[OPEN-ILS-DEV] Evergreen installation problems

rmcdaniel at indata.us rmcdaniel at indata.us
Thu Feb 14 11:20:55 EST 2008


Which version of Debian do you recommend??? 

rmcdaniel at indata.us

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-DEV] Evergreen installation problems
From: John Schmidt <jas at xmission.com>
Date: Thu, February 14, 2008 9:44 am
To: open-ils-dev at list.georgialibraries.org

On Thursday 14 February 2008, Keith Kelley wrote:
> I'm using Redhat's Fedora Core, because we use Redhat Enterpise for
> production servers. I don't really relish the idea of starting over
> with an operating system I wouldn't use in production.


I would recommend that you use Debian for right now just to get your
feet wet 
and avoid the pain of trying to get all of the dependencies resolved 
yourself. My script pulls in all of the dependencies you need plus
all of the config files to get a basic Evergreen install working. 

The evergreen install has a bunch of dependencies that need to be
appropriately. If anything is not done correctly, you will get errors in

non-obvious places. 

If you would be willing to set up a test Debian box, I would be more
happy to work with you to get it installed. It is my experience that it 
takes about 15-20 minutes using my scripts provided you have a bit of 
experience with system administration.

I would be more than happy to call you and talk through any issues. I do
run RedHat. I left the RPM world long ago when I had numerous
(x86, m68K, ppc,mips) that I maintained and needed a consistent OS.
was the only one to provide that. The thing that I like about Debian is
number of packages that are provided. I compile well over half a million

lines of c++ code every day for my day job and the last thing I want to
do is 
to futz around compiling a bunch of packages to do an install. Debian
it easy to install evergreen by satisfying the vast majority of

You can contact me offline if you would like.

John Schmidt
jas at xmission.com

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