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Installation

Start by downloading DAISY Pipeline from the downloads page. You can choose from different packages. DAISY Pipeline consists of several components (explained here). Check whether the package you are downloading includes the component you wish to install. Also, there are different downloads for different platforms.

Packages

These are the installation instructions for each package. Before starting with the installation make sure the system requirements are fulfilled.

Windows

For Windows users there is the Windows installer. It automatically installs the desktop application, the server and the command line tool. Simply launch the installer and follow the instructions on the screen.

Mac OS

For Mac OS users there is the disk image. It contains the desktop application. To install, open the image and drag the application file to the “Applications” folder, or any other destination you want.

Contents of the disc image

Debian

Users of Debian or Debian-based distributions such as Ubuntu can install DAISY Pipeline via the ZIP file, but easier is to use the Debian package manager. Open a shell window, change to the directory where you have downloaded the DEB file, then execute the following command:

dpkg -i daisy-pipeline2_x.y.z.deb

The Debian package includes the desktop application, the server and the command line tool.

Red Hat

Users of Red Hat or other RPM-based distributions can install DAISY Pipeline via the ZIP file, but easier is to use the “YUM” package manager. Open a shell window, change to the directory where you have downloaded the RPM file, then execute the following command:

yum install daisy-pipeline2_x.y.z.rpm

The RPM package includes the desktop application, the server and the command line tool.

Linux (ZIP)

The ZIP can be installed on all Linux distros. It includes the desktop application, the server and the command line tool. To install, simply extract the contents to any destination you want.

Docker

The Docker distribution is not available as a download on the website. It comes in the form of a Docker image that you can obtain via the Docker command line interface:

docker pull daisyorg/pipeline-assembly

It is also possible to get a specific version:

docker pull daisyorg/pipeline-assembly:<version>

You can find the available versions at https://hub.docker.com/r/daisyorg/pipeline-assembly/tags. After having pulled the image you’re ready to run the Pipeline web server:

docker run --detach \
           -p 8181:8181 \
           daisyorg/pipeline-assembly

This will make the web service available on the address http://localhost:8181/ws. By default, authentication is enabled. The key and secret are “clientid” and “sekret”. Environment variables can be provided with one or more -e arguments.

The Pipeline web application is available as a Docker image too. You can find the available versions at https://hub.docker.com/r/daisyorg/pipeline-webui/tags.

docker pull daisyorg/pipeline-webui

The application is launched as follows. This assumes the web server is already started and accessible on port 8181.

docker run --detach \
           -p 9000:9000 \
           daisyorg/pipeline-webui

It is also possible to link the two containers without exposing the web service to the host:

docker run --detach \
           --name pipeline \
           -e PIPELINE2_WS_HOST=pipeline \
           -e PIPELINE2_WS_AUTHENTICATION=false \
           daisyorg/pipeline-assembly
docker run --detach \
           --link pipeline \
           -p 9000:9000 \
           -e DAISY_PIPELINE2_URL: http://pipeline:8181/ws \
           daisyorg/pipeline-webui

For running more complex configurations like these, Docker compose is recommended. A complete example, that also persists the application data, is given below. Simply create a file called “docker-compose.yml” with the following content and run docker-compose up.

version: "2.1"
services:
  pipeline:
    image: daisyorg/pipeline-assembly
    environment:
      PIPELINE2_WS_HOST: "pipeline"
      PIPELINE2_WS_AUTHENTICATION: "false"
    volumes:
      - "pipeline-data:/opt/daisy-pipeline2/data"
  webui:
    image: daisyorg/pipeline-webui
    environment:
      DAISY_PIPELINE2_URL: http://pipeline:8181/ws
    ports:
      - "9000:9000"
    volumes:
      - "webui-data:/opt/daisy-pipeline2-webui/data"
    depends_on:
      pipeline:
        condition: service_healthy
volumes:
  pipeline-data:
  webui-data:

To learn more about Docker see https://docs.docker.com.

Updater

Some packages also include an updater tool that you can use for quickly updating your current installation to the latest version. The updater can be invoked either via the desktop application or via the command line. The desktop application has a menu item “Check updates” under “Help”. On the command line it is different for each platform.

Mac OS

/Applications/DAISY\ Pipeline\ 2.app/Contents/Java/updater/pipeline-updater \
    -service="http://daisy.github.io/pipeline-assembly/releases/" \
    -install-dir="/Applications/DAISY Pipeline 2.app/Contents/Java/" \
    -descriptor="/Applications/DAISY Pipeline 2.app/Contents/Java/etc/releaseDescriptor.xml" \
    -version=current

In the above command replace “/Applications” with whichever directory you have installed the application file in.

Linux (ZIP)

/home/bert/pipeline2/updater/pipeline-updater \
    -service="http://daisy.github.io/pipeline-assembly/releases/" \
    -install-dir=/home/bert/pipeline2/ \
    -descriptor=/home/bert/pipeline2/etc/releaseDescriptor.xml \
    -version=current

In the above command replace “/home/bert/pipeline2” with whichever directory you have unpacked the ZIP file to.

System Requirements

Java

The server and the desktop application require a Java runtime environment. Windows and Mac users do not have to worry about Java because it is included in the DAISY Pipeline installation. Linux users however are on their own. The minimum required version of Java is 8.

JavaFX

The desktop application requires JavaFX. If you are on Windows or Mac, a version of Java that includes JavaFX, namely Oracle’s Java SE implementation, is automatically installed for you. If you are on another platform and can not use Oracle’s Java, have a look at the following alternatives for acquiring JavaFX: