Snapshot Debian Packages
Should you want to get started with the latest RSB snapshot and have all the required packages and dependencies installed in a convenient manner, simply run the following command:
sudo apt-get install rsb-snapshot r-properties r-rsbxml r-rsbjson
These packages are found in this repository: deb.openanalytics.eu. Follow this guide to add this repository to your system.
RSB needs R, several R packages and also relies on RPooli for interacting with R.
If you haven't installed R already, consider doing so using the r-base and r-rj packages from deb.openanalytics.eu
The R packages can be installed in two ways:
install.packages(c("properties", "RSBXml", "RSBJson"), repos = "http://repos.openanalytics.eu", type = "source")
Install the Debian packages: r-properties, r-rsbxml, r-rjsonio and r-rsbjson from deb.openanalytics.eu
RPooli is bundled with RSB in its full distribution (which also contains a Tomcat web container).
If you chose not to use the full distribution of RSB, you'll need to install RPooli yourself, which is easily done with the RPooli package from deb.openanalytics.eu
RSB should deploy fine on any Java web-container supporting Servlet 2.5.
To ensure an RSB instance is running and can access its default RPooli pool, browse to or curl:
If all is good, RSB should respond: OK
Full Distribution Installation
Simply unzip the distribution Zip archive in your preferred location and ensure the files in the bin directory are executable.