Orwellian Demands After VA Tech Shooting

Now that America is coming to terms with the fact that they can’t get their pound of flesh from the VA Tech Campus Police and President, they have set their sights on mental health professionals as a group to blame for last week’s shootings.

John M. Grohol, Psy.D. writes: “As predicted, the media is now making some very generalized and meaningless connections between Cho’s hospitalization 16 months ago in 2005, and his actions on Monday.” The media in their undying need to sensationalize just keeps spoon feeding the public’s need to blame and retrospectively criticize everything surrounding last Monday’s shooting.

The implication, of course, is that since Seung-Hui Cho had undergone a psychological evaluation in 2005 and subsequently ordered to seek outpatient treatment, campus psychologists should have somehow been able to magically predict his shooting rampage. I actually heard a VA Tech student on NPR news say “They knew he had a mental illness so it seems like this could have been prevented somehow if someone had just done something.” Amazing! Never have I heard a comment of less value!

The bottom line is that things were done correctly. When problems were seen, Cho was sent for a psychological evaluation an ordered to get followup treatment. To those who say he should have been removed from school or locked up, I ask one very simple question. What if he had not gone on a shooting rampage? How would your actions of denying him an education or his freedom be seen if he never actually did the horrible things he did?

The point here is that a lot of people suffer from mental illness. For every person who looses it and starts shooting, there are hundreds of thousands more who are just trying to get through life the best they can with their illness. They never hurt anyone. We have to ask ourselves if we want to be a society that demonizes and alienates people with mental illness or one that is sympathetic, inclusive and helpful to them.

I have to say that it seems like Americans are calling for some pretty Orwellian policy when they start demanding that people with mental illness be removed from society. I would go on to suggest that doing so would make them more dangerous. Let’s look at what we know about Seung-Hui Cho. He was an outcast who didn’t have friends and was picked on by other students. In effect, he had been alienated from his community and demonized because of his illness. This, of course, all within the informal social context of a University setting. What Americans are calling for is a much more dramatic and official form of this ostracism. I can’t help but think this would only serve to further alienate people, causing them to decline and crack all the more easily.

Rather than pointing fingers and making mal-informed, unreasonable, knee jerk demands, America needs to try to truly understand what pushes people over the edge if they want to prevent these shootings from happening in the future. Since every school shooter we have seen was a bullied outcast, I think its safe to say we have a model to work with. Rather than vilifying the mentally ill, we need to focus on what causes them to get sick to begin with. A strong, zero tolerance approach to bullying seems like a very good start!

Stop Armchair Quarterbacking the VA Tech Shootings!

Mere minuets had passes after the planes hit the World Trade Buildings and everyone was looking for someone to point the finger at. Now, with the VA Tech shootings people are asking probing questions about why the campus wasn’t locked down after the first two victims were shot. Can someone tell me how in the hell you are going to lock down a 2,600 acre campus with 30,000 people in it?

Everyone seems so quick to second guess the camps administration and police, suggesting that the community should have been told or the campus should have been closed down. What I don’t think these presumptuous pundants realize is that a shooter will always be able to find large groups of people on a college campus no matter how “locked down” it is. Had the administration canceled classes and somehow informed every student at VA Tech about the shooting, they would have all rushed to the nearest computer cluster and started emailing their friends. If they didn’t do that, they would have gathered in large groups to play hackie sack or some other group activity. The point is that people on college campuses tend to gather. When they don’t have classes, they tend to gather more. In all likelihood the shooter would have been able to find even larger groups of people to target had the campus been locked down.

I’m usually not one to stick up for the police, but in this case they did the right thing. When a person kills someone, they tend to run as fast and as far from the crime-scene as possible. The assertion that the shooter had probably left campus after the fist two shootings was reasonable and prudent. Ignoring the fact that it is logistically impossible to instantly notify 30,000 students of anything, closing down the campus would have most likely led to larger individual groups of students that could be more easily targeted. Americans really need to lose the habit of finger-wagging and blaming after something bad happens. The administration and police probably feel badly enough without having the whole country pontificating about what they should have done.

Installing OpenGroupWare 1.1.5 on RHEL 3

OpenGroupWare is an open source groupware package intended as an alternative to proprietary applications such as Exchange and PostPath. It is fairly robust in its feature set, and even integrates well with MS Outlook.

Its strongest points, in my opinion are that it does not depend in any way on Active Directory, and that it integrates well with open source standards like Open LDAP and University of Washington IMAP. Its downsides are that the documentation is sparse and scattered, that is is backed with PostgreSQL rather than MySQL, and that the package is bundled into a TON of RPM’s.

I have not tried installing it from source, though I suspect that it would not be much more work than using the RPM’s. Anyhow, if you want to install it for yourself, here are some quick scripts to help you, as well as some quick cookbook instructions. I installed it on RHEL 3 Workstation, though I suspect that it would work most Linux distributions.

The first thing we have to do is install the foundation for OpenGroupWare From the RHEL CD’s or Website:

Install apache
Install PostgreSQL
Install PostgreSQL-devel
Install php
Install php_PostgreSQL

Next, run the following commands to get the database and webserver started:

# /sbin/chkconfig httpd on
# /sbin/chkconfig postgresql on
# /sbin/service postgresql start
# /sbin/service httpd start

Sendmail should already be installed and running, but if not, you will have to install it as well.

OK, so I said before that there are a TON of RPM’s that you will have to install. These can be found at the OpenGroupWare website. Get them however you want, but if you have “wget” installed, you can use my script to fetch everything you need. You can omit the “devel” packages if you don’t want to install the source code.

  1. ###### SNIP #######
  2. #!/bin/sh
  3. #GetOpenGroupWare.sh
  4. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-gnustep_make-1.10.0-0.i386.rpm
  5. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-xml-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  6. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-xml-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  7. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/ThirdParty/libfoundation11-1.1.3-r155.0.i386.rpm
  8. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/ThirdParty/libfoundation11-devel-1.1.3-r155.0.i386.rpm
  9. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-core-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  10. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-core-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  11. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-appserver-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  12. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-appserver-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  13. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-gdl1-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  14. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-gdl1-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  15. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-ldap-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  16. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-ldap-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  17. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-ldap-tools-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  18. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-mime-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  19. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-mime-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  20. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-logic-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  21. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-logic-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  22. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-logic-tools-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  23. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-docapi-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  24. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-docapi-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  25. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-docapi-db-project-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  26. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-docapi-db-project-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  27. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-docapi-fs-project-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  28. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-docapi-fs-project-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  29. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-core-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  30. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-core-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  31. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-app-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  32. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-environment-1.1.5-0.i386.rpm
  33. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-ical-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  34. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-ical-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  35. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-gdl1-postgresql-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  36. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/mod_ngobjweb-2.0.46-r1323.0.i386.rpm
  37. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-database-setup-1.1.5-0.i386.rpm
  38. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-pda-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  39. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-pda-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  40. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-theme-blue-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  41. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-theme-default-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  42. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-theme-kde-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  43. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-theme-ooo-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  44. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-theme-orange-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  45. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-tools-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  46. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-calendar-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  47. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-contact-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  48. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-mailer-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  49. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-mailer-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  50. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-news-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  51. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-project-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  52. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-basque-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  53. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-de-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  54. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-dk-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  55. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-en-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  56. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-es-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  57. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-fr-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  58. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-hu-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  59. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-it-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  60. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-jp-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  61. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-nl-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  62. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-no-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  63. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-pl-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  64. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-pt-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  65. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-ptbr-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  66. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-sk-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  67. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-task-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  68. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-xmlrpcd-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  69. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-zidestore-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  70. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-zidestore-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  71. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-meta-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  72. ###### /SNIP #######

Ok, so now we have a directory filled up wit RPM’s. Many of these have a lot of dependancies, so the order of install is important. The script below has them in the correct order, so you can either use it as a reference to install them yourself, or just save the script in the directory that has all your RPM’s and run it. Your choice.

  1. ###### SNIP #######
  2. # InstallOpenGroupware.sh
  3. #!/sbin/sh
  4. rpm -Uvh ogo-gnustep_make-1.10.0-0.i386.rpm
  5. rpm -Uvh sope45-xml-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  6. rpm -Uvh sope45-xml-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  7. rpm -Uvh libfoundation11-1.1.3-r155.0.i386.rpm
  8. rpm -Uvh libfoundation11-devel-1.1.3-r155.0.i386.rpm
  9. rpm -Uvh sope45-core-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  10. rpm -Uvh sope45-core-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  11. rpm -Uvh sope45-mime-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  12. rpm -Uvh sope45-mime-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  13. rpm -Uvh sope45-appserver-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  14. rpm -Uvh sope45-appserver-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  15. rpm -Uvh sope45-gdl1-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  16. rpm -Uvh sope45-gdl1-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  17. rpm -Uvh sope45-ldap-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  18. rpm -Uvh sope45-ldap-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  19. rpm -Uvh sope45-ldap-tools-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  20. rpm -Uvh ogo-logic-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  21. rpm -Uvh ogo-logic-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  22. rpm -Uvh ogo-logic-tools-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  23. rpm -Uvh ogo-docapi-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  24. rpm -Uvh ogo-docapi-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  25. rpm -Uvh ogo-docapi-db-project-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  26. rpm -Uvh ogo-docapi-db-project-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  27. rpm -Uvh ogo-docapi-fs-project-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  28. rpm -Uvh ogo-docapi-fs-project-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  29. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-core-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  30. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-app-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm ogo-theme-default-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm ogo-webui-resource-en-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm ogo-webui-resource-de-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  31. rpm -Uvh ogo-environment-1.1.5-0.i386.rpm
  32. rpm -Uvh sope45-ical-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  33. rpm -Uvh sope45-ical-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  34. rpm -Uvh sope45-gdl1-postgresql-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  35. rpm -Uvh mod_ngobjweb-2.0.46-r1323.0.i386.rpm
  36. rpm -Uvh ogo-database-setup-1.1.5-0.i386.rpm
  37. rpm -Uvh ogo-pda-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  38. rpm -Uvh ogo-pda-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  39. rpm -Uvh ogo-theme-blue-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  40. rpm -Uvh ogo-theme-kde-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  41. rpm -Uvh ogo-theme-ooo-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  42. rpm -Uvh ogo-theme-orange-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  43. rpm -Uvh ogo-tools-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  44. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-calendar-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  45. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-contact-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  46. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-core-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  47. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-mailer-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  48. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-mailer-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  49. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-news-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  50. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-project-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  51. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-basque-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  52. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-dk-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  53. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-es-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  54. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-fr-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  55. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-hu-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  56. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-it-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  57. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-jp-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  58. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-nl-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  59. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-no-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  60. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-pl-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  61. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-pt-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  62. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-ptbr-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  63. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-sk-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  64. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-task-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  65. rpm -Uvh ogo-xmlrpcd-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  66. rpm -Uvh ogo-zidestore-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  67. rpm -Uvh ogo-zidestore-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  68. rpm -Uvh ogo-meta-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  69. ###### /SNIP #######

Some things to note about the install.

These all have to be done on one line or “rpm” will complain that it can’s resolve dependancies:
rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-app-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm ogo-theme-default-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm ogo-webui-resource-en-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm ogo-webui-resource-de-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm

ogo-database-setup-1.1.5-0.i386.rpm sets up your PostgreSQL database and database user for you. The output should look something like this:

Preparing...                     ########################################### [100%]
1:ogo-database-setup             ########################################### [100%]
PostgreSQL seems to be already initialized
and I can see it running:
PIDS used: 3456 3458 3459
We're on PostgreSQL 7 (7.4)
checking /var/lib/pgsql/data/postgresql.conf
need to patch /var/lib/pgsql/data/postgresql.conf for 7.4
backup current one to /var/lib/pgsql/data/postgresql.conf.20061213-153319
checking /var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_hba.conf
need to patch /var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_hba.conf for 7.4
backup current one to /var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_hba.conf.20061213-153319
The changes we've made require that we restart PostgreSQL...
Stopping postgresql service:    [  OK  ]
Starting postgresql service:      [  OK  ]
OK! PostgreSQL runs again: (3909 3911 3912)
creating database user: OGo
creating the database itself: OGo
we've successfully created both the user OGo and the raw database OGo
we'll now fill the database with the scheme itself
checking the logfile created during scheme rollin... 
removing log - not needed anymore

OK… Now everything is installed, and if you run the following command:

# /sbin/chkconfig –list | grep ogo

You should see the following output:

ogo-zidestore   0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
ogo-webui       0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
ogo-xmlrpcd     0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
ogo-nhsd        0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off

Now, let’s fire up these services:

# /sbin/service ogo-zidestore start
# /sbin/service ogo-webui start
# /sbin/service ogo-xmlrpcd start
# /sbin/service ogo-nhsd start

Everything should be up and running now, so you can grab a web browser and go to the following RUL:


You will be logged in as the root user, so make sure to change the password.

If you are using this system as a stand-alone server, you are pretty much all set. We needed to authenticate it against our central LDAP, and point it towards our IMAP server though, so I added the following lines to “/var/lib/opengroupware.org/.libFoundation/DefaultsNSGlobalDomain.plist”:

LSAuthLDAPServer = "ldapserver.domain.com";
LSAuthLDAPServerRoot = "dc=mydomain,dc=com";
imap_host = "imapserver.domain.com";
UseSkyrixLoginForImap = YES;

Make sure to put these lines at the end of the file, but before the closing braces.

The file should look something like this:

###### SNIP #######
"skyrix_id" = "server.domain.com";
LSConnectionDictionary = {
  databaseName = OGo;
  hostName = "";
  password = "";
  port = 5432;
  userName = OGo;
  LSNewsImagesPath = "/var/lib/opengroupware.org/news";
  LSNewsImagesUrl = "/ArticleImages";
  Languages = (
  TimeZoneName = GMT;
  WOHttpAllowHost = (
  LSAuthLDAPServer = "ldapserver.domain.com";
  LSAuthLDAPServerRoot = "dc=domain,dc=com";
  imap_host = "imapserver.domain.com";
  UseSkyrixLoginForImap = YES;
###### /SNIP #######

Since the system won’t let you authenticate the “root” user against the local database if your are using LDAP, you have to create a root user on your central LDAP.

Create an LDIF file called root.ldif like so:

###### SNIP #######
dn: uid=root,ou=People,dc=mydomain,dc=com
objectClass: organizationalPerson
objectClass: top
objectClass: posixAccount
objectClass: shadowAccount
uid: root
uidNumber: 0
gidNumber: 0
sn: Root
cn: Root
homeDirectory: /root
loginShell: /bin/bash
gecos: Root
###### /SNIP #######

Finally, run the following command to add the root user:

ldapadd -x -D "cn=Manager,dc=mydomain,dc=com" -W -f root.ldif"

You should now be authenticating against your central LDAP server. Have fun!