smartsuite_linux

Yes…SmartSuite Software is supported to run on Linux Operating System. We have been receiving queries on the same from some people who have doubted smartsuite software compatibility with the linux operating system. The very first thing you must know is that SmartSuite Software is an open source application. Being an open source application, it is supported to run on any operating system, at present runs well on both windows and linux operating system.

The installation of smartsuite software on Linux is very similar to what we perform on Windows based operating system. The only difference lies with the file system where unlike windows there is no executable file as such. So, instead of clicking on the setup and moving ahead with the installation, you have to manually place all required installation files in the www directory of linux operating system. The default location for www directory is –

/var/www

Incase if you are unable to locate the same, you can type in the required command in the linux console to find the same. The default command for the same is -

locate

Using ‘locate’ command, you can make a quick search for any directory which is located under Linux OS. The locate command is often the simplest and quickest way to find the locations of files and directories on Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

The basic syntax for locate is:

    locate [options] name(s)

When used without any options, locate displays every absolute pathname for which the user has access permission that contains any of the names of files and/or directories that are provided to it as arguments (i.e., input data).

Once you have copied your smartsuite installation files and folders to the WWW directory of your Linux OS, you can then follow the same installation steps as being carried out while installing the smartsuite software on Windows OS. Type in the following in your linux browser address bar –

http://localhost/smartsuite/install

and then move on till your installation gets completed.

You can follow smartsuite installation instructions from the pdf manual which is supplied with smartsuite installation package. Also, please make sure you are connected to the internet before installing the software. You may face problems while installing ioncube on your linux server and so here is a manual to do the same without any issue -

http://www.crucialp.com/resources/tutorials/server-administration/how-to-howto-ioncube-loader.php

Once you have followed all of the above instructions and the instructions in the manual correctly, you should be able to install smartsuite software on your system easily without any problem..!

Let us know if you still have any issues with the installation. Mail your queries here – aks@bioenabletech.com