[Koha] Help with installation on fedora 8 [and SunOS or Solaris?] (re-send)
r.mahoney at iconz.co.nz
Fri May 2 11:39:24 NZST 2008
[re-sent as yesterday morning's message hasn't yet appeared]
On Thu, 2008-05-01 at 03:50, Joshua Ferraro wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 11:29 AM, BWS Johnson
> > He didn't say otherwise, Josh. He *complimented* the developers,
> > tend to think is a great attitude. :)
> > Installation issues - particularly with this problem - are not an
> > complaint in the least - it's a pain to install, plain and simple.
> > dependencies ought to be bundled together to make this a one, two,
> > process. If it's the case that LibLime doesn't want to make for an
> > installation for financial interests, that's fine. But Fedora is not
> > strange distro in the least, nor is the complaint that it's too hard
> > install far afield.
> Well, we wrote both the installer and the INSTALL and INSTALL.debian
> files, and that was work that we contributed without any client
> sponsorship. Our goal has been to make the installation process as
> easy as possible, we have no financial interest in making it hard.
> Koha is brain-dead easy to install on Debian, there's a step by step
> guide available here, written by yours truly:
> As far as bundling the dependencies, that steps beyond our (LibLime)
> domain of knowledge, and we don't have the resources to devote to it
> -- even for Debian, hough some have talked about it, and I think it's
> a wonderful idea.
> Fedora isn't a strange distro, I totally agree; but we (LibLime) don't
> use it, and we don't know how to install Koha on it, so we would be
> much use contributing a document or bundling of the dependencies on
> Anyone on the list (or the dev list which I've CCed) have experience
> and interest in contributing packages for Debian, RHEL, Fedora,
> Mandriva, Gentoo, or any other distros?
Scanning the mail archives makes it clear that many users find Koha
installation and configuration non-trivial. But what surprises me in
all this is the apparent preference for specific Linux distros. What
seems to be lacking -- and I find this hard to understand -- is
interest in and support for Koha on SunOS or Solaris.
I can't explain why this should be the case, given that Solaris has for
so long been the ILS platform of choice for so many institutions.
The other day I mentioned that I had been having trouble installing
Net-Z3950-ZOOM-1.21 under Solaris 10 (an issue still unresolved):
Subject: [Koha] Koha-3.00.00-beta | Solaris 10 | Net-Z3950-ZOOM-1.21 |
Test suite failure
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2008 09:11:34 +1200
In answer, I received only one reply. While I was grateful for the
comments received, I was left wondering just how many of the list
readers are actually using Koha on serious heavily loaded enterprise
systems. How many Koha on Sun readers are out there?
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