Chili!Soft ASP Slackware [un]-official Release.
--<CURRENT RELEASE IS: v3.5.01-alpha3>--
[by using the v3.5.01 release of Chili!Soft ASP.]
1. Slackware 7 (uses Glibc2, a MUST!)
# If you have an earlier version, you must upgrade, check out the following:
3. GNU Make
4. Updated GLIBC and binutils
5. GCC 2.8.1 or later (for compiling your own mod_casp2.so)
6. Apache web server, preferably v1.3.9 (will work with 1.3.4)
7. You must download my un-official release of Chili!Soft Slackware for this to work.
NOTE: As of alpha3, the current release will always be here.
http://www.ackind.net/chilisoft/casp-slackware.tar.gz [size: 17.3 megs]
http://www.ackind.net/chilisoft/casp-slackware.tar [size: 66.5 megs]
You can also look into the de-tarred source directory at:
Some files may change periodically, and you may not want to download the whole file again!
Have patience, it will work! If not, send me an email, or update the BBS. I would love to hear your problems so I can write an updated install procedure.
NOTE: Chili!Soft ASP now comes with its own version of Postgres for all internal ODBC database functions. This version of Chili!Soft for Slackware will not directly ask or install other databases.
It does have internal support for MySQL and Postgres. I have a postgres database other than the one that comes with Chili!Soft ASP working just fine with the ASP engine. I have yet to test a MySQL database with it.
1. Download Chili!Soft for Slackware from http://www.ackind.net/chilisoft/
Get onto the Chili!Soft homepage, and get yourself a LICENSE.LIC file for the 30 day trial!
2. Softlink in a libncurses that is needed by Chili!Soft ASP.
$ ln -s libncurses.so.5.0 libncurses.so.4
3. Make sure you have your Apache running properly with the DSO option!! (very much required)
./configure --prefix=/var/httpd --enable-module=all --enable-shared=max
4. Create linux users "postgres" and "chiliasp". (Will save future headaches)
- use any password for postgres (but write it down)
- use "psailihc" for chilisoft (as stated in the Chili!soft install script)
- Give postgres the /bin/sh shell (needed for the install!)
- Give chiliasp the /bin/sh shell (needed for the install!)
NOTE: Postgres user will most likely only be needed if you want to use your own postgres database.
5. De-tar the downloaded Chili!Soft ASP for Slackware software into its own directory.
Put the LICENSE.LIC file into this install directory.
You should have the following files in that directory:
NOTE: I included a utility called "delcasp". It is designed to quickly remove your casp install, in case you are testing the software multiple times. Just make sure to stop all the CASP engines first!
NOTE: Make sure you have any previous versions of Chili!Soft ASP unloaded. You will most likely need to do this by hand.
6. You may want to modify some of the parameters at the top of the caspi script. The following are the defaults:
## CASP Installation Path (default="/var/httpd/casp")
## /var/opt path to put casp/chilisoft.ini file (default="/var/opt/casp")
## Do you have the Apache RPM? (default=0)
## Apache Web Server Path (default="/var/httpd")
## Admin Port # (default=5100)
## .tar file to use (default="casp-slackware.tar")
7. Run the ./caspi program to start the install.
NOTE: When the following messages come up, enter the following:
Would you like to start the ASP server (y/n): [y] y
You will get a couple errors. I will get these worked out later. They are harmless.
Would you like to have this server started automatically on system boot (y/n): [y] y
Would you like to set up Chili!Soft ASP's Administration Console (y/n)? [y] y
Would you like the administration console to automatically start on system boot (y/n)? [y] y
Enter the administrator username you would like to use: [admin] admin
Then it will ask for a password entry, just make up a good password and put here.
8. You should now see the following:
Install summary file: /var/httpd/casp/logs/install_summary
Check this file out, and see how your install went!
$ more /var/httpd/casp/logs/install_summary
9. You are NOW done with the server installation, and should have a working CASP engine running!
10. You now need to configure the engine, and test the sample apps.
Change into: /var/httpd/casp/asp-apache-xxxx (whatever the directory is)
Modify the file: casp.cnfg and uncomment the last lines, to use the sample site.
Modify the file: odbc.ini for custom ODBC settings.
Check your /etc/rc.d/init.d and /etc/rc.d/rc?.d directories. caspi puts files in there for auto start, and you may not like them doing the default thing. I suggest removing them, and just put a startup line in rc.local or something.
11. Do a server restart (CASP Engine and the Apache web server)
$ /etc/rc.d/init.d/asp-apache-3044 restart
$ apachectl restart (restart Apache)
12. Check out your sample site now!
13. HAVE FUN, and God Bless!
|/var/httpd/casp||caspi puts all files and directories under here.|
|/var/opt/casp/chili.ini||caspi puts the version info here.|
|/var/httpd/conf/httpd.conf||caspi updates the httpd.conf with the following info:
Put these where the others are:
LoadModule casp2_module libexec/mod_casp2.so
Put these where the other handlers are:
## Chili!Soft ASP installer
AddHandler chiliasp .asp
AddHandler chiliasp .asa
|/etc/rc.d/rc?.d||various run level startup scripts.
Check these, before rebooting.