Installing MB Slave and Search Server on a New Xubuntu Machine

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Revision as of 20:40, 18 March 2013 by Ijabz (talk | contribs) (Setup Musicbrainz Database)

The existing instructions are okay, but because they try and cover all bases they can be more confusing than they need to be. So I thought it would be useful to show exactly what is required for just one common scenerio:ijabz.

Install software not available from apt

- Download ISO image from and burn to CD

- Install Xubunu 12.10 from CD

- Download and unzip mbslave from

- Download an unzip psycopg 2-2.4.6 from

Download Musicbrainz Datadumps

cp /home/paul/Downloads/mbdump*.bz2 /home/paul/Downloads/lalinsky-mbslave*

Install Postgres

sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.1 postgresql-server-dev-9.1 postgresql-contrib-9.1
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/lib/postgresql/9.1/bin

Configue psycogs2

sudo apt-get install python-dev
cd Downloads/psycopg2-2.4.6
python install

Configure mbslave

cd Downloads/lalinsky-mbslave*
cp mbslave.conf.default mbslave.conf

uncomment password line and set to musicbrainz

Setup Musicbrainz Database

sudo su  postgres
createuser musicbrainz
createdb -l C -E UTF-8 -T template0 -O musicbrainz musicbrainz
psql musicbrainz
ALTER ROLE musicbrainz WITH PASSWORD 'musicbrainz'
echo 'CREATE SCHEMA musicbrainz;' | ./ -S
echo 'CREATE SCHEMA statistics;' | ./ -S
echo 'CREATE SCHEMA cover_art_archive;' | ./ -S
./ <sql/CreateTables.sql | sed 's/CUBE/TEXT/' | ./
./ <sql/statistics/CreateTables.sql | ./
./ <sql/caa/CreateTables.sql | ./
./ mbdump.tar.bz2 mbdump-derived.tar.bz2 mbdump-cdstubs.tar.bz2 mbdump-cover-art-archive.tar.bz2
./ <sql/CreatePrimaryKeys.sql | ./
./ <sql/statistics/CreatePrimaryKeys.sql | ./
./ <sql/caa/CreatePrimaryKeys.sql | ./
./ <sql/CreateIndexes.sql | grep -vE '(collate|page_index|tracklist_index)' | ./
./ <sql/statistics/CreateIndexes.sql | ./
./ <sql/caa/CreateIndexes.sql | ./
./ <sql/CreateSimpleViews.sql | ./

Build Search Server

sudo apt-get install subversion
sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk maven2 tomcat7 
mkdir indexdata
mkdir -p code/musicbrainz
cd code/musicbrainz
svn co mmd-schema
svn co search_server
cd mmd-schema/brainz-mmd2-jaxb
mvn install
cd code/musicbrainz/search_server/servlet/src/main/webapp/WEB-INF

Edit web.xml change to <param-value>/home/paul/indexdata</param-value>

Build Indexes

cd /home/paul/code/musicbrainz/search_server/index/target
java  -jar index-2.0-SNAPSHOT-jar-with-dependencies.jar --indexes-dir /home/paul/indexdata -d musicbrainz -u musicbrainz -p musicbrainz