Installation Guides

Installing Sahana takes a few steps, because it runs off of a web server. You will end up running Sahana through a web browser, rather than directly from the Start menu (if you run MS Windows).

Retrieving the software (Phase 1)



Via Repositories



yum install sahana


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No other repositories are included at this stage. Help welcome.

Agasti: Getting Sahana Working (Phase 2)

This phase will install the software. Once everything appears to be working correctly, Sahana will do a self-check. You will be asked to enter the details of your database users and passwords. Those instructions are detailed in phase 2, below.

GNU/Linux, BSDs and other Unixes
Mac OS X
One Laptop Per Child

Agasti: Configuring Sahana (Phase 3)

Agasti: Next Steps (Phase 4)

Finalize your install after starting Sahana for the first time.
You will now have a fully functioning, but empty, instance of Sahana running on your machine. This last phase will show you how to make the most of your experience.

Known Issues

Invalid Argument Failure in IE8 with OpenLayers:

In the process of testing OpenLayers on IE8 - we discovered a known issue / error

  Webpage error details
  User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; OfficeLiveConnector.1.3; OfficeLivePatch.0.0)
  Timestamp: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 22:07:14 UTC
  Message: Invalid argument.
  Line: 793
  Char: 110
  Code: 0

This occurs in Sahana rendering the situation map unusable with OpenLayers on an IE8 client. OpenLayers has an open ticket on this item and has milestoned a solution for a 2.9 release.

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