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If ever you have problem while installing Hemera or third-party tools, check the Troubleshooting page.
If you don't find solution, post a request on the Help Forum.

This page gives information to install Hemera from scratch, if you already have an Hemera version, you should consider upgrading it.

Prepare a Workspace

You should begin preparing a workspace with enough space.
Let's call it HEMERA_ROOT_PATH.

Hemera is compounded of several projects:

  • Hemera: the main project
  • HemeraThirdParty: (since v0.2) third-party structure project (where you will install third-party tools)
  • HemeraTests: containing various tests scripts
  • HemeraWebModule: (since v0.2) the Web Service Module project
  • HemeraSamples: some samples (not included in binary version)
  • various tools project

Get Hemera

Hemera user

You can download Hemera binaries from the SourceForge project site:

  • enter the directory of the version you want
  • download the Hemera-vX.Y.tgz tarball (X.Y corresponding to the version)
  • uncompress it in HEMERA_ROOT_PATH

Hemera developer/contributor


Update Operating System

To setup Hemera, you must launch the following script with an user having enough privileges, or using sudo (or root user):



sudo HEMERA_ROOT_PATH/Hemera/scripts/setupHemera.sh

Setup will:

  • create a sysconfig file defining the installation directory
  • create a profile file adding Hemera main script directories to PATH environment variable


To help configuring the whole of Hemera, a global configuration file system has been created.
For paths, you should read Binary and Library paths configuration first.

since v0.2

Create a configuration file, in your home directory, from the provided sample:

mkdir -p $HOME/.hemera
cp HEMERA_ROOT_PATH/Hemera/config/hemera.conf.sample $HOME/.hemera/hemera.conf


Copy HEMERA_ROOT_PATH/Hemera/config/hemera.conf.sample to HEMERA_ROOT_PATH/Hemera/config/hemera.conf and adapt it to your configuration.
IMPORTANT: in this version, relative path are prefixed by HEMERA_ROOT_PATH/Hemera (meaning the thirdParty sub-directory must be specified)

Third-Party tools availability

See Install third-party tools.
Each third-party tool binary path, and data file path are checked when using corresponding core module.
A specific error message will be given in case of failure.