Installing Yeti is pretty straightforward. This procedure was tested on Ubuntu 18.04, but YMMV.

Install dependencies:

$ sudo apt-get install build-essential git python-dev mongodb redis-server libxml2-dev libxslt-dev zlib1g-dev python-virtualenv wkhtmltopdf

Install Yarn:

$ curl -sS | sudo apt-key add -
$ echo "deb stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yarn.list
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install yarn


Activate virtualenv if you want to, then install requirements:

$ cd yeti
$ [sudo] pip install -r requirements.txt
$ yarn install

Create the logging directory:

$ [sudo] mkdir /var/log/yeti
$ [sudo] chown <user> /var/log/yeti

Quick & dirty

Start the web UI (will spawn a HTTP server on http://localhost:5000):

$ ./ webserver

This will only enable the web interface – if you want to use Feeds and Analytics, you’ll be better off starting the workers as well:

$ celery -A core.config.celeryctl.celery_app worker --loglevel=ERROR -Q exports -n exports -Ofair -c 2 --purge
$ celery -A core.config.celeryctl.celery_app worker --loglevel=ERROR -Q feeds -n feeds -Ofair -c 2 --purge
$ celery -A core.config.celeryctl.celery_app worker --loglevel=ERROR -Q analytics -n analytics -Ofair -c 2 --purge
$ celery -A core.config.celeryctl.celery_app worker --loglevel=ERROR -Q oneshot -n oneshot -c 2 --purge
$ celery -A core.config.celeryctl beat -S core.scheduling.Scheduler --loglevel=ERROR

Or, to bootstrap a production use instance of Yeti on Ubuntu 16.04 (without the Redis tweaks), everyone’s favorite command:

$ curl | sudo /bin/bash

There is also support for other platforms:

  • CentOS: extras/

Production use

For production use, it may be better to daemonize Yeti and tweak redis for performance.

Install nginx and uwsgi:

$ sudo apt-get install nginx uwsgi

Optimize redis

Some optimizations for redis (taken from here):

Add the following lines in /etc/sysctl.conf:

# redis tweak
vm.overcommit_memory = 1

Add the following lines in /etc/rc.local:

# disable transparent huge pages (redis tweak)
See here for details:
# increase max connections
echo 65535 > /proc/sys/net/core/somaxconn or (sysctl -w net.core.somaxconn=65535)
exit 0

Install systemd services

Copy all files in extras/systemd/* to /lib/systemd/system/. If you’d rather have the web content served through nginx (recommended for production), copy yeti_uwsgi.service, otherwise, you’ll be fine with yeti_web.service.

Enable the scripts with:

$ sudo systemctl enable yeti_<SERVICENAME>.service

And start with:

$ sudo systemctl start yeti_<SERVICENAME>.service

systemd protips:

$ sudo service yeti_web start|stop|restart
$ sudo systemctl start|status|stop yeti_web

To enable the systemd scripts once you’ve installed them:

sudo systemctl enable yeti_web

If you’re running nginx, add the following configuration to one of the nginx server directives:

server {
    listen 80;
    server_name yeti;

    location / {
        include uwsgi_params;

Replace the listen and server_name directives as you see fit.

Keeping Yeti up-to-date

Keeping Yeti up-to-date is not that hard. You just need to cd into the directory and git pull. In some cases, the database schema might change a bit, and we always recommend running:

$ ./ syncdb

before restarting Yeti. Note that Yeti will automatically check if its code and databases are not synchronized and will apply migrations automatically when the webserver is launched.