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From "Chris Custine (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DIRSERVER-931) Provide a zip/tar.gz download for DS
Date Fri, 01 Jun 2007 03:11:16 GMT

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Chris Custine commented on DIRSERVER-931:
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Currently all data and config is installed in the same directory structure as the main distribution.
 This tar.gz image may be more difficult to pull off since the new installers (1.5.1 or 1.5.2)
are going to place the data and config files in a different directory structure than the core
code.  At some point it is possible that we may be able to provide a script that does some
of this after you untar the application (possible in conjunction with a migrate script to
bring older version config and data up to date), but that may also cause problems with permissions
similar to running an actual installer.  Let me know if you have any thoughts.

> Provide a zip/tar.gz download for DS
> ------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DIRSERVER-931
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIRSERVER-931
>             Project: Directory ApacheDS
>          Issue Type: Wish
>    Affects Versions: 1.5.0
>         Environment: Win32
>            Reporter: J├╝rgen Weber
>            Assignee: Chris Custine
>
> Provide a zip/tar.gz download for DS in addition to the platform specific .exe download
(like there is for Tomcat: http://tomcat.apache.org/download-60.cgi)
> In many corporate environments it is not possible for users to install Windows exes whereas
unzipping a zip archive is possible. Same goes for Unix, it would be much easier to just untar
DS into a directory and run it instead of having root install it.
> So installing DS is not possible even if DS could be run as pure Java application.
> Even if you have full control over your windows machine I don't like if Java software
registers with the system, I like it much better if a software can be unzipped into a folder
and simply runs (as with Tomcat, Geronimo or Eclipse).
> A workaround right now is to run the DS setup in a vmware vm, zip the install folder
and unzip on the target machine.

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