Tuesday, July 24, 2007

[fds part 1]: installing fedora directory server in ubuntu server 64-bit

1. download the fedora directory server (fds) from:
% wget http://directory.fedoraproject.org/download/fedora-ds-1.0.4-1.FC6.x86_64.opt.rpm
2. convert it to deb [--script was put there as it was warned by the system]:
% sudo alien fedora-ds-1.0.4-1.FC6.x86_64.opt.rpm --script
3. as it is amd64 version, we should use the termcap from fedora and do converting to deb again:
% wget http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/6/x86_64/os/Fedora/RPMS/libtermcap-2.0.8-46.1.x86_64.rpm % sudo alien libtermcap-2.0.8-46.1.x86_64.rpm
% sudo dpkg -i libtermcap_2.0.8-47.1.amd64.deb

[deleted as it found to be false]Should 32 bit version is used, we could directly install it using:
% sudo apt-get install termcap-compat [upto here]
we should do:
% wget http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/6/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/
% sudo alien
% sudo dpkg -i

4. We need Java, for feisty fawn you can do:
% sudo apt-get install sun-java6-bin

5. Setting JAVA_HOME enviroment variable:
% sudo vi /etc/profile

add these two lines on the last line:

to make the modification take effect:
% . /etc/profile

test by
% echo $JAVA_HOME
/usr/bin/java [the expected output]

6. We also need apache:
% sudo apt-get install apache2-mpm-worker

as ubuntu recognize apache as apache and fedora recognize it as httpd, we need to create as symbolic link:
% sudo ln -s /usr/sbin/apache2 /usr/sbin/httpd

7. Installing the package:
% sudo dpkg -i fedora-ds_1.0.1-2_i386.deb

Creating a user and group for the daemon:
% sudo groupadd fds
% sudo useradd -s /bin/false -g fds fds

Next, setting up the server....

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