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Linux installation is manual but straightforward.Note: This assumes that you've already installed a Java virtual machine for your platform.

Install Java

Hobson requires a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to run. You can check if Java is installed by running the following command:

$ java -version

If the command doesn't work, you will need to install a JRE.

Installing JRE on Ubuntu/Debian

sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk

Installing JRE on CentOS / Red Hat / Fedora

sudo yum install java-1.7.0-openjdk

Install Hobson

  1. Extract the generic Unix tarball into a directory. For example:
    1. cd /opt; tar xzvf ~/hobson-hub-distribution-0.6.0-222.tar.gz

  2. Change into the /opt/hobson directory and run ./Hobson&

  3. Use a web browser to visit http://your_hobson_hub_ip:8182/setup/index.html (replace your_hobson_hub_ip with the IP address of the machine on which you installed the hub).