> Dear SAB WLAN Gateway Project Members,
> I have downloaded the SAB Gateway and tried to install it, actually my
> intentions are to install it on a Debian Linux OS.
> I have seen that it is developed thinking of a RH 7.3 OS.
> Can I ask you how to install and run it under a Debian Linux?
yes, SAB Gateway installation assumes a RH7.3 setup. Most of the RH-specific
files are related to basic networking, such as setting the IP addresses etc.
for which the SAB Gateway uses red-hat scripts.
Look in the directory /usr/local/wifinet/templates/, there are all the
template files which are used when generating new configuration files. In
addition to "porting" the template files, the updateconfig.pl and cgi-bin
scripts would need to be reviewed to see that they are valid for possibly
changed file locations.
Additionally, porting to another distribution would require to adapt the
install.sh script to omit RH7.3 specific checks.
As the installation handles RPMs the target host obviously needs to be able
to handle RPMs (IIRC, Debian uses it's own package management tools).
Overall, the tasks cumulate to quite a bit of change work, so probably we're
talking of few days of effort rather than few hours.
> Hi again Veli-Matti,
> I have grabbed the files and mantained the directory structure but the
> problem is that is still difficult for me to install the SAB Gateway
> (too many RH7.3 checks!).
> Do you have a running snapshot of a /usr/local/wifinet/ directory as
> well as of the /var/www/ directory?
> It would help a lot in order to understand how the SAB gateway is working.
If you take the files from CVS, then you have a "running snapshot". also,
/var/www/ only contains the files created by MRTG. the Gateway uses
different directories under wifinet/ for HTML/CGI files.
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