>I'm running OpenACS on FreeBSD 4.7, and my recommandation is to
>compile what you need from source, even if it may seem 'messy'.
i agree. meanwhile i've upgraded the system to 4.7... had been meaning to anyway
>You will need gmake and libxml2, and those can be installed though
>the ports collection.
i hoped as much, thanks for confirming that.
>PG 7.2.4 'just compiles' when using gmake, as per the
yes, i can confirm that, meanwhile ;)
>aolserver3.3ad13-oacs1-beta-src.tar.gz needs a few tweaks,
> as some BSD specific changes are no longer needed (for 4.7).
> You may need them for 4.5.
thanks for the tips. that's exactly where i'm stuck at the moment. i'm sure i'll get back to you on your offer for freebsd specific help!
n.b. this is just a test-setup using an old 200 mhz pentium. after that i'm planning to deploy it on two different 'real world' freebsd 4.7 systems and will write a "walkthrough" for installing openacs 4.6 on freebsd 4.7 (the day i'm finished with that, i'm sure freebsd 4.8 and openacs 4.7 will be released *g*)