Installing from source

Setting up environment

You may need to run this as the root user depending on how node.js was installed

which lessc
# if you do not have this installed then run:
npm install -g less

Socorro can install the dependencies into a virtualenv for you. You only need to run this once

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/pgsql-9.3/bin/
make bootstrap

Before running any Socorro components, always make sure that the virtualenv is activated:

. socorro-virtualenv/bin/activate

The Socorro package should be installed into the virtualenv too, in “develop” mode so you only need to run this once

python develop

Or you can choose to manage the virtualenv yourself, perhaps using virtualenwrapper.

Add a new superuser account to PostgreSQL

Create a superuser account for yourself. Make sure to put your username and desired password instead of YOURNAME and YOURPASS. As the postgres user:

psql template1 -c \
  "create user YOURNAME with encrypted password 'YOURPASS' superuser"

For running unit tests, you’ll want a test user as well (make sure to remove this for production installs).

psql template1 -c \
  "create user test with encrypted password 'aPassword' superuser"

Configure migrations (Alembic)

Also, before you run unit tests or make, be sure to copy and edit this file:

cp config/alembic.ini-dist config/alembic.ini vi config/alembic.ini

The important line to update is sqlalchemy.url, it should be changed to match the superuser account you created above:

sqlalchemy.url = postgresql://YOURNAME:YOURPASS@localhost/socorro_migration_test

Run unit/functional tests

From inside the Socorro checkout

make test database_username=test database_password=aPassword

Populate PostgreSQL Database

Load Socorro schema plus test products:

./socorro/external/postgresql/ --database_name=breakpad \
  --fakedata --dropdb

Create partitioned tables

Normally this is handled automatically by the cronjob scheduler crontabber but can be run as a one-off:

python socorro/cron/ --job=weekly-reports-partitions --force

Sync Django database

Django needs to write its ORM tables:

cd webapp-django
./ syncdb --noinput

Run socorro in dev mode

Copy default config files

cp config/alembic.ini-dist config/alembic.ini
cp config/collector.ini-dist config/collector.ini
cp config/processor.ini-dist config/processor.ini
cp config/middleware.ini-dist config/middleware.ini
cp webapp-django/crashstats/settings/ \

You may need to edit these config files - for example collector (which is generally a public service) might need listen on the correct IP address.

In particular, for login to work you want to modify the following in webapp-django/crashstats/settings/

# Make sure to comment out the CACHES section so the default (memcached)
# is used - NOTE login will not work until this is done
#    'default': {
#        'BACKEND': 'django.core.cache.backends.locmem.LocMemCache',
#        'LOCATION': 'crashstats'
#    }

Run Socorro services using Honcho (configured in Procfile)

honcho start

The port numbers will be printed near the start of the output. The web UI will be on port 5000, collector on 5100, middleware on 5200.

Alternatively you can also start individual services:

honcho start web
honcho start collector
honcho start middleware
honcho start processor

Note the port number when they start up, it will be different than if you start all services together (starts at port 5000)

If you want to modify something that is common across config files like PostgreSQL username/hostname/etc, refer to config/common_database.ini-dist and the “+include” line in the service-specific config files (such as collector.ini and processor.ini). This is optional but recommended.