Re: Help with installation on fedora 8
Joshua Ferraro <jmf@...
2008-05-01 00:53:36 GMT
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:
> 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:
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.
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