[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] ***SPAM*** Updated Linux instructions

Dan Scott dan at coffeecode.net
Mon Oct 31 14:32:29 EDT 2011

On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 11:15:45AM -0700, Buzzy Nielsen wrote:
>     I was just wondering if there are plans, now that 2.1 stable is out,
>     to update the instructions for installing the staff client from
>     source in Linux? I'm referring the these instructions particularly:<br>
>     <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;
>       charset=ISO-8859-1">
>     <a
> href="http://open-ils.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=evergreen-user:installing_and_running_the_staff_client#installing_on_linux">http://open-ils.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=evergreen-user:installing_and_running_the_staff_client#installing_on_linux</a><br>
>     <br>
>     I've tried these instructions in Fedora 15 and Mint 11 with revised
>     version numbers, where applicable, but haven't been able to get them
>     to work. I'm planning to deploy a few staff machines soon running
>     Mint 11, and it would be nice to have the client running natively
>     rather than in Wine.<br>

The instructions rely on a compatible version of xulrunner being
available on your Linux client, but I can say that recent versions
of XULRunner - as packaged with recent distros due to Firefox 6 / 7 /
etc updates - don't work with the staff client. Thus I downloaded
the Linux i686 XULRunner tarball from
, untar it, and invoke the xulrunner binary directly from that, with
great success - at least for my testing and development purposes.

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