Swisscenter (PowerPC)

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Waht on earth is Swisscenter?

Contents

Requirements

You will need to install:

  1. PPC Tools
  2. Update Grep (if you use Openlink)
  3. MySQL
  4. Apache
  5. GD
  6. PHP

Installation

Create a swisscenter directory in apache's DocumentRoot (/mnt/opt/apache/htdocs) : ((note I did not change it as in the docs e.g share/www))

mkdir /mnt/opt/apache/htdocs/swisscenter

Download Swisscenter into previously created directory

cd /mnt/opt/apache/htdocs/swisscenter
wget http://www.swisscenter.co.uk/downloads/swisscenter.zip

Unzip the downloaded file

unzip swisscenter.zip

Change user:group

chown -R nobody:nogroup /mnt/opt/apache/htdocs/swisscenter

Restart apache

/mnt/opt/apache/bin/apachectl restart

Run it

Go to your Swisscenter on your Linkstation

http://<IPAdddress>/swisscenter

Hopefully you will see this message

   You have not created a database.

Please use the Configuration Utility to create a database


Now goto Swisscenter config on your Linkstation

http://<IPAdddress>/swisscenter/config

and hopefully you'll see this:


Swisscenter01.JPG

Set up the databases and point it to your media and you should be away! In order to be able to get weather forecasts, internet radio and updates you will need to

vi /mnt/opt/apache/htdocs/swisscenter/base/server.php

and add change

if ( $sock = @fsockopen('66.249.87.99', 80, $temp, $temp, 0.5)) // www.google.com

to

if ( $sock = @fsockopen('google.com', 80, $temp, $temp, 0.5)) // www.google.com

Once it's configured

http://<IPAdddress>/swisscenter

and you should see this:

Swisscenter02.JPG

Troubleshooting

In the event of something not working as it should, do this and ask for help

Create a file to see your php settings

vi /mnt/opt/apache/htdocs/swisscenter/config/test_php.php 

and put this in it

<?
phpinfo();
?>

It should output your PHP settings when you try to reach it, check for MySQL support

 http://<LinkstationIP>/swisscenter/config/test_php.php 

Create a file to check you MySQL settings

vi /mnt/opt/apache/htdocs/swisscenter/config/test_mysql.php 

and put this in it

<?
echo mysql_pconnect('swiss','swisscenter','swisscenter');
?>

Try and access it and see what it gives you

http://<LinkstationIP>/swisscenter/config/test_mysql.php 

Updates

I installed recently and had to deviate as detailed below: - During mysql installation: cp support-files/my-small.cnf /etc/my.cnf The file my-small.cnf is too slow, try my-medium.cnf

In /mnt/opt/apache/conf/httpd.conf

Change: DirectoryIndex index.html index.php to get php files run by web server by default

Change: Port 8000 LinkTheater needs the server on port 8000

In /mnt/opt/apache/htdocs Move: all files from /mnt/opt/apache/htdocs/swisscenter to /mnt/opt/apache/htdocs It seems that swisscenter assumes it's the root

Remove: index.html* so that index.php will be picked up, could probably change order of DirectoryIndex instead

php must be in the path for media scanning to work ln -s /mnt/opt/php4/bin/php /usr/bin/php

apache 1.3.xx does not support larger than 2 gig files using apache 2 require php changes --with-apxs2 instead of --with-apxs Now videos won't stream at all - fix this by uncommenting EnableSendfile off

Screenshots

These are on a pc so it doesn't show up quite right.

Today's Weather Week's Weather Change City Internet Radio Internet Radio Listen to Music Browse Video


More screenshots can be seen from here

Bauldrick