[Koha] Re: Koha on Ubuntu install guide
alex at king.net.nz
Sat Sep 23 16:10:49 NZST 2006
The best way to make Koha an easy install for Ubuntu, rather than
producing an ad-hock CD, would be to get it integrated into Debian.
Once it is integrated into Debian, installing a basic Koha system would
be a simple one line command. Ubuntu base their system on Debian, so
after the next Ubuntu release installing on an Ubuntu system would be
just as easy.
To integrate Koha into Debian, Koha needs to be packaged by someone.
There was previous interest in this
(http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=186958) but it never
got anywhere. I would very much like to see Koha packaged for Debian,
and I'm willing to do some work on it.
Is anyone else interested in helping with this effort? The steps would
roughly be packaging it for Debian, testing the package, and getting an
official Debian Developer to sponsor it. I have some experience with
Debian packaging but I'm not an official Debian Developer.
We will have to move quickly if we want it to go into the next official
Debian release, scheduled for December. The release schedule I saw
(http://lwn.net/Articles/185565/) puts the "freeze" at October 16th,
which means we have to have it all ready before then.
I've recently been through the process of installing Koha 2.2.5 on an
Etch (Debian testing) computer. I believe it will be relatively
straightforward to produce a Debian package.
Matthew Metzger wrote:
> I imagine that my guide could be turned into an installation script by
> someone with more experience than I have.
> BWS Johnson wrote:
> > Awesome, thanks a heap! I think we would see a lot more people running
> > Koha if they only needed to put in two CDs and very little effort.
> > Ubuntu installs very smoothly, and I'd love to see a CD for Koha that
> > installs just as smoothly as Ubuntu.
>> >I've installed Koha 2.2.5 on Ubuntu server 6.06
>> >Many people have had trouble with installing on this operating system
>> >and I couldn't find many documents on the web concerning koha on
>> >So here is a link to a guide that I wrote as I completed the install:
>> >I'll be adding some details and making it read better as I have time.
>> Brooke @ Hinsdale MA
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