openAlerts has been developed on the Linux operating system. The configuration and installation scripts have been tested on the following Linux distributions:
- Debian Linux, versions 3.1, 5.0, 6.0
- Fedora Linux, versions 12, 14
- openSUSE Linux, versions 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 12.1
- Ubuntu Linux, version 11.10
This does not mean the scripts will not work on other distributions. There are many Linux distributions based on Debian, for example.
Once the requirements have been satisfied, you may install openAlerts. First, decide on the location of installation. openAlerts offers local installation and system-wide installation. If you are only evaluating openAlerts, you may prefer the local installation.
NOTE: To use MySQL or PostgreSQL, make sure the database server is accessible and you must have the authority to create databases, tables, triggers, views, and users. In other words, you need to have been granted all privileges. You will also need your password in the MySQL configuration file (
~/.my.cnf), or the PostgreSQL configuration file (
Quick Start Guide
1.0.0 with the current version in the above commands.