[ic] Re: interchange-users Digest, Vol 23, Issue 13 // Msg 3

info info at thimk.net
Fri May 13 13:06:27 EDT 2005

Thanks JT,

"Interchange is not for the faint of heart."

"4.1 Generally it is a waste of time to try to use Interchange without shell access."

Seems to be a package by host programmers for use by host programmers, not
intended for typical store owners / web designers.

My experience is with HTML, FTP, MySQL Database Manager, no shell, so I'd better quit.

 thimk   info at thimk.net

Friday, May 13, 2005, 10:00:22 AM, you wrote:
iurio>    3. RE: Starting demo store on my site (JT Justman)

iurio> Message: 3
iurio> Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 11:24:18 -0700
iurio> From: "JT Justman" <jt at airdelights.com>
iurio> Subject: RE: [ic] Starting demo store on my site
iurio> To: <interchange-users at icdevgroup.org>
iurio> Message-ID: <000401c5571f$d02cb240$6a01a8c0 at design>
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iurio> info wrote:
>> Hello interchange-users,
>> I have the code and doc packages. I even uploaded "Foundation" to my
>> site. Nowhere do I see simple instructions for viewing the demo store
>> on my site.  
>> It seems the documentation is a reference manual lacking a
>> quick-start-guide. 
>> Going to http://domain.com/foundation/html/ opens a page with links
>> "Customer Entrance" and "Admin Interface", which tell me store is not
>> installed. No surprise, but how do newbies install it, let alone
>> customize?   
>> I want to use the MySQL version.
>> Regards,
>>  thimk   info at thimk.net

iurio> Hi, thimk.

iurio> If I read your post correctly it sounds like you simply uploaded the
iurio> foundation directory to your site, and this is not the correct way to
iurio> install Interchange. There are two major parts to an Interchange
iurio> installation: 1) install the Interchange daemon and 2) run makecat to
iurio> build the demo catalog.

iurio> The interchange daemon is a compiled program that runs on your server
iurio> and handles all the base functions for your store. The README file in
iurio> the src package describes the basics of how to install from source. You
iurio> will need root access on your server. You can also install from RPM, but
iurio> I've never done this, so I can't vouch for it. The FAQ covers a lot of
iurio> common issues with this part of the process, not to mention a ton of
iurio> other things.

iurio> Once you have it installed, you run makecat, which will create a catalog
iurio> according to your specifications, including what database to use.
iurio> makecat creates a special CGI program that links the interchange daemon
iurio> to the content you saw in the "foundation" directory.

iurio> Interchange is not for the faint of heart.

iurio> HTH,

iurio> JT

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