Preparing your environment

The environment suggested for the GeoNode installation is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

It can be either a real physical machine or a virtual machine.

If you intend to use virtual machine we suggest the use of Vagrant

Setup a Vagrant machine on Mac OsX

We suggest to use Ubuntu 12.04 as guest operating system on the vagrant machine. Once the machine is started you can access it via vagrant ssh.

Install geonode via:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:geonode/release
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install geonode

Due to a character encoding bug between Vagrant and the OsX the database password and the secret_key are invalid so we need to correct them manually and change the database password.

Edit the local_settings file:

$ sudo nano /etc/geonode/

Edit the DATABASE_PASSWORD with another one and the SECRET_KEY with something of your choice.

Edit the SITEURL directive to “http://localhost:4567/” Then restart apache.

Edit the geonode role’s password in postgres using the same used in the local_settings:

$ sudo su postgres
$ psql -c "alter role geonode with password 'yourpassword';"
$ exit

Launch the commands:

$ sudo geonode-updateip localhost
$ geonode createsuperuser

Then exit the machine and shut it down with:

$ vagrant halt

Edit the Vagrantfile and activate the machine sharing with the host like: :forwarded_port, guest: 80, host: 4567

Start the machine up. Now you should be able to reach and use geonode on at the address http://localhost:4567 on your host machine.