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
|Fully qualified domain name of your server||yourserver.test|
|name of administrative access account||remadmin|
|OpenACS service account||service0|
|OpenACS database name||service0|
|SERVERROOT - base of the OpenACS service file tree||/var/lib/aolserver/service0|
|Location of source code tarballs for new software||/var/tmp|
|The OpenACS tarball contains some files which are useful while setting up other software. Those files are located at:||/var/lib/aolserver/service0/packages/acs-core-docs/www/files|
|Database backup directory||/var/lib/aolserver/service0/database-backup|
|Service config files||/var/lib/aolserver/service0/etc|
|Service log files||/var/lib/aolserver/service0/log|
|Base compile directory||/usr/local/src|
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