[Yazlist] Best directory to install Yaz?
mike at indexdata.com
Tue Sep 9 10:38:04 CEST 2008
Christopher Morgan writes:
> In the past I've installed Yaz on my web site in different
> directories at different times, and it has worked fine in each
> location. Is there a preferred directory to install it to that
> would optimize performance and/or minimize possible problems?
Hi, Chris. It will make no difference to performance where you
install YAZ; for convenience, you'll probably want to install it
somewhere that the standard build tools can see it, which on most
systems means either /usr or /usr/local. Our Debian packages install
into the former, which is standard practice for all Debian packages;
and if you do a vanilla "make install" from a source distribution,
it'll go into the latter. WARNING: don't have YAZ installed in both
these places at once unless you know what you're doing: if they are
different versions, you might get complex surprises.
> I have also installed Zebra in different locations at different
> times, and it has worked fine in each case. (Being a relative
> newcomer to Linux/Unix, I've never seen any advice about where one
> should do these kinds of installs).
Same advice applies as for YAZ. If you're using Debian or a
Debian-based operating system such as Ubuntu, you're probably best off
just using the Debian packages.
> Finally, is pazpar2 sensitive to the directory you install it in?
Same answer again! (We try to be consistent.)
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <mike at indexdata.com> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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