r2060 + list php-mbstring in the deps section
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1 Thank you for selecting RackTables as your datacenter management
2 solution. Feel free to address your questions to the mailing list
3 before contacting the authors directly. The project web-site
4 (http://racktables.org/) is usually kept up to date with the
5 current version and URLs.
6
7 Mailing list: <racktables-users/=@=/freelists.org>
8 Bug tracker and Wiki: http://racktables.org/trac
9 Authors: <info/=@=/racktables.org>
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12 * *
13 * INSTALLING RACKTABLES *
14 * *
15 *******************************************************
16
17 I. Dependencies.
18
19 For database you must have a MySQL server installation version 4.x or 5.x:
20 Fedora Core 6: yum install mysql-server mysql
21 Fedora 8: yum install mysql-server mysql
22 ALTLinux Compact 3.0: apt-get install MySQL-server MySQL-client
23 ALTLinux Desktop 4.0: apt-get install MySQL-server
24
25 For web-frontend you must have Apache and PHP 5 with PDO and multibyte
26 extensions:
27 Fedora Core 6: # yum install httpd php php-mysql php-pdo php-gd
28 Fedora 8: yum install httpd php php-mysql php-pdo php-gd php-snmp php-mbstring
29 ALTLinux Server 4.0: apt-get install apache2-httpd-prefork php5-gd2 \
30 php5-pdo_mysql php5-pdo apache2-mod_php5 php5-mbstring
31
32 II. Prepare the server.
33 1. Unpack the tarball and make it web-accessible, e.g. http://yourcompany.com/racktables
34 or http://racktables.mysite.org.
35 2. mysql> create database_name; grant all privileges on database_name.* to XXX@YYY identified by 'ZZZ';
36
37
38 There are two mutually exclusive ways to install RackTables, they are described as III-A and III-B.
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40
41 III-A. HTTP installation (starting with 0.14.12 release)
42 Open your RackTables URL and follow the instructions. In a suitable
43 environment everything should take a minute or so.
44
45
46 III-B. Manual installation.
47 1. Edit install/init-auth.sql and change admin password
48
49 2. Init database.
50 mysql> use database_name;
51 mysql> source install/init-structure.sql
52 mysql> source install/init-auth.sql
53 $ rm -f install/init-auth.sql
54 mysql> source install/init-dictbase.sql
55 mysql> source install/init-dictvendors.sql
56
57 3. Edit inc/secret.php
58
59 4. $ rm -f install/init-auth.sql
60 (Just to be sure you did.)
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62 *******************************************************
63 * *
64 * UPGRADING RACKTABLES *
65 * *
66 *******************************************************
67 RackTables now provides an automatic database upgrade feature.
68 If you already have a working installation, the following
69 procedure should be sufficient:
70
71 0. BACKUP YOUR DATABASE
72 1. Remove all existing files except inc/secret.php and gateways'
73 configuration (in the gateways directory).
74 2. Unpack the new tarball into the place.
75 3. Open the RackTables page in your browser.
76 4. Follow instructions. Normally, everything should be Ok. If it
77 is not so, write down the failed quieries for further investigation.
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79 *******************************************************
80 * *
81 * RELEASE NOTES *
82 * *
83 *******************************************************
84
85 *** Upgrading to 0.14.12 ***
86
87 The upgrade may show a failed query "alter database character set utf8", in
88 this case the user should issue the query manually from the mysql command
89 line.
90
91 *** Upgrading to 0.16.0 ***
92
93 This release features a completely new authorization system, RackCode,
94 which brings the tags feature (introduced in 0.15.0) to its full potential.
95 The old-style user permissions are converted during upgrade automatically,
96 but the result may appear not what you would expect. Review the RackCode
97 after upgrade (Main page -> Configuration -> Permissions) and adjust,
98 if necessary.
99
100 Another important change is a new dependency on "multibyte string" PHP
101 extension. Normally one should get it working before starting the upgrade,
102 this is typically achieved by installing a particular PHP RPM from the
103 standard package repository (and restarting Apache after that):
104
105 Fedora: yum install php-mbstring
106 ALTLinux: apt-get install php5-mbstring