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How to install the Database...

This contains...

  1. Pre-install instructions
  2. Installation instructions
  3. Windows servers...
  4. Copyright Info
  5. Help...

Pre-install stuff

Installation Instructions

  1. FTP to your site.
  2. Upload everything except: new.gif, old.gif, in ASCII mode.
  3. Upload new.gif, and old.gif in binary mode.
  4. CHMOD dbadmin.cgi, dbmain.cgi and dbview.cgi to 755 (rwxr-xr-x)
  5. CHMOD catinfo to 666 (rw-rw-rw-)
  6. Create a directory where you put the cgi scripts called info, no capitals.
  7. CHMOD it to 777 (rwxrwxrwx)
  8. Log into the admin script with the password you set earlier.
  9. Create a category, enter the required info, then log in again, and add a hack, it should work. :)

Windows servers
Perl on windows servers doesn't support flock for some reason. If you want to use these scripts on a windows server, simply comment out the lines that call flock like this:

flock blah
#flock blah         <= commented
They should work, but flock is kinda important...

Copyright Info

All code except ReadParse() and die() is copyright to: Paul Murphy (me!). If
you want to use any of it, please ask for permission first. ReadParse and die
are from cgi-lib.pl. Visit his homepage to see the copyright.

A little help...
Still need help? Visit my message board, or email me.

Visit me here: www.sleepy.f2s.com.
Copyright me!, 2000.