This page contains guides for installing various software inside the AXIOM Beta that is not part of the AXIOM Beta firmware by default currently. It might find its way into the default firmware in the future though.
Note that the webserver is already installed by default in AXIOM Beta Firmware Version 2.0. The following guide is legacy information for Firmware 1.0:
Make sure the AXIOM Beta is connected to the internet and then on the commandline run:
Update mirrors database:
pacman -S lighttpd php php-cgi
Start the webservice:
systemctl start lighttpd
Write any pending changes to the file system:
This follows the guide on the lighttpd archlinux wiki page: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/lighttpd
mkdir /etc/lighttpd/conf.d/ nano /etc/lighttpd/conf.d/cgi.conf
... and place the following content in the file:
server.modules += ( "mod_cgi" ) cgi.assign = ( ".pl" => "/usr/bin/perl", ".cgi" => "/usr/bin/perl", ".rb" => "/usr/bin/ruby", ".erb" => "/usr/bin/eruby", ".py" => "/usr/bin/python", ".php" => "/usr/bin/php-cgi" ) index-file.names += ( "index.pl", "default.pl", "index.rb", "default.rb", "index.erb", "default.erb", "index.py", "default.py", "index.php", "default.php" )
For PHP scripts you will need to make sure the following is set in /etc/php/php.ini
cgi.fix_pathinfo = 1
In your Lighttpd configuration file, /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf add:
... create a new configuration file /etc/lighttpd/conf.d/fastcgi.conf
# Make sure to install php and php-cgi. See: # https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fastcgi_and_lighttpd#PHP server.modules += ("mod_fastcgi") # FCGI server # =========== # # Configure a FastCGI server which handles PHP requests. # index-file.names += ("index.php") fastcgi.server = ( # Load-balance requests for this path... ".php" => ( # ... among the following FastCGI servers. The string naming each # server is just a label used in the logs to identify the server. "localhost" => ( "bin-path" => "/usr/bin/php-cgi", "socket" => "/tmp/php-fastcgi.sock", # breaks SCRIPT_FILENAME in a way that PHP can extract PATH_INFO # from it "broken-scriptfilename" => "enable", # Launch (max-procs + (max-procs * PHP_FCGI_CHILDREN)) procs, where # max-procs are "watchers" and the rest are "workers". See: # https://redmine.lighttpd.net/projects/1/wiki/frequentlyaskedquestions#How-many-php-CGI-processes-will-lighttpd-spawn "max-procs" => 4, # default value "bin-environment" => ( "PHP_FCGI_CHILDREN" => "1" # default value ) ) ) )
Make lighttpd use the new configuration file /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf
systemctl restart lighttpd
To test php create a file: /srv/http/index.php with content:
<?php phpinfo(); ?>
... and open this IP address of your AXIOM Beta in a browser, if you see the php info status page everything worked successfully.
Note this Web GUI software is outdated and should not be used anymore, new version is in development, keeping documentation for reference.
Download this repository:
Edit /etc/sudoers files:
under the line:
root ALL=(ALL) ALL
http ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL
This allows the http user to do anything with the system so it can be considered a security vulnerability - but for development this should not be an issue, later on we will define the http priviledges more securely.
For testing sudoers:
sudo -u http sudo whoami
... if it returns "root" then you are all set.
This should provide you with a working web-based GUI.
Note: lighttpd does not start automatically when the AXIOM Beta boots, this still needs to be configured:
systemctl enable lighttpd
Warning: Opening any websites that read image sensor registers before initializing the image sensor (kick_manual.sh) will freeze/crash the camera.
Update all package definitions and the database from the Internet:
Warning: Careful with upgrading existing packages. For example the Kernel used in the AXIOM Beta is custom developed - if you upgrade Arch Linux to the latest off-the-shelf Kernel you will BRICK your camera firmware.
Install lighttp webserver on the Beta:
pacman -S lighttpd
Install PHP on the Beta:
pacman -S php php-cgi
Follow these instructions: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/lighttpd#PHP
Start the webserver:
systemctl start lighttpd