I'm setting up my dev box with Oracle 8.16, the newest Postgres, the newest OpenACS (I don't think 4.6.1 is out yet, so I'll go with 4.6), and the venerable ACS 3.4.10+, which we're still using, but which I'm working on getting ported to OpenACS. I'm not sure yet which Aolserver to install to support both the older ACS and the newer OpenACS. I'm thinking to go with the old Aolserver 3.3+ad13. Would a newer version work?
First of all, I'm installing RedHat Linux 8.0 instead of 7.2. We'll see how that goes..
RedHat 8.0 installation
- Language selection: English
- Keyboard configuration: US English
- Mouse configuration: 3 button (PS/2)
- Installation type: Custom
- Disk partitioning: Automatically partition (if this was a production server, I wonder if I should do it a different way? I never know how much to give to each partition, though..)
- The disk had a previous Linux partition, so I removed it.
- Boot loader: nothing special
- Network configuration: I set it up with a manual hostname: myworkstation.bread.com. (I actually used something else). I'm not sure this is a good idea, because we don't have any DNS record for that. But it is internal, so perhaps this is okay?
- Firewall: opened up a few other ports for https and etc..
- Additional language support: None.
- Time zone selection: select Los Angeles, changed UTC offset to US Pacific (why isn't this done automatically when I select Los Angeles?) Checked use daylight savings time.
- Account configuration: added in root password, and user account(s)
- Authentication Configuration: left as is
- Package Group Selection: selected X Windows, Gnome, Editors, Graphical Internet, Text-based Internet, Office-productivitiy, Authoring and Publishing, Graphics, Server configuration tools, Developmental Tools, Administrative Tools, System Tools, Printing Support. I went in and took out a few things that seemed unnecessary in these categories. Of course, on a production server, I'd have done as little as possible.
- Hmmm, at this point, Linux totally bombed. The error I saw is GnomeCanvas-CRITICAL **: file gnome-canvas-path-def.c: line 1142 (gnome_canvas_path_def_any_closed): assertion `path != NULL' failed. all processed all terminated, and I have to reboot the system. Looks like I have to start over. Any suggestions?
- I search Google, and some people have had similar problems, but nobody says a solution. Go to RedHat, and it appears that they have shut down their support forums, so searching through there isn't an option (why the heck would they shut that down. Mailing lists are the only option, but they aren't searchable.) I'm going to start over, but if anybody has run into this problem before, I'd appreciate your advice!