Install OpenACS on Linux
The following pre-packaged installations for OpenACS and .LRN under Linux are available:
OpenACS and .LRN can be installed certainly as well from scratch using the guidelines for stepwise installation of all necessary components.
In general, OpenACS and its components works very well under Linux. It is used in many large installation with up to 10 million hits per day. For most applications, the systems runs nicely with a wide range of versions of Linux and its components. Due to some library changes in some Linux versions (especially in the native Linux thread installations), some precautions might be necessary. In case of problems on sites with high loads (e.g. server hangs) we recommend the following versions
- Linux Kernel <2.6.9 or better, >2.6.25
- NTPL >= 2.7
- gcc >= 4.2
- Tcl libthread should be > 2.6.5 (including changes from 2008-05-22)