D /dev/md0 Add Device /sbin/mdadm –grow /dev/md0 -n3 Refresh a Device if it dropped out (through over-heating!) /sbin/mdadm –add /dev/md0 /dev/sdc1

Installing Webmin (Ubuntu 10.10)

1. Download webmin wget http://www.webmin.com/download/deb/webmin-current.deb 2. Execute webmin package. Note this will FAIL but next instruction deals with that. sudo dpkg -i webmin-current.deb 3. Install missing dependencies and it will automatically recompile webmin sudo apt-get -f install Enjoy webmin on https://[serverIP]:10000.