BEFORE YOU INSTALL:
|2. Download the Getbirch
Network installer (getbirch.jar)
(Hint: Use hard-wired Ethernet, rather than WiFi, wherever possible.)
From the file manager/finder, do one of the following:
From the command line:
java -jar getbirch.jar
Help and tutorials for installation on specific systems:
BIRCH install process
was originally designed for Unix systems with hundreds of
users. Simply install BIRCH as above on ONE account,
preferably an account specifically created for BIRCH (eg.
userid=birch). Make the BIRCH home directory
world-readable/searchable. The rest of BIRCH is
automatically world-readable/searchable. This way all
users on the system can use a central copy of BIRCH. A
multiuser install assumes either that all home directories
are mounted on a central filesystem, or that file-sharing
exists, as on a MacOSX system.
Users set up their accounts to use the central copy of BIRCH by running the newuser script. A tutorial describing the setup process can be found here. Since each site is a bit different, you would want to edit the local copy of the setup tutorial (found in $BIRCH/local/public_html to correspond to your local system. Setup tutorials are provided for GNOME, Mac, and other desktops.
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