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Install LAVA

Two installation methods are currently supported:

We advice to use docker image for a first test of LAVA.

For a production instance, both methods would be suitable.

Docker

In order to install LAVA using the official docker images, we advice to use the provided docker-compose file.

Dependencies

Install the dependencies: docker and docker-compose:

apt-get update
apt-get install docker.io docker-compose git
Old Debian version

On old Debian versions, docker should be installed from the official docker repository.

apt-get install ca-certificates gnupg2 wget
wget https://download.docker.com/linux/debian/gpg
apt-key add gpg
echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/debian buster stable" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list
apt-get update
apt-get install docker-ce

Install

Get the docker-compose files from gitlab and use it.

git clone https://git.lavasoftware.org/lava/pkg/docker-compose
cd docker-compose/
docker-compose pull
docker-compose up

The newly created instance is now available at localhost.

Debian

In order to install LAVA using the Debian packages, we advice to use the repositories that we manage to get the latest version.

Supported Debian versions

LAVA is only supported on Debian Buster and Bullseye.

Dependencies

In order to folow this tutorial, you would have to install some dependencies:

apt-get install ca-certificates gnupg2 wget

Repository

Add the lavasoftware debian repository:

wget https://apt.lavasoftware.org/lavasoftware.key.asc
apt-key add lavasoftware.key.asc
echo "deb https://apt.lavasoftware.org/release buster main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lava.list

Install

Install postgresql and lava debian packages:

apt-get update
apt-get install postgresql
pg_ctlcluster 11 main start
apt-get install lava

Starting

You can start the different services:

service apache2 start
service postgresql start
service lava-server-gunicorn start
service lava-publisher start
service lava-master start
service lava-logs start
service lava-slave start

The newly created instance is now available at localhost.