[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] open source

James Fournie james.fournie at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 19:02:10 EDT 2007

We are running a test Ubuntu server on a ~1ghz Celeron PC with 512mb RAM.
It seems to be ok handling the Gutenberg samples, and our collection of
about 8000 records.  We did have serious problems using anything less than
512mb RAM.  Also, I tried Evergreen on a K6 II 350, but it wasn't pretty.

James Fournie
Digitization Librarian
Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs

On 7/11/07, Dan Scott <denials at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 8/11/07, lan ye <lye at mail.slcl.org> wrote:
> > > We've been researching the Evergreen Open Source Library system, and
> would
> > like to have a list of hardware requirements for the installation of a
> small
> > test server. To keep things within a small budget, I would like to just
> use
> > an ordinary PC. Could you send some information to us?
> For system requirements, it depends on how extensive you want your
> tests to be. Evergreen and all of the pieces it depends on
> (PostgreSQL, Apache, Ejabberd) run happily in a VMWare image allocated
> 512MB of RAM on my laptop with just the Project Gutenberg e-books
> loaded, and that's enough to evaluate the OPAC interface / try out the
> staff client / make some local changes and generally experiment. But
> I'm not going to load one million bib records into that system and
> expect it to perform. So, probably any hardware you have lying around
> would be adequate for a small test server.
> > > It looks like Evergreen has been successfully installed on two Linux
> > systems: Gentoo and Ubuntu. Which one is the best for us to test using
> > what's already in place at other libraries? Are there any differences /
> > Advantages in functionality between Gentoo and Ubuntu?
> As John said, GPLS is running on Debian, and that's the only Evergreen
> system that is in production at the moment. However, the documentation
> for installing on Debian is a bit scattered right now. The developers
> themselves used Gentoo originally, and that's what I'm using at the
> moment & have documented in the wiki; the install process on Ubuntu is
> very thoroughly documented and Ubuntu is reasonably close to Debian.
> See http://open-ils.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=server_installation for
> the list of install instructions for various distributions.
> As for advantages / disadvantages of particular distributions, that's
> a religious war that I don't want to step into... We'll try to help
> you out no matter what distribution you choose; just please choose a
> current release :)
> --
> Dan Scott
> Laurentian University
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