Jesse Weaver | 1 May 02:29 2008

Possible patch for Koha 2.2.9 expiry date problems

Attached is a patch for C4/Date.pm.

This _should_ fix the expiry problem; please let me know if it works.

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Attachment (date.patch): text/x-patch, 834 bytes
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Joshua Ferraro | 1 May 02:53 2008

Re: Help with installation on fedora 8

On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 11:50 AM, Joshua Ferraro <jmf@...> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 11:29 AM, BWS Johnson
>  <mhelman@...> wrote:
>  >
>  >  Salvete!
>  >
>  >
>  >  >> I was hoping to solve my library problem with an existing application.
>  >  >> It is not a full professional library application that is required here,
>  >  >> but from the experience I have had with working installations I give my
>  >  >> congratulations to developers for a good application. If I was running a
>  >  >> professional full scale library with a dedicated server, then Koha would
>  >  >> be a good choice.
>  >  >>
>  >  >> However I have spent a total of well over 300 hours trying to get an
>  >  >> installation that I am happy with. In hindsight I would have been well
>  >  >> towards an application that would have served my needs if I had put that
>  >  >> time into my own application rather than getting involved in Koha.
>  >  >Well, IMO that's not a particularly helpful attitude; there are a lot
>  >  >of hard-working
>  >  >folks in this community, and we don't happen to know much about your
>  > favorite
>  >  >flavor of LInux. For what it's worth, I just discovered the following
>  >  >French document
>  >  >for how to install Koha on Fedora:
>  >
>  >
>  >  He didn't say otherwise, Josh. He *complimented* the developers, which I
>  > tend to think is a great attitude. :)
>  >  Installation issues - particularly with this problem - are not an unusual
>  > complaint in the least - it's a pain to install, plain and simple. The
>  > dependencies ought to be bundled together to make this a one, two, three
>  > process. If it's the case that LibLime doesn't want to make for an easy
>  > installation for financial interests, that's fine. But Fedora is not a
>  > strange distro in the least, nor is the complaint that it's too hard to
>  > install far afield.
>  Well, we wrote both the installer and the INSTALL and INSTALL.debian
>  files, and that was work that we contributed without any client sponsorship.
>  Our goal has been to make the installation process as easy as possible,
>  we have no financial interest in making it hard.
>
>  Koha is brain-dead easy to install on Debian, there's a step by step guide
>  available here, written by yours truly:
>
>  http://git.koha.org/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=Koha;a=blob;f=INSTALL.debian;h=1c35e8098c561f3f563b9c8f5f7e5844c60cdab5;hb=HEAD
>
>  As far as bundling the dependencies, that steps beyond our (LibLime) domain of
>  knowledge, and we don't have the resources to devote to it -- even for Debian,
>  hough some have talked about it, and I think it's a wonderful idea.
>
>  Fedora isn't a strange distro, I totally agree; but we (LibLime) don't use it,
>  and we don't know how to install Koha on it, so we would be of much use
>  contributing a document or bundling of the dependencies on it.
>
>  Anyone on the list (or the dev list which I've CCed) have experience
>  and interest
>  in contributing packages for Debian, RHEL, Fedora, Mandriva, Gentoo, or any
>  other distros?
I can't vouch for it's accuracy, nor for my translation abilities, but I've
added (with permission) the Fedora 7 installation guide written by
'The Department of Computer and Information Science, Library of the
University Lyon 2, France'

I don't have a Fedora 7 system or other RedHat flavor to try this on, but
perhaps those of you who do will find it helpful:

http://git.koha.org/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=Koha;a=blob;f=INSTALL.fedora7;h=362b7eab620843f7fc775d93aca502490ddfdf9b;hb=HEAD

If you do give it a try, please feel free to submit a patch or email a
revision of the document to the list if there are changes or language
improvements to be made.

Cheers,

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Ken Lomax | 1 May 07:00 2008
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Re: Help with installation on fedora 8

Thanks for the suggestion. It would be useful except that I dont have
the hardware available for this.

I am trying to dechiper the french document and am hoping that my
experience of previous install will allow me to work through a document
in french when I cant read/speak french. However it looks the most
useful lead at the moment

Many thanks to all.

Regards
Ken

On Thu, 2008-05-01 at 14:56 +1200, Mason James wrote:
> oha@...
George Adams | 1 May 17:47 2008
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Forced LIMIT on reports

I was confused why my custom report wasn't showing me what I thought it should.  Running the same query in the MySQL command-line gave me 22 rows, but the equivalent Koha report only showed 20 rows.  Finally, with some MySQL logging and grep'ing, I found this:

/usr/share/koha/lib/C4/Reports.pm
lines 335-340

    # take this line out when in production
    if ($format eq 'csv' or $format eq 'tab'){
        }
    else {
        $sql .= " LIMIT 20";
    }


So, er, could those lines be taken out?  :-)



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Jesse | 1 May 19:45 2008
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Re: [Koha-devel] RFC: alternate borrower IDs

I don't think this would be world-shakingly useful at our public library, but I really like the implementation.

+1

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Richard MAHONEY | 2 May 01:39 2008
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Re: Help with installation on fedora 8 [and SunOS or Solaris?] (re-send)

[re-sent as yesterday morning's message hasn't yet appeared]

Dear Readers,

On Thu, 2008-05-01 at 03:50, Joshua Ferraro wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 11:29 AM, BWS Johnson

> >  He didn't say otherwise, Josh. He *complimented* the developers,
which I
> > tend to think is a great attitude. :)

> >  Installation issues - particularly with this problem - are not an
unusual
> > complaint in the least - it's a pain to install, plain and simple.
The
> > dependencies ought to be bundled together to make this a one, two,
three
> > process. If it's the case that LibLime doesn't want to make for an
easy
> > installation for financial interests, that's fine. But Fedora is not
a
> > strange distro in the least, nor is the complaint that it's too hard
to
> > install far afield.

> Well, we wrote both the installer and the INSTALL and INSTALL.debian
>  files, and that was work that we contributed without any client
>  sponsorship. Our goal has been to make the installation process as
>  easy as possible, we have no financial interest in making it hard.
> 
> Koha is brain-dead easy to install on Debian, there's a step by step
>  guide available here, written by yours truly:
> 
>
http://git.koha.org/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=Koha;a=blob;f=INSTALL.debian;h=1c35e8098c561f3f563b9c8f5f7e5844c60cdab5;hb=HEAD
> 
> As far as bundling the dependencies, that steps beyond our (LibLime)
>  domain of knowledge, and we don't have the resources to devote to it
>  -- even for Debian, hough some have talked about it, and I think it's
>  a wonderful idea.
> 
> Fedora isn't a strange distro, I totally agree; but we (LibLime) don't
>  use it, and we don't know how to install Koha on it, so we would be
of
>  much use contributing a document or bundling of the dependencies on
>  it.
> 
> Anyone on the list (or the dev list which I've CCed) have experience
>  and interest in contributing packages for Debian, RHEL, Fedora,
>  Mandriva, Gentoo, or any other distros?

Scanning the mail archives makes it clear that many users find Koha
installation and configuration non-trivial. But what surprises me in
all this is the apparent preference for specific Linux distros. What
seems to be lacking -- and I find this hard to understand -- is
interest in and support for Koha on SunOS or Solaris.

I can't explain why this should be the case, given that Solaris has for
so long been the ILS platform of choice for so many institutions.

The other day I mentioned that I had been having trouble installing
Net-Z3950-ZOOM-1.21 under Solaris 10 (an issue still unresolved):

 Subject: [Koha] Koha-3.00.00-beta | Solaris 10 | Net-Z3950-ZOOM-1.21 |
  Test suite failure
 Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2008 09:11:34 +1200

In answer, I received only one reply. While I was grateful for the
comments received, I was left wondering just how many of the list
readers are actually using Koha on serious heavily loaded enterprise
systems. How many Koha on Sun readers are out there?

Kind regards,

 Richard MAHONEY

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Ata ur Rehman | 2 May 07:06 2008
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Re: backing up

Please follow the link

http://www.nabble.com/import-data-from-koha-2.2.8-to-2.2.9-to16245711.html#a16245880

Regards,

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On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 5:09 PM, Thomas Clark Wilson
<tom.wilson.87@...> wrote:
> I have been successful in installing the Windows version of KOHA and it runs
> very well. I can export the MARC records to a text file. However, I see no
> mechanism whereby one could reload the records into another version of KOHA
> or into a new installation in the event of a crash.
>  Anyone have any ideas on this?
> Thanks, TW
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Mitchell, Michael | 2 May 14:56 2008

"Software error" on Web page

I spent yesterday trying to get a fresh install of Debian Etch and
Koha3Beta following the instructions maintained by Joshua Ferraro at
http://git.koha.org/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=Koha;a=blob;f=INSTALL.debian;h=
1c35e8098c561f3f563b9c8f5f7e5844c60cdab5;hb=HEAD. After many false
starts I finally got to this point on my web browser when connecting to
both the 80 and 8080 ports. I thought all the cpan/Perl modules had
loaded without error but I guess not. I tried reloading the ZOOM::Z39.50
module but got a bunch of test errors this time. Anybody know what's
wrong here and how I can fix it?--

Software error:
Can't locate ZOOM.pm in  <at> INC ( <at> INC contains: /usr/share/koha/lib
/etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.8.8 /usr/local/share/perl/5.8.8
/usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.8 /usr/share/perl/5.8
/usr/local/lib/site_perl .) at /usr/share/koha/lib/C4/Context.pm line
59.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/share/koha/lib/C4/Context.pm
line 59.
Compilation failed in require at /usr/share/koha/lib/C4/Auth.pm line 29.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/share/koha/lib/C4/Auth.pm line
29.
Compilation failed in require at
/usr/share/koha/opac/cgi-bin/opac/opac-main.pl line 22.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at
/usr/share/koha/opac/cgi-bin/opac/opac-main.pl line 22.

CGI::Carp 

Michael Mitchell
Technical Services Librarian
Brazosport College
Lake Jackson, TX
michael.mitchell at brazosport.edu 
Olugbenga Adara | 5 May 10:25 2008
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Re: Problem with issuing items

Hello,

--- Irene Sachs <irene_sachs@...> wrote:

> 
>
> 
> We also have another problem (which may be related)
> with the parameters / issuing rules table. When we
> complete all the fines boxes in the required format,
> ie. 50,7,1 (meaning 50 kwacha fine, after 7 days,
> per day) and save, when we re-open the table, the
> figures in the fine boxes have changed with 5 zeros
> being added to the 50 kwacha amount – eg. 5000000 -
> and this means that there is only space for the
> first ‘comma’ and the rest of the information has
> disappeared. Is this affecting the issues as well?
> 
I think i've had a similar problem as above. I had to
use phpmyadmin to change the field type for the amount
so all the other information could also appear. This
may solve your problem.

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Mason James | 1 May 04:56 2008
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Re: Help with installation on fedora 8


On 2008/04/30, at 6:58 PM, Ken Lomax wrote:

> I am reminded very much of a situation we had with hardware vs  
> software
> many years ago with the hardware guys saying it was a software  
> fault and
> the software guys saying it was a hardware fault.
>
> Judging by the one and only reply to my request for help and no  
> further
> response from my reply to that, it appears that I am looking at a koha
> vs perl/CPAN situation.
>
> I am a great supporter of OpenSource, but after spending so much  
> time on
> koha (not only the previous four days-but in the considerable problems
> in past installs) it appears that it is time to cut my losses and just
> write my own application that will suit my purposes.
>
> Bye all
> Ken
>

Hi Ken,

Seriously, If I had access to a Redhat/Fedora box, I would help you  
out, but i dont :(

My advice is to set yourself up a working Koha3 on Debian first (or  
even an Ubuntu-server),
the CPAN dependanices happen pretty smoothly, and any problems you  
encounter will be well known (and resolved) by most of the Koha  
developers internationally (as they mostly use Debian/Ubuntu)

Then, once you have a working standard Koha, you can use it to help  
troubleshoot your issues on your Fedora box.
Start with a *known* working system, then start bending it.

Cheers, Mason.

Gmane