On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 11:32 AM, Fred Zinsli <fred.zinsli@...> wrote:
> Hi All
> So I am back on this shared calendars thing as the client wants it.
> After the last comments I went back and read all the documentation for
> shared calendars as well as the backend.
> The docs state that there must be a valid PEAR DB installed for this to work.
> My problem is that that is all it says.
Not so. The Calendar SQL Backend README file states in its
"Pear PHP extension with database package (comes standard with most
There is also more information and even a helpful link in the example
configuration file. If you think that "PEAR DB" is a database, then
maybe you should try an Internet serach to learn that it is not - it
is a database abstraction layer.
> So I now have the four usual questions
> How (I changed this from why)
> What am I supposed to be installing?
> I know it should be installed on the server.
> I know it needs to be installed now.
> How do I install it on a Lenny server with a MySQL DB?
> I feel the docs assume a fair level of understanding and/or knowledge.
> Unfortunately there are those of us that don't yet have that.
Administering your PHP installation is indeed something you should be
well-equipped to do before you install PHP applications on your
server(s). We appreciate and invite calls for assistance with
questions like this, but please understand that:
1) You have to ask with a good amount of humility and without
accusations that we've done anything wrong (if you think we have, it's
good to phrase it as a question)
2) You must realize that questions like this are technically
off-topic and not strictly questions about SquirrelMail -- they are
sysadmin questions that would be best answered by educating yourself
about PHP and Pear or by asking in the PHP community
> Before you ask, yes I have been googling for the past 3 hours and now I am
> just wasting time.
You didn't search for "Pear" or "Pear DB"?? The top search results
give you all you need to understand what those things are.
> Any comments would be most appreciated.
On the command line, try:
If the command is not found, you'll need to install pear using
whatever package manager you use on your system. If the command is
Is DB listed? No? Try:
pear install DB
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