OpenACS Reference Platform
These are the defaults we create and use during the standard installation process, in helper scripts and other places. None of these locations are set in stone - they're simply the values that we've chosen.
Default directories for a standard install
Some instructions provide cut and paste conveniences
In order for some copy and paste instructions to work in your bash shell, you must set the environment variable $OPENACS_SERVICE_NAME. Add this line to your .bashrc or .profile_bash file to set the environment variable for a specific user:
To set it globally so that it works for any new users or special service users you may create, add the above line to the file /etc/profile
$OPENACS_SERVICE_NAME is set to the value of service0 on a default install. Change service0 to a word that better represents your project. The other values we recommend you leave unchanged unless you have a reason to change them.
A service name ($OPENACS_SERVICE_NAME) should be a single word, letters and numbers only. If the name of your site is one word, that would be a good choice. For example "$OPENACS_SERVICE_NAME" might be the service name for the OPENACS_SERVICE_NAME.net website.
Some discussion that lead to these default values: http://openacs.org/forums/message-view?message_id=82934