Installation

  Veripress

Windows Installation

  • Download the Veripress Windows Installer file.
  • Double-click the veripress_8_1_01_windows_64bit.msi file to begin installation.
  • Follow any onscreen instructions to continue. The installer will install additional Windows components if required.

Note: The Windows (.msi) file installs both the Veripress Server and Serendipity Client.

Once the software has been installed, it is important to Run the Server application and download any updates.

  • Run the Veripress Server application. Double-click the desktop shortcut icon, or open the file from the installation directory/bin folder.
  • When the Server window appears, go to the Help menu > Check for Updates option.
  • If updates are available, follow any onscreen instructions to continue.
  • Quit and restart the Server application when you are ready to use the software.

Installing the Stand-alone Serendipity Client (for Windows)

If additional computers on your network require access to Veripress, the stand-alone Serendipity Client can be installed on those machines.
Download the Serendipity Client installer/s appropriate to the operating system of the additional machine/s.

To install the Client:

  • Download the Serendipity Client Windows Installer file.
  • Double-click the serendipity_client_8_1_01_windows_64bit.msi file to begin installation.
  • Follow any onscreen instructions to continue. The installer will install additional Windows components if required, and place a Serendipity Client icon on the Desktop.

macOS Installation

  • Download the .zip file containing the Veripress macOS Installer package.
  • Unzip the folder then double-click the Veripress.pkg file to begin installation.
  • Follow any instructions to continue.

Note: The macOS Installer Package (.pkg) installs both the Veripress Server and Serendipity Client.


Important Note for macOS Apple Silicon (ARM) Machine Users

Many spectrophotometer drivers have yet to be updated by their manufacturers to be compatible with ARM architecture. As such, users will find that these device drivers are unavailable if Veripress is run in its default mode on an Apple silicon (ARM-based) Mac.

Users installing on Apple silicon Macs will need to run Veripress in 'Rosetta' Intel emulation mode to maintain access to these device drivers.

Before running the product Server or Serendipity Client, follow the steps below to enable Rosetta mode for your software:

  • Open a Finder window.
  • Navigate to the Applications/Serendipity/Veripress folder.
  • Highlight the Serendipity Client application and select CMD+I or right-click and select Get Info from the menu.
  • Tick the checkbox to enable Open Using Rosetta mode.
  • Repeat the above steps for the Serendipity Veripress application if necessary.

Once the software has been installed, it is important to Run the Server application and download any updates

  • Run the Veripress Server application. Double-click the desktop shortcut icon, or open the file from the installation directory/bin folder.
  • When the Server window appears, go to the Help menu > Check for Updates option.
  • If updates are available, follow any onscreen instructions to continue.
  • Quit and restart the Server application when you are ready to use the software.

Installing the Stand-alone Serendipity Client (for macOS)

If additional computers on your network require access to Veripress, the stand-alone Serendipity Client can be installed on those machines.
Download the Serendipity Client installer/s appropriate to the operating system of the additional machine/s.

To install the Client:

  • Download the Serendipity Client macOS zip file.
  • Unzip the serendipity_client_8_1_01_macosx.zip file.
  • Double-click the Serendipity Client.pkg file to begin installation.
  • Follow any instructions to continue.

Linux Installation

Fedora, Redhat or CentOs Installations

  • Download the appropriate file for your operating system from our Downloads page.
  • Double-click the file to open and start the installer.
  • Once installed, any user login accounts that will be using Veripress need to be added to “serendipity” group. Open a Terminal window. At the prompt type the following command:
    • sudo gpasswd --add username serendipity
  • For the new serendipity group user/s to be applied, it is now necessary to log out and back in.

Once the software has been installed, it is important to Run the Server application and download any updates

  • Run the Veripress Server application. Double-click the desktop shortcut icon, or open the file from the installation directory/bin folder.
  • When the Server window appears, go to the Help menu > Check for Updates option.
  • If updates are available, follow any onscreen instructions to continue.
  • Quit and restart the Server application when you are ready to use the software.

Alternatively (Install via Terminal):

  • Open a terminal window. At the prompt type the following command:
    • Fedora: sudo dnf install ./veripress-8.1.01-1.x86_64.rpm
    • Redhat: sudo dnf install ./veripress-8.1.01-1.x86_64.rpm
    • CentOS: sudo yum install ./veripress-8.1.01-1.x86_64.rpm
    • Enter "Y" at the prompt to install the package.
  • Once installed, any user login accounts that will be using Veripress need to be added to “serendipity” group. Open a Terminal window. At the prompt type the following command:
    • sudo gpasswd --add username serendipity
  • For the new serendipity group user/s to be applied, it is now necessary to log out and back in.

Ubuntu or Debian Installations

  • Download the appropriate file for your operating system from our Downloads page.
  • Double-click the file to open and start the installer.
  • Once installed, any user login accounts that will be using Veripress need to be added to “serendipity” group. Open a Terminal window. At the prompt type the following command:
    • Ubuntu: sudo gpasswd -add username serendipity
    • Debian: su-
    • gpasswd -add username serendipity
  • For the new serendipity group user/s to be applied, it is now necessary to log out and back in.

Once the software has been installed, it is important to Run the Server application and download any updates

  • Run the Veripress Server application. Double-click the desktop shortcut icon, or open the file from the installation directory/bin folder.
  • When the Server window appears, go to the Help menu > Check for Updates option.
  • If updates are available, follow any onscreen instructions to continue.
  • Quit and restart the Server application when you are ready to use the software.

Alternatively (Install via Terminal):

  • Open a terminal window. At the prompt type the following command:
    • Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install ./veripress_8.1.01-1_amd64.deb
    • Debian: su-
    • apt-get install ./veripress_8.1.01-1_amd64.deb
    • Enter "Y" at the prompt to install the package.
  • Once installed, any user login accounts that will be using Veripress need to be added to “serendipity” group. Open a Terminal window. At the prompt type the following command:
    • Ubuntu: sudo gpasswd -add username serendipity
    • Debian: su-
    • gpasswd -add username serendipity
  • For the new serendipity group user/s to be applied, it is now necessary to log out and back in.

Installing the Stand-alone Serendipity Client (for Linux)

If additional computers on your network require access to Veripress, the stand-alone Serendipity Client can be installed on those machines.
Download the Serendipity Client installer/s appropriate to the operating system of the additional machine/s.

To install the Client:

  • Download the Stand-alone Client installer package.
  • Double-click the file to open and start the installer.
  • Stand-alone Serendipity Client user logins do NOT need to be added to a group as per the Veripress installation instructions above.

Alternatively (Install via Terminal):

  • Open a terminal window. At the prompt type the following command:
    • Fedora: sudo dnf install ./serendipity-client-8.1.01-1.x86_64.rpm
    • Redhat: sudo dnf install ./serendipity-client-8.1.01-1.x86_64.rpm
    • CentOS: sudo yum install ./serendipity-client-8.1.01-1.x86_64.rpm
    • Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install ./serendipity-client_8.1.01-1_amd64.deb
    • Debian: su-
    • apt-get install ./serendipity-client_8.1.01-1_amd64.deb
    • Enter "Y" at the prompt to install the package.
  • Stand-alone Serendipity Client user logins do NOT need to be added to a group as per the Veripress installation instructions above.