Forum OpenACS Development: Re: Re: RFC: automated installer

Posted by Derek Carter on
the name change is trivial... it could be named anything.

I really like the idea of the interactive init script.

the reason I suggested /srv/openacs/ was just to be LSB v1.3 compliant as /var/lib/aolserver is LSB v1.2

but yeah the idea of being able to specify the directory will make those who like to super-customize happy as well.

Posted by Derek Carter on
ok hows about a hybrid installer?

openACS gurus could just drop in the needed switches like this:

# openacs-init -d /some/random/dir -u username -g groupname -h localhost:8000 ...

that command would just do the install, populate the needed directories, create the database user, shell user, database etc.
and the new users/noobies could just run:

# openacs-init

And they would be walked through all the questions interactively with all the defaults shown. Then everything would be done.