Archivematica Storage Service 0.21.1 is our latest release.

Manually installing the Storage Service

This page describes how to install the Storage Service manually; however, most users install from Ansible or packages. Please see the Archivematica general installation documentation for instructions on installing both Archivematica and the Storage Service from Ansible or packages.

This app is designed to run in Python 3.9.

In Ubuntu 22.04 you can install Python 3.9 using the deadsnakes ppa

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:deadsnakes/ppa
sudo apt-get install python3.9

Install dependencies (if they are not already installed)

sudo apt-get install -y \
    build-essential \
    gcc \
    git \
    gettext \
    gnupg1 \
    libffi-dev \
    libldap2-dev \
    libmysqlclient-dev \
    libsasl2-dev \
    libssl-dev \
    libxml2-dev \
    libxslt1-dev \
    libz-dev \
    nginx \
    p7zip-full \
    python3.9-dev \
    python3.9-venv \
    rclone \
    rng-tools-debian \
    rsync \

Create and configure the virtualenv, and add source code.

python3.9 -m venv $HOME/ss-venv
source $HOME/ss-venv/bin/activate
git clone --branch stable/0.21.x
cd archivematica-storage-service
pip install -r requirements.txt

You should now have a virtual environment, with its own isolated Python interpreter, and a Django project in the storage_service subdirectory.

If you plan on doing development work on the Storage Service, it’s recommended you use the Docker Compose based development environment.

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