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== How to install MIRC-Zn on Ubuntu Linux ==
* Download the script
wget http://timphillips.net/mirc/install-MIRC-Zn.txt
* Make it executable
mv ./install-MIRC-Zn.txt ./install-MIRC-Zn
chmod 777 ./install-MIRC-Zn
* Run the script
* Point your browser to the machine you just installed it on and MIRC should be up and running.
* This script will also upgrade a previous "Tim Phillips" installation of MIRC-Zn so it can be used again when the RSNA code is updated.
==What the script does==
* Checks you're running it as root or using sudo.
* Stops the MIRC-Zn service if its running.
* Checks which chipset you're running.
* Enables the ubuntu partner repo (to get Oracle Java).
* Answers the Java installation questions in advance.
* Installs SunJava and a few other necessary applications.
* Downloads the appropriate JAI ImageIO files installs JAI ImageIO.
* Downloads the latest version of MIRC-Zn.
* Writes an upstart script (so that CTP/MIRC will be run as a service automatically).
* Installs RSNA MIRC.
===The script itself (in case you don't trust the download)===
# Make sure only root can run our script
if [[ $EUID -ne 0 ]]; then
echo "This script must be run as root or using sudo" 1>&2
exit 1
#reassure the user something is happening
echo 'Updating Ubuntu repositories ...'
#work in the temp folder
cd /var/tmp
# partner repo
echo deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner >>/etc/apt/sources.list.d/partner.list
apt-get -qq update
# preset the java answers:
debconf-set-selections << END
sun-java6-jdk shared/accepted-sun-dlj-v1-1 boolean true
sun-java6-jre shared/accepted-sun-dlj-v1-1 boolean true
sun-java6-bin shared/accepted-sun-dlj-v1-1 boolean true
#reassure the user something is happening
echo 'Downloading and installing required ubuntu packages ...'
# packages installed:
apt-get install -y -qq acpid htop unzip xauth libxtst6 sun-java6-jdk
# if a previous version is here - get rid of it
cd /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/
if [ -f UNINSTALL-jai_imageio ]; then
echo 'Removing previous install of JAI ImageIO ...'
bash UNINSTALL-jai_imageio
#work in the temp folder
cd /var/tmp
#reassure the user something is happening
echo 'Downloading JAI Image IO ...'
#check which chipset we're using
case $(arch) in
#download the JAI tgz file
# get jai binary
if [ -f ./jai_imageio-1_1-lib-linux-$CHIP.tar.gz ]; then
rm ./jai_imageio-1_1-lib-linux-$CHIP.tar.gz
wget -q http://download.java.net/media/jai-imageio/builds/release/1.1/jai_imageio-1_1-lib-linux-$CHIP.tar.gz
#reassure the user something is happening
echo 'Installing JAI Image IO ...'
#expand the tgz and put the files where they should go (excluding UNINSTALL)
tar xzf ./jai_imageio-1_1-lib-linux-$CHIP.tar.gz
mv ./jai_imageio-1_1/*.txt /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/
mv ./jai_imageio-1_1/lib/libclib_jiio.so /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/lib/$CHIP2/
mv ./jai_imageio-1_1/lib/*.jar /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/lib/ext/
#generate the UNINSTALL file - using the version that comes in the binary install
cat > /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/UNINSTALL-jai_imageio <<DELIM
# @(#)UNINSTALL-jai_imageio-jdk 3.1 06/05/12 16:18:39
# usage: UNINSTALL-jai_imageio
echo "Uninstalling Java Advanced Imaging Image I/O Tools"
rm -f *jai_imageio.txt
rm -f jre/lib/ext/jai_imageio.jar
rm -f jre/lib/ext/clibwrapper_jiio.jar
if [ ( `uname` = "SunOS" ) -a ( `uname -p` = "sparc" ) ]; then
rm -f jre/lib/sparc/libclib_jiio.so
rm -f jre/lib/sparc/libclib_jiio_vis.so
rm -f jre/lib/sparc/libclib_jiio_vis2.so
if [ -f jre/lib/sparcv9/libclib_jiio.so ]; then
rm -f jre/lib/sparcv9/libclib_jiio.so
rm -f jre/lib/sparcv9/libclib_jiio_vis.so
rm -f jre/lib/sparcv9/libclib_jiio_vis2.so
if [ -f jre/lib/amd64/libclib_jiio.so ]; then
rm -f jre/lib/amd64/libclib_jiio.so
if [ -f jre/lib/i386/libclib_jiio.so ]; then
rm -f jre/lib/i386/libclib_jiio.so
rm -f UNINSTALL-jai_imageio
echo "Done"
# Stop MIRC-Zn if it is running
if [ -f /etc/init/MIRC-Zn.conf ]
if [[ $(stop -q MIRC-Zn 2>&1 | grep Unknown) ]]
echo 'MIRC-Zn service not currently running ...'
echo 'MIRC-Zn will be upgraded with the latest version from the RSNA site ...'
echo 'Stopping current MIRC-Zn service ...'
echo 'MIRC-Zn will be upgraded with the latest version from the RSNA site ...'
#reassure the user something is happening
echo 'Downloading RSNA MIRC Installer ...'
# go to the target folder
cd /usr/share
# get MIRC installer
if [ -f ./MIRC-installer.jar ]; then
rm ./MIRC-installer.jar
wget -q http://mirc.rsna.org/MIRC2/MIRC-installer.jar
#reassure the user something is happening
echo 'Writing an upstart script and putting it in /etc/init ...'
# make an upstart script
cat > /etc/init/MIRC-Zn.conf <<DELIM
description "MIRC Zn (CTP plugin not Tomcat)"
author "Tim Phillips <timothy.john.phillips@gmail.com>"
start on (local-filesystems and net-device-up IFACE!=lo)
stop on stopping network-services
expect fork
cd /usr/share/CTP/
java -jar ./CTP-runner.jar
end script
echo -e
echo -e
echo -e
echo 'Now the RSNA installer will run'
echo 'You will be asked to choose a folder to install CTP/MIRC into'
echo 'It should be /usr/share or the startup script wont work'
echo -e
echo 'hit enter to continue'
read dummy
echo -e
echo -e
if [[ $(java -jar ./MIRC-installer.jar 2>&1 | grep X11) ]]
# have to re-login with X forwarding
echo -e
echo '================================================'
echo '================================================'
echo -e
echo 'X-forwarding is required for the MIRC installer'
echo -e
echo 'Here is what you have to do'
echo ' - logout'
echo ' - login again from a machine with a GUI and a display....'
echo ' - using the switch to enable X forwarding'
echo ' - From a mac: ssh -Y user@host'
echo ' - From a linux desktop: ssh -X user@host'
echo ' - If you are using windows you will need PuTTy and Xming.. (google them)'
echo ' - When you are logged in again re-run this script'
cd ~
echo 'Starting MIRC web service (this will also happen automatically at boot) ...'
start MIRC-Zn
echo -e
echo 'finished - it should all be running'
echo 'point your browser to this server and have a look'
==Choosing between Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server==
* Ubuntu Desktop
** Easier (very easy) if you're new to Linux.
** May be very slightly slower but on modern hardware you are unlikely to notice the difference.
* Ubuntu Server
** Makes more sense - MIRC is a web service after all.
** Will be leaner and faster.
** Can run on a headless server or virtual machine.
** [http://turnkeylinux.org TurnkeyLinux] is a very good Ubuntu install for this purpose.
<div align="right">''Any questions or comments please email me at timothy.john.phillips@gmail.com - Tim Phillips.''</div>

Latest revision as of 22:10, 27 April 2013