[openbiblio-dev] Issues installing open biblio

Richard Pope richard at memespring.co.uk
Tue Jan 25 16:51:26 UTC 2011

William - thanks, will do. I think Ticket #2 (pip-requirements) might
have already been taken care of?:


On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 4:48 PM, William Waites <ww at eris.okfn.org> wrote:
> * [2011-01-25 15:56:27 +0000] Richard Pope <richard at memespring.co.uk> écrit:
> ] Rufus asked me to jot down some of the issues I had getting a dev copy
> ] of OpenBiblio working on a mac. I did just about get it working, and
> ] created an install.txt on the way:
> Thank you, Richard for all your hard work. I'd ask you to create
> a few tickets, mentioned below.
> ] - The settings file in source control is out of date, William and I
> ] ended up using and amending the one from the live site.
> Ticket #1 - update the config template so that it reflects current
> behaviour
> ] - Installing Virtuoso is a bit of a nightmare on OSX when using
> ] mac-ports. Someone from Virtuoso said to use the .dmg installer, but
> ] I'm not sure that would have worked with my carefully balanced path
> ] setup.
> I think you'd end up getting the commercial version of virtuoso
> that way as well, which I avoid like the plague...
> ] - I had to install ontosrv by doing an hg clone, doing a pip install
> ] didnt work (although I can't remember the exact details of why).
> Ticket #2 - this needs fixed, should just work with pip install
> ontosrv
> ] - Installing the requirements from pip-requirements.txt resulted in
> ] various errors later (again i don't have the details) so I did them
> ] manually and a few other things that were missing.
> This has cropped up elsewhere as well, if you look at the curate
> tool install instructions it has a mix of manual "pip install foo"
> commands and pip-requirements.txt. It seems that pip-requirements
> doesn't always install the right versions of things and in some
> cases can't install things (e.g. the 4suite stuff that isn't
> used in openbiblio so that's not an issue here). I guess the best
> solution here is what you've done, just document the process.
> ] - Getting Python to talk to Virtuoso over ODBC on a mac requires
> ] magic. I ended up installing a random management tool (ODBC
> ] administrator) and trying drivers form various sources. Even now I'm
> ] not sure how it is working :)
> I concur, ODBC configuration seems a bit of an art to me as well.
> ] - After loading some data I am unable to view any entries or do a
> ] successfull search using the OpenBiblio web interface (using the same
> ] SAPQRL queries directly into the Virtuoso web interface does work).
> Ok, there's a missing step here, namely installing the lens that
> is used to view these things. There's an ordf(1) command line that
> will do this -- I'll update the instructions accordingly. Ticket #3
> ] In summary, I think it would be beneficial if someone who knows the
> ] software better than me tried to do a clean install and updated the
> ] various docs/settings files.
> Will do. Thanks again for your help in hacking on this.
> Cheers,
> -w
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