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This guide was written for, and tested on, Ubuntu.

These are the steps:  WORK IN PROGRESS!

In a shell, first change directory to the place where you want Heritrix+Umbra to be installed. Then do the following.

mkdir heritrix-umbra
cd heritrix-umbra
tar -xzf heritrix-3.3.0-BDB-5.0.x-NAS-1.0-20180628.090816-4-dist.tar.gz
rm heritrix-3.3.0-BDB-5.0.x-NAS-1.0-20180628.090816-4-dist.tar.gz
cd heritrix-3.3.0-BDB-5.0.x-NAS-1.0-SNAPSHOT/bin
./heritrix -a admin:admin
cd ../..

Now, in a browser, go to https://localhost:8443/ to test that it works.

Do a  which python  and make sure that the  python  there points at a python 3  and if it does not, make sure that it does. (big grin)

Then, to install Umbra, do the following.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y install python3-pip
sudo -H pip3 install git+
sudo apt-get install rabbitmq-server
sudo rabbitmq-plugins enable rabbitmq_management
sudo rabbitmq-plugins enable rabbitmq_shovel
sudo rabbitmq-plugins enable rabbitmq_shovel_management
sudo service rabbitmq-server restart

RabbitMQ should now be reachable at http://localhost:15672 (user: guest, pass: guest).

Make sure Google Chromium is installed. (If not, do a  sudo apt-get install chromium-browser)

Then run Umbra as follows:

If you want to see what Umbra does in the Chromium browser, just do a  umbra -v&

If you want Umbra to do its stuff without seeing the browser, do

sudo X :1    (and then press <ctrl> <alt> <F7>)

and in a(nother) shell, do    export DISPLAY=:1; umbra -v&

Now, do

cd heritrix-3.3.0-BDB-5.0.x-NAS-1.0-SNAPSHOT/jobs/
mkdir myTestJob
cd myTestJob

Get the following Heritrix 3 Crawl Job Configuration File: crawler-beans.cxml, and

put it in  heritrix-umbra/heritrix-3.3.0-BDB-5.0.x-NAS-1.0-SNAPSHOT/jobs/myTestJob/

Then, still under the  myTestJob  dir, create a text file called  seeds.txt  with a single line saying:

Now, in a browser, go to  https://localhost:8443/  and paste the path to the  myTestJob  dir into the field under add existing job, and click the add button. "myTestJob" should appear at the bottom of the window, so click it.

On the page that appears, click the build button, and when it has built, click the launch button and reload the page until it says "Job is Finished: FINISHED".

Now the Umbra harvests will likely be running... but where do they actually dump the resulting files???

NOTE: Heritrix can be killed by doing a

ps ax | grep eritrix

and killing the relevant process.

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