Finally: are you installing this on a server, or on a local laptop or desktop computer? AtoM is intended to be installed on a server. If you are trying to make a local test instance on a laptop or desktop personal computer, then you might want to use our Vagrant box instead - it is created specifically for local testing and development, and can be installed on any platform. I use it daily for all AtoM testing we do here. More information:
First, the Vagrant box is only intended for local testing and development - it is not intended to be used as a production site, and any data you create in the Vagrant box that you want to keep should be regularly backed up. For backup instructions see:
Second, because it is intended as a development environment, if you follow the current instructions, you will install our qa/2.5.x development branch in the Vagrant box. This is our work-in-progress branch for the upcoming 2.5 release, and should not be considered stable.
If you want to install a more stable 2.4 version with Vagrant, then you will need to make a few changes.
First, when you run the initial vagrant init command, let's specify the box version we want, like this:
- vagrant init artefactual/atom --box-version=184.108.40.206
You may need to change branches before you pull in the most recent updates as well - the 2.4 Vagrant box was set to follow our qa/2.4.x branch, but after the 2.4.0 release, we changed the branch name to stable/2.4.x. To get on the right branch, run:
- git checkout stable/2.4.x
Now you can pull in the latest changes:
Now you can follow the instructions in slides 19-24 in the Vagrant slide deck
to finish updating the box.
For more context on what the commands in the slides are, what they do, and why you are running them, see:
I hope this helps!