To run WPServe on your web-server, you need a web server that can run perl-scripts, and that is also
running the mysql database
WPServe has been developed to run on a Unix/Linux system, but can
propably run on a windows web server as well.
It should also possible to run WPServe with another database management
system, although you have to modify som database parameters in the
header of the WPServe script to make this work.
As of now, a package has not yet been prepared for downloading.
Meanwhile, the files may be obtained using CVS (see the SourceForge
pages for instructions).
There's no automatic installation scripts, so you will have to do this
manually. Systems are often configured differently, so target
directories may be different on each computer. Unless you're an
administrator yourself, you may want to get help from one, to make sure
WPServe is set up correcly. Nevertheless, here is the recipe:
- Unpack the .tgz file. All files will be packed into a new
directory called wpserve_<version>.
- Copy the files in the cgi
subdirectory to your cgi-bin
directory. Make sure it is executable.
- Create a wpserve directory
in your web root, so its contents will correspond to the URL: "http://www.<yoursite.com>/wpserve"
- Copy the contents of the www
subdirectory into your new wpserve directory
- Go to the sql subdirectory,
and start a mysql client
using the mysql root user
(or any other user that has the priveledge to create new databases).
- Create and populate the database by executing the following
.sql files in sequence
Now you need to populate the waypts,
wplists and lsmbrs tables. Currently no script
or application has been provided to populate this. Untill that is
in place, you have to do a bit of programming yourself to do that.
Meanwhile, you can populate the database from the wpno2007.sql file, to test whether
the rest of the installation works.