Subject: Re: [htdig3-dev] re - htdig
From: Gilles Detillieux (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Nov 24 2000 - 13:11:10 PST
According to Doug Finch:
> I changed more directory paths
> around and when I make install, I get errors regarding /usr/bin/
> directories not existing. I do not have root access on this server
> and the company that runs the server does not offer htdig.
You shouldn't need root access to the server, as long as you install
everything in directories to which you have access. If the make install
is trying to write in /usr/bin, you have an incorrect setting of BIN_DIR
in your CONFIG file. Set it to the directory where you want to install
the programs htdig, htmerge, htfuzzy, htnotify, and rundig.
> I am still unable to gain the access to the DocumentRoot. Maybe I am
> misunderstanding what you are asking for - the server is Apache.
I think Gabriele gave as good an explanation of DocumentRoot as I could
have. Each virtual host will have its own DocumentRoot setting, where
you put your web pages. It's called DocumentRoot because it's the root
directory for your web documents, accessed by the URL http://yourdomain/
or simply "/". Of course an URL of "/" won't access the Unix/Linux
root directory /, because then nothing would be hidden from view to web
clients, so you're always limited to some sub-directory.
Most web hosting companies make it obvious where documents and CGI
programs should go. E.g., one hosting company I dealt with put a "www"
directory right under the client's home directory for documents, and a
"cgi-bin" directory right under the home directory for CGI programs.
If I were to install htdig on that site, I'd make a bin or htbin directory
for the non-CGI programs (rundig et al.) and put htsearch in cgi-bin,
and then I'd put all the image files in www/htdig, so they'd be accessible
from the web as http://mydomain/htdig/star.gif and so forth.
If your web hosting company doesn't make things this obvious, they should
at least have documentation telling you where to put your web documents
and CGI programs. If they don't do even that, you should ask them to a)
tell you where you should install these, and b) get their act together and
document it for others. If they do already document it, then RTFM! :-)
-- Gilles R. Detillieux E-mail: <email@example.com> Spinal Cord Research Centre WWW: http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/~grdetil Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba Phone: (204)789-3766 Winnipeg, MB R3E 3J7 (Canada) Fax: (204)789-3930
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