Basically I had to install Razuna for the Monash Pharmaceutical  crew to test it out as a Digital Assets Manager for their Pharmville project.

I am doing this on my Debian server and I don’t want to play around with Debian’s Tomcat 5.5  install as I am not a Java head and never have much luck with it 🙁 I will just install Java and the stuff needed to run the Stand Alone Version of Razuna from the download page on the Razuna website.

These software packages are required to get Razuna up and running so a bit of apt-get action is needed..

1. Java 1.6 Runtime Env
2. Install ImageMagick
3. Install FFMpeg
4. Install Exiftool
5. Install Ghostscript

On Debian or Ubuntu its just a matter of doing this as root or with sudo..

#apt-get install imagemagick ffmpeg libimage-exiftool-perl ghostscript sun-java6-jre

So yeah now set your JAVA_HOME which on Debian and Ubuntu I usually modify the /etc/profile file to include the following somewhere after the export PATH. I do this so JAVA_HOME is available globally. I mean unless your being very strict on your permissions why not?

JAVA_HOME=”/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/”
export JAVA_HOME

Anyway best to make that live with the source command…

# source /etc/profile

Now I unpacked the zipped up file from the Razuna website and changed directory to the tomcat/bin directory. When I unzipped mine I had to chmod the .sh files in tomcat/bin so I could start up the Tomcat server with the startup.sh script.

# ./startup.sh

And that was pretty much it to get Razuna going. I did hit one last little Gotcha which on Debian Lenny required me to update the server.xml file in the tomcat/config directory.

I had to locate the following line and make sure that the docBase=”/razuna/assets/”  value had the full path to the Razuna assets  directory that I had unzipped.

<Context path=”/assets” docBase=”/razuna/assets/” crossContext=”false” debug=”0″ reloadable=”true” />

Razuna looks really good too for those with lots of Digital Assets to manage. I am going to run some benchmarks on it. I will blog about that at some point.