On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 4:03 AM, Bogna Czyżewska <bogna.czyzew...@gmail.com>

> Hello Blake and Jason!
> Blake,
> Thank you for your reply. My goal is to install Evergreen on a server
> available only within a company network. Truth is, Evergreen seems too big
> for handling the +/- 100 books we have, but I wasn't able to find any
> smaller solution that could manage collection browsing and basic
> circulation.
I love Evergreen but when you say you only have about 100 books to manage I
have to agree with you about it being too big.  Evergreen has a lot of
virtues but it's definitely built for solutions that are quite a bit larger
than what you're describing and has some corresponding learning and
administrative curves.  For small libraries and collections you may want to
look at other solutions.  This is an Evergreen list so it's not the place
for anything in depth on other ILSes but I'll mention another open source
one, Koha.  If you have ~100 items and need full holdings and circ Koha
will certainly handle that and plenty more if you see the collection
growing.  It's widely used and has a strong community just as Evergreen

> Jason,
> Seems like I have to start from a scratch on a different system... A
> difficult decision to make after spending few days of work and getting so
> close to the working solution. Feels like a wrong bet in a gamble ;) I
> understand you recommend Ubuntu 16.04 over Debian, since there are plans to
> move to Ubuntu completely? In your first e-mail you wrote about server
> edition - do you mean Ubuntu Server 16.04.3 LTS?
> Best regards,
> Bogna
> 2017-08-30 16:44 GMT+02:00 Jason Stephenson <ja...@sigio.com>:
>> On 08/30/2017 10:30 AM, Bogna Czyżewska wrote:
>> > Hello Jason,
>> > Thanks for your advice. I actually started with Debian (latest, 9 I
>> > think), and switched to Fedora because I encountered many errors during
>> > installation and just got angry. That was my first encounter with Debian
>> > and I already knew some Fedora stuff, so I figured it'll be easier for
>> > me to find the workarounds on it.
>> We haven't worked out the issues with Debian 9, yet. I have installed
>> successfully on Debian 8 and Ubunut 16.04. Ubuntu is used by many sites
>> in production. I test extensively with both distros and plan to move our
>> production environment from Debian to Ubuntu in October. So, I stand by
>> my previous recommendation of Debian 8 or Ubuntu 16.04. :)
>> >
>> > The thing is, I don't think this problem is platform-specific, it seems
>> > more like a misconfiguration to me. I tracked the issue down to a piece
>> > of code in SettingsClient.pm, lines 67-68. I don't know perl, but
>> > OpenSRF docs say that they're supposed to "return the complete set of
>> > settings as a JSON document". Adding that to the log entries screaming
>> > about problems with JSON parsing (at index 1), my guess is that I messed
>> > up some configuration file and now it's unreadable.
>> No, I don't think you've messed up a configuration file.
>> We used to support Fedora as an install target, but the person(s)
>> maintaining it stopped updating it. We removed the Fedora dependency
>> targets in the Makefile.install recently because Evergreen would no
>> longer build/work on recent Fedora releases. I believe the issue you've
>> encountered is one of those reasons.
>> I don't recommend using Fedora in general. By their own admission, it is
>> an "unstable" distribution and is not meant to be used in production
>> environments. It is basically a test bed for RHEL.
>> >
>> > Problem is: what file can that be? Seems to be about
>> > router@private.localhost, so maybe something with ejabberd, but
>> ejabberd
>> > itself starts without problems and I can't find anything wrong within
>> > it's config file (ejabberd.yml)...
>> The problem is not with ejabberd. It's most likey in the osrf_json
>> libraries. My hunch is that they're not linking correctly. This is
>> possibly related to an issue we have on Debian 9:
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen/+bug/1708048/comments/2
>> The solution there is for us to start using autotools as intended
>> instead of trying to force it to do things it wasn't meant to do.
>> HTH,
>> Jason
>> >
>> > Best regards,
>> > Bogna
>> >
>> > 2017-08-30 15:03 GMT+02:00 Jason Stephenson <ja...@sigio.com
>> > <mailto:ja...@sigio.com>>:
>> >
>> >     Hello, Bogna!
>> >
>> >     My recommendation is that you switch to Debian 8 Jessie or Ubuntu
>> 16.04
>> >     Server Edition for installing Evergreen. These are the Linux
>> >     distributions most commonly used by the community. You will likely
>> have
>> >     more success and get more help with problems.
>> >
>> >     Good luck,
>> >     Jason
>> >
>> >

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