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Revision as of 02:32, 25 April 2014

The Adhoc VM is a virtual machine minimally administered by SAC, hosted on osgeo4 at OSU OSL and used for adhoc, and development activities related to OSGeo projects.

It differs from the Projects VM primarily in that:

  • sudo access is granted less restrictively.
  • greater risks to system operations are acceptable, as critical services are not run here.

The VM is reachable by ssh at adhoc.osgeo.osuosl.org. Anyone in the https://www.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/auth/ldap_shell.py has ssh access, and anyone in this group can add new people via the link. Sudo access can be provided by existing sudoer's by adding folks to the sudoers group in /etc/group.

For the most part SAC is providing no backup, or detailed administration for this server beyond some security patches, and ldap setup. It is up to the users of the VM to detail their use here, and to cooperate so as to avoid stepping on each others toes. It is a good idea to segregate activities into directories under /osgeo named after projects or users.

Existing services hosted on the Ad-hoc VM:

site path contact comments
mapbenderadhoc.osgeo.org /osgeo/mapbender astrid_emde, banjo, kmq still under discussion - have a look at Mapbender at AdhocVM
demo.mapserver.org /osgeo/mapserver jmckenna have a look at MapServer at AdhocVM
adhoc.osgeo.osuosl.org/livedvd/ /osgeo/livedvd hamish, wildintellect, camerons daily cron job for nightly sphinx builds of LiveDVD documentation
adhoc.osgeo.osuosl.org/grass/ /osgeo/grass hamish, neteler Cron job demo plotting of recent earthquakes using GRASS batch job.
demo.pycsw.org /osgeo/demo.pycsw.org kalxas, tomkralidis CSW Server demos (running http://github.com/geopython/demo.pycsw.org)
foo.osgeo.org /osgeo/project_name your osgeo_id here services running etc


(command: lsb_release -a)

  • Distributor ID: Debian
  • Description: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.3 (squeeze)
  • Release: 6.0.3
  • Codename: squeeze


Each service is handled through a VirtualHost, configured in /etc/apache2/sites-available/


  • The Sphinx 1.0.8 package from debian-backports has been installed.
an old manually installed version 1.0.4 is still on disk at /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/