Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to OpenACS on Win2K

Posted by Pascal Scheffers on
Ah, 't is not pretty - but it works.

You can see a running OpenACS system on Windows 2000 @ Getting it to run needs some serious massaging of the configuration files, moving tcl libraries, etc. I have no idea for how long it will live without a crash. The windows 2000 box is behind a firewall, so the :8080 is actually a reverse SSH tunnel to my machine. The tunnel runs over an 128Kbit line, so please don't /. me :)


  • Windows 2000 professional SP1
  • Cygwin - unix like windows environmen
  • Postgres 7.1-Cygwin (precompiled version that comes with Cygwin)
  • AOLServer 3.2+ad12 from aD
  • Latest AOLServer postgres driver from CVS, compiled against the DLL version of win32-libpq
  • OpenACS 3.2.5 from CVS
  • SSH 2.2 for incomming http tunnel (8080) and outgoing SMTP.
By the looks of it, running OpenACS on Windows 2000 is probably useful for academic purposes only...