<Installation of the Compiler and Runtime System>

The installation procedure described here typically requires root permissions on your system. After the <bigwig> system has been installed, installation of Web services can be done by all users without any special permissions.


To install the <bigwig> system, you need:
  • a Linux or Solaris machine (Windows is not supported!),

  • the Apache Web server (version 1.3 or later) with dynamic module support enabled,

  • W3C's LIBWWW protocol library (only required if you need compile-time lexical inclusion or get/post), and

  • unixODBC (only required if you need external database support).

How to install the <bigwig> system

Download the tar.gz file, and unpack it with:
  gunzip -c bigwig-2.0-16.tar.gz | tar xvf -
  cd bigwig-2.0
If your system supports RPM package management, we recommend that you build and install binary RPM packages tailor-made for your system configuration:
  make rpm
  cd `rpm --eval %{_rpmdir}/%{_arch}`
  rpm -U bigwig-2.0-16.*.rpm runwig-2.1-1.*.rpm
If your system does not support RPM package management or you encounter any configuration problems, read the INSTALL file in the bigwig-2.0 directory for further instructions.

More information

More detailed information about compilation, installation, and configuration can be found in the INSTALL file in the distribution and in the manual pages for bigwig, mod_bigwig, and bigwigd.

If you encounter any problems not mentioned in the documentation, feel free to send an email to bigwig@brics.dk.

For information about compilation and installation of <bigwig> services, see the compiling page.

Last updated: July 1, 2002
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