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Install OpenACS on debian unstable / Ubuntu 7.10

There are now debian packages for all OpenACS requirements, and OpenACS (.LRN) itself.

See The debian wiki page

The rest of this page is superseded by the debian wiki page.

You can also use the en:OpenACSDebianInstallGuide quicksheet.

Install tcl 8.4

apt-get install tcl8.4 tcl8.4-dev tcl8.4-doc

Install PostgreSQL 8.2

(from ubuntu repository or debian etch) for PG 8.2 I had to add this line to the /etc/apt/sources.list (under debian etch) 

deb etch-backports main contrib non-free 

Install with apt

apt-get install postgresql-8.2 postgresql-client postgresql-dev postgresql-doc 
under debian-etch I did this to avoid downloading some 7.4-packages
apt-get install postgresql-8.2 postgresql-client-8.2 postgresql-dev postgresql-doc-8.2 

Config the postgresql 8.x

add_missing_from = on
regex_flavor = extended
default_with_oids = on
On debian you could need to change the postgresql port number to 5432, see /etc/postgresql/8.2/main/postgresql.conf

Create the database


su postgres -c "/usr/lib/postgresql/8.2/bin/createlang plpgsql template1"
su postgres -c "createuser service"

Shall the new user be allowed to create
    databases? (y/n) y
  Shall the new user be allowed to create
    more new users? (y/n) y
su postgres -c "createdb -E UNICODE service"

Install AOLserver

(AOLserver 4.5 for now only from debian unstable)
# Note: on ubuntu maybe more better install AOLserver 4.0 and you can download it from debian stable
  1. Add the next lines to /etc/apt/sources.list
    deb stable main contrib non-free
    deb stable/non-US main contrib non-free
    deb stable/updates main contrib non-free
  2. Update
    apt-get update
    # If you have any trouble with gpg keys, then you must read:

  3. Install wit apt

    apt-get install -t unstable aolserver4 aolserver4-nscache aolserver4-nsopenssl aolserver4-nspostgres aolserver4-nssha1 aolserver4-dev aolserver4-doc daemontools-installer cvs

    *note: unpack the https.gz from aolserver4-nsopenssl and copy it over to the tcl directory of aolserver4, if not the api with https such as ns_httpspost will not be available.

    https.gz is normally found at /usr/share/doc/aolserver4-nsopenssl/examples/

    The tcl directory for aolserver4 is normally found at /usr/lib/aolserver4/modules/tcl/

  4. Install tdom from cvs
    # Sometimes is down, if you have problems you can download with
    cd /usr/lib/aolserver4
    sudo ln -s /usr/include/aolserver4 include
    mkdir /usr/local/src/aolserver4
    cd /usr/local/src/aolserver4
    sudo cvs -z3 co tdom
    cd tdom/unix
    ../configure --enable-threads --disable-tdomalloc --with-aolserver=/usr/lib/aolserver4 --prefix=/usr/lib/aolserver4 --with-tcl=/usr/lib/tcl8.4
    sudo make install
  5. Install XOTcl
    cd /usr/local/src
    sudo wget
    sudo tar xvfz xotcl-1.6.7.tar.gz
    cd xotcl-1.6.7/
    export CC=gcc
    sudo ./configure --enable-threads --enable-symbols --prefix=/usr/lib/aolserver4 --exec-prefix=/usr/lib/aolserver4 --with-tcl=/usr/lib/tcl8.4
    sudo make
    sudo make install-aol
  6. Install TclLib
    cd /usr/local/src
    sudo wget
    sudo tar xvzf tcllib-1.10.tar.gz
    cd tcllib-1.10
    sudo ./configure --prefix=/usr/lib/aolserver4
    sudo make install

Download and config OpenACS 5.4

  1. Create the directory where we can install OpenACS
    adduser service
    su - service
    mkdir aolserver
    cd aolserver
  2. Copy the two config files aolserver.nsadmin and nsadmin.tcl there:
  3. Change nsadmin to service
    mv aolserver.nsadmin aolserver.service
    mv nsadmin.tcl service.tcl

    sed -i "s/nsadmin/service/g" aolserver.service service.tcl
  4. Download OpenACS from cvs
    cvs -z3 -d co -r oacs-5-4 openacs-4
    mv openacs-4 service
    chmod 774 aolserver.service

     # create log directory (if needed)

    mkdir service/log 
  5. Start AOLserver
    ./aolserver.service start
    Some minutes after that, it must be runing on http://localhost:8000
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