Installation instructions

This lists the steps you should only have to do once on the initial install. Before starting, check to make sure you meet the minimum requirements listed on the downloading page.

Quick start

  1. download and unpack source code.
  2. cd into source directory.
  3. copy inventory/ to inventory/ and modify settings at top. In particular you must change the LDAP settings or nothing will work.
  4. Update inventory/rundemo with path to django from subversion. Note: when setting up the database, django will ask you if you want to setup an admin user. This is a good thing. However it will also ask you for a password - this password is not used as Lintory uses LDAP for authentication.
  5. Run inventory/rundemo:

    inventory/rundemo runserver

Long term setup

This setup is not idea for production use. The ideal is to use a real webserver in some fashion. See Django documentation for details.

You will need to put the lintory directory in your python search path somehow.

Windows client computers

  1. Download Win32 version of curl from Get a version with SSL support.
  2. Extract *.exe and *.dll files and put into scripts directory.
  3. Export scripts directory and make available to Windows clients, eg. via Samba.
  4. Update scripts/windows/get_and_upload.cmd. In particular, the LUTILS line will need to be updated, and the parameters to curl will need adjusting.
  5. The script you just edited just runs get_lintory.vbs, writes the results to a file, and then uses a HTTP PUT request to send them to the server. Using https is recommended for increased security - you can be sure you are sending the data to the corrrect server).
  6. Run this script. Or put script in domain login, to have it execute automatically on login.


It is a good idea to run lintory/import perodically, either manually, or by cron job. This will automatically import any computers that haven't been imported. Then check the data section on the website - errors will be logged here.


For day-to-day usage instructions, see usage