cool -FC8/9?- Re: First announcment

Dr Paulos Nyirenda paulos at
Tue Jul 15 16:31:15 CEST 2008


Great news. The .mw ccTLD is really interested in test running FRED 
but we were dismayed at the frequest references and preferences to 
Debian in the documentation that we found during the recent Paris 
ICANN conference. 

Our systems are running on Fedora on which we have invested a lot.

We are therefore encouraged to see here that you say that "FRED on 
Fedora (8,9)" is now this easy to install. Is there anything that we 
should look out for?

Have the documentation and howto now been updated as well?

Great work guys.


Dr Paulos B Nyirenda
.mw ccTLD

On 15 Jul 2008 at 16:07, Jaromír Talír wrote:

> Hello,
> this is probably first message from us to this list after it's creation.
> That's not good, but hopefully this will change in near future. I always
> waited to some interesting thing to announce and found all changes till
> now not so much interesting ;) 
> Actually we have interesting web pages full of useful
> information. I will try at least announce here new changes on these web
> pages such source update, documentation update etc. 
> Right now with a release of new version 1.10 of our registration system
> I found one thing really cool to announce. This is completely rewritten
> build system of all components of FRED. It was never so easy to install
> FRED from sources. To support this installation I uploaded there little
> bash script fred-manager (
> Everyone should be able to install fred in this few steps:
> wget
> chmod a+x fred-manager
> ./fred-manager download
> ./fred-manager install
> ./fred-manager start
> This will download and unpack sources, build all compoments in build
> subdirectory of your current directory and install all results into root
> subdirectory. Command start will run all necessary servers that include
> apache and postgres. They don't interfere at all with your system wide
> proceses of the same name. All is installed into your current directory,
> all is running under privileges of your current user. Servers will
> allocate about 10 ports to listen on. 
> After that you can test client by running script
> at ./root/bin/fred-client. You can check zone generation by
> calling ./root/bin/genzone-client.  You can check web applications by
> pointing your browser to localhost:22354.
> You can also just check this script instead, to find out how to install
> One thing will be probably a little bit painful - to satisfy all
> dependencies. Configuration script will fail when they find some missing
> dependency. Then you have to manually install it. We tried successfuly
> to install FRED on Fedora (8,9), Ubuntu (Dapper) and Gentoo. Except from
> omniORB all dependencies should be in distribution repositories. We
> created a overall schema of this dependencies
> Hope that traffic on this lists will arise a little bit since now.
> Enjoy our work! ;)
> Jaromir

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