Tirex/Building and Installing
Tirex is available from the Github repository at https://github.com/geofabrik/tirex
Currently you have to install from source or build your own Debian/Ubuntu packages as there are no ready-made packages available.
You'll need the following Perl modules to run Tirex:
|Perl module||Debian/Ubuntu package||Fedora package|
You'll need a C++ compiler and build tools to compile the Mapnik backend.
To build Tirex run
in the main directory. This will compile the mapnik backend and create the man pages for the Perl modules.
Call make clean to cleanup after a make.
If you want to create Debian/Ubuntu packages and install them, jump to #Debian/Ubuntu. Otherwise for normal installation call
as root user. This will install the main parts of Tirex including the tirex-master, tirex-backend-manager and the Mapnik backend.
This will not install the example map, or the munin or nagios plugins. To install those, call
make install-example-map make install-munin make install-nagios
respectively. You can also install everything with
To create Debian/Ubuntu packages you need some packages installed:
sudo apt install devscripts libjson-perl libipc-sharelite-perl libgd-perl
For creating the deb-packages, call:
The following packages will be created in the parent directory:
|tirex-core||Core of the Tirex system including master, backend-manager, several tools, Perl libraries, example config, and test rendering backend|
|tirex-backend-mapnik||The Mapnik rendering backend|
|tirex-backend-mapserver||The Mapserver rendering backend|
|tirex-backend-openseamap||The OpenSeaMap rendering backend|
|tirex-backend-wms||The WMS rendering backend|
|tirex-example-map||Example map data and config for the Mapnik rendering backend|
|tirex-syncd||Program to sync newly rendered tiles to another host|
All backends are optional but you need to have at least one installed.
For installing the packages call
sudo dpkg -i tirex-core.deb
To clean the deb files after generation, call make deb-clean.
Tirex User and Group
All parts of the Tirex system expect to be run under a normal user ID, not root. You should create a tirex user and group on your system for this. The Debian/Ubuntu packages will do it for you. This user needs write access to the tile, statistics, and log directories as well as the pid files (typically under /var/lib/tirex, /var/log/tirex, and /var/run/tirex).
Call prove in the main directory to run Perl unit tests. You need Test::More (Debian/Ubuntu: libtest-simple-perl) and Test::Harness (Debian/Ubuntu: libtest-harness-perl) installed.
There are some other tests in the test directory. See the description at the beginning of the scripts for information on how to use them.