Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: OpenACS is not working.

Posted by Antonio Pisano on
Mattia, I've bumped my head a lot on openacs installed by Debian packages and really, it's not worth the effort. It's not that they don't work, they somehow do, but there is a lot of tweaking needed to have a properly configured instance, so that the main purpose of the package is nullified. Also, you are getting software like 5 years old now and sometimes this is noticeable.

As Gustaf suggested, try installation scripts found at

They assume Debian/Ubuntu as distro, so they should be perfectly suitable to your requirements, and they are also very easy to use.

For assistance you can ask here and I will gladly help you.


Posted by Mattia Righetti on
The problem is that with those scripts, OpenACS is installed in a strange way, perhaps because of NaviServer (that I've never used). For example it creates a user 'nsadmin' and the OpenACS directory is in /var/www/.
I always used to install OpenACS in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (and I've never used to have big problems) but now I can install on my VPS only Ubuntu 12 or 13.