Version 1 (modified by yxin, 10 years ago)


The GENI-ORCA development platform uses the CentOS 5.2 linux distribution with JPackage 5.0 installed. Here are the instructions to duplicate our CentOS environment. We also use Mac OS X (recent verions) which tend to work. Some of the documents mention the differences that are specific to Mac OS X.


Notes on the requirements to build and install GENI-ORCA:

It is expected that the path and all appropriate standard variables (such as JAVA_HOME, M2_HOME, etc.) are configured for the required tools.

  • Java version 1.5.x
    • java -version and $JAVA_HOME/bin/java -version should both show a 1.5.0.x revision.
      java version "1.5.0_16"
      Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_16-b06-284)
      Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_16-133, mixed mode, sharing)
  • Ant 1.7.0+
    • The version shipped with Debian etch is known *NOT* to work.
    • The version shipped with Mac OS 10.4 is known *NOT* to work.
    • ant -version and $ANT_HOME/bin/ant -version should both show something like
      Apache Ant version 1.7.0 compiled on August 25 2008
  • Maven 2.0.6+
    • mvn -version and $M2_HOME/bin/mvn -version should both show something like
      Maven version: 2.0.6
  • Maven tasks for ant (installed in your ant's lib directory)
    • If these are installed, you should see something like the following:
      $ ant -diagnostics | grep maven-ant-tasks
      maven-ant-tasks-2.0.9.jar (1018394 bytes)
      java.class.path : /usr/share/ant/lib/ant-launcher.jar:/Users/sayler/.ant/lib/maven-
  • Subversion client with https support
    • You should have a ra_dav module with https support as follows
      $ svn --version
      svn, version 1.4.4 (r25188)
         compiled May 31 2008, 03:45:57
      Copyright (C) 2000-2006 CollabNet.
      Subversion is open source software, see
      This product includes software developed by CollabNet (http://www.Collab.Net/).
      The following repository access (RA) modules are available:
      * ra_dav : Module for accessing a repository via WebDAV (DeltaV) protocol.
        - handles 'http' scheme
        - handles 'https' scheme
      * ra_svn : Module for accessing a repository using the svn network protocol.
        - handles 'svn' scheme
      * ra_local : Module for accessing a repository on local disk.
        - handles 'file' scheme
  • Read access to
  • An ssh client
  • wget (any version and on path)

If there are issues with your build system, you can retrieve a working software set from svn co Running tar xvfz [filename] will extract the software needed. If necessary modify the first line of the environment file to reflect your path to the software directory, and source the environment file.