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From "Gav...." <brightoncomput...@brightontown.com.au>
Subject RE: [jira] Commented: (FOR-1047) Add Documentation For Using Debian Update Alternatives System To Set Up The Forrest Environment
Date Fri, 05 Oct 2007 10:05:42 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ross Gardler [mailto:rgardler@apache.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, 3 October 2007 6:05 PM
> To: dev@forrest.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [jira] Commented: (FOR-1047) Add Documentation For Using
> Debian Update Alternatives System To Set Up The Forrest Environment
> 
> Brian M Dube wrote:
> > Gavin (JIRA) wrote:
> >>     [
> >> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOR-
> 1047?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-
> tabpanel#action_12530310
> >> ]
> >> Gavin commented on FOR-1047:
> >> ----------------------------
> >>
> >> This looks good thanks, I suspect maybe we do not have any devs using
> >> Debian to confirm all this works so we might have to trust your
> >> judgment on this. If no one objects in the meantime, I will add this
> >> in a few days.
> >
> > I use Debian and I can confirm the Debian alternatives system exists.
> >
> > Do we need (to maintain) this? This is a Debian feature which is
> > documented by Debian. It is beyond our control and it may change.
> 
> Perhaps a pointer to their docs would be better?

We have Forrest specific commands on that page for various OS's, just
as likely to change and/or deprecation as the Debian one provided.

I think a link to the docs at
http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ch-customizing.en.html (Debian does not have
good docs it seems) and a
mention of the specific Forrest command is a good compromise, will leave
out the rest that can be gleaned from Debian docs.

Something like :

* For systems that use the Debian update-alternatives system:

To install a Forrest entry, first, gather the path to Forrest's executable,
and also note its version. In this example, Forrest has been unpacked and
placed into '/opt/Apache/apache-forrest-0.8' (the executable is at
bin/forrest). Then execute this command (here we use sudo to execute
update-alternatives with root privileges):

sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/forrest forrest
'/opt/Apache/apache-forrest-0.8/bin/forrest' 800

For more specific documentation on Debian's update-alternatives see
http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ch-customizing.en.html



Gav...

> 
> Ross
> 
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