I hadn't realised the installation instructions were so out of date.
I've never heard of the acedb and textace scripts.
However, here's what I've just done to make a working AceDB.
I downloaded the non-server tarball from the website, and saved the
INSTALL script. Not sure why that opens rather than saves when you
click it, so I'll add that to me to-do list! When I ran the INSTALL
script, it detarred the tarball OK.
Then, from the tools, I ran MakeAceDB to create my database. I edited
MADF because it assumes I'm running ksh, where in fact I run c-shell on
my box here, so I added #!/bin/ksh as the first line.
Then I changed MakeAceDB.com to point to the correct xace binary and the
wspec directory that came in the tarball, after which I could run it
all. Just running ./MADF at the command prompt got it going and my
database was done. There is a MakeAceDB README file which you should have.
The graphical acedb is called xace and the installation script should
leave that in the bin directory. I created a database called newdb, and
to run xace against it, typed
Let me know if you still have problems.
Douglas Hoen wrote:
>> I am trying to install a brand new AceDB on a Linux system
> (Redhat/Fedora). This is the first time I have tried this. I am
> attempting to follow the instructions in the Installation Guide
> (http://www.acedb.org/Cornell/installation_guide.html) but am having
>> I have downloaded the latest dynamically linked server binary, tools,
> and from http://www.acedb.org/Software/Downloads/monthly.shtml:>> ACEDB-serverLINUX.4_9y.tar.gz, ACEDB-demo.4_9y.tar.gz,
> ACEDB-doc.4_9y.tar.gz, ACEDB-help.4_9y.tar.gz, ACEDB-tools.4_9y.tar.gz,
>> I have put all these folders into a new directory owned by a new user
> ("acedb"). I have run the INSTALL script, which appeared to go without
> error, extracting all of the tarballs. However, the files acedb and
> textace which are mentioned in the Guide don't seem to have been
> created, nor does the wspec directory. The following are the only
> directories that were created:
>> bin, wdemo, wdoc, whelp, wtools.
>> Please help! Thanks in advance (again),