[OPEN-ILS-DEV] Evergreen installation problems

John Fink john.fink at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 11:28:09 EST 2008

I've used Debian 4.0r2 install discs for all my EG installs.  I think it's a
bit out of date, but apt-get solves that nicely.

You can get Debian CD images from here: http://www.debian.org/CD/


On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 11:20 AM, <rmcdaniel at indata.us> wrote:

> John,
> Which version of Debian do you recommend???
> Ron
> 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.
> >
> Keith,
> 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
> massages
> all of the config files to get a basic Evergreen install working.
> The evergreen install has a bunch of dependencies that need to be
> configured
> 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
> than
> 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
> not
> run RedHat. I left the RPM world long ago when I had numerous
> architectures
> (x86, m68K, ppc,mips) that I maintained and needed a consistent OS.
> Debian
> was the only one to provide that. The thing that I like about Debian is
> the
> 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
> makes
> it easy to install evergreen by satisfying the vast majority of
> dependencies.
> You can contact me offline if you would like.
> John Schmidt
> jas at xmission.com

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