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FCP Turk / Ercument
How to install Server Version
on Apr 21, 2011 at 8:50:10 pm

Dear all,

Are there any youtube video or something which is showing step by step How to install Server Version of cat dv ???



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Rolf Howarth
Re: How to install Server Version
on Apr 21, 2011 at 10:38:42 pm

Is this on Mac or Windows, or something else like Linux? There are installers for Mac and Windows (admittedly the Windows installer is just a simple batch file, but it should still work). The only other thing is that you have to install MySQL first, but that is described in the server release notes.

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bryson jones
Re: How to install Server Version
on Apr 22, 2011 at 6:53:13 am

Sadly, it is sort of a "read the manual" deal. It's hard to do a tutorial because there are so many flavors of MySQL and Oracle and the Server app is in constant development so anything published would be out of date shortly after it hit the web.

When I started with this package, I was completely baffled by the whole thing. 4 years and many late nights later, I feel a little better... a little.

To address part of the question, if you have an OSX server, the version of MySQL that's installed is perfect for CatDVServer. You're done, just turn it on.

If you have to download and install MySQL, the options are daunting. I'm using mysql-5.5.11-osx10.6-x86_64 on my newest mac, but if you are on a 32bit OS or on 10.5, you will need a different installer. (shoot for the .dmg versions unless you are a super geek) If you're on Windows, it's all different, but most of the v5 variants seem to work. (at least since 5.1.x)

There is one critical note in the server docs. I'll quote it here:

"1.3 Skills Required

To install the MySQL or Oracle database and the CatDV Server on a machine you will require system administrator privileges and a working knowledge of administration procedures for your chosen operating system.

Remember that setting up any server (eg. a mail server, web server, file server, etc.) is typically a more specialised activity than installing a desktop application. It may require additional skills (such as familiarity with editing XML files or use of the command line) to those needed for day-to-day tasks.

In particular, some exposure to using the command line would be helpful as you may need to use this in certain situations (primarily for troubleshooting). Under Mac OS X you need the Terminal application (in Application > Utilities) and under Windows the MS-DOS Prompt, available via the Start button.

The CatDV Server is cross-platform software, originally developed for Unix-type platforms, so the installation process may appear slightly unfamiliar to you if you are
primarily used to desktop applications under Mac OS X or Windows."

Back to your issue -

You sort of have to know the machine and the config to choose MySQL versions etc. Could you give us some info on the OS version and computer it's running on?

This is clearly not a point and click package but if you've done server-type stuff before you should be able to sort it. If not, maybe hit your reseller up to help you get it fired up?


bryson "at"

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David Jahns
Re: How to install Server Version
on May 4, 2011 at 8:14:24 pm

I have installed the Server Version on a Mac OS 10.6 (Not Server) via MySQL and it wasn't too terribly complicated (if you don't mind reading the manuals and winging it a little, because the manual can be out of date).

But once you get to the HTML Publisher - yikes, that part is a challenge. (I'm not terribly versed in Server & Web technology, so that's part of the problem, I'm sure.)

So, I'm having a hell of a time with the Web Client, but the CDV Server and up to 5 client apps have been fantastic. (We're still in trial mode, and trying to decide whether to commit the $$ for an Enterprise Installation & proper integrator, etc...)

Holler back if you're trying to do this on Mac only machines, I'll share what I've learned, but don't have any experience or knowledge of the Linux / Windows / Oracle versions.

David Jahns
Joint Editorial
Portland, OR

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