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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Updated server packages

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Updated server packages
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 22:29:08 +0200
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This all-in-one package applies to Windows, right ?


On Sat, Sep 19, 2009 at 09:44:47PM +0200, Hilbert, Sebastian wrote:

> Not everyone is a computer wiz. Moreover it seems that a lot of people are 
> interested in GNUmed. Many of them do not handle the installation very well. 
> While technically sound the installation up to this day required that you 
> took 
> the time to learn a bit about PCs and Operating systems. Over time we were 
> drawn into a conversation along the lines 'Everyone else has an easier 
> installation'. Engaging the user into a technical discussion is often 
> pointless.
> In the end I have decided to give the user what he or she wants. The current 
> client and server installation packages now bring along everything needed. 
> This has been the case for the client for quite some time and it has been 
> largely successful.
> Now the same is true for the server. GNUmed relies on the high quality 
> database server PostgreSQL. It has always been the case that the 
> administrator 
> had to install and configure PostgreSQL. Most users are not administrator and 
> failed right there. I therefore decided to take care of the PostgreSQL 
> installation.
> The advantage is that boostraping now runs without user interaction. The 
> disadvantage is that I had to set a default password for the postgres 
> account. 
> I repeat I had to set a default password for the postgres account.
> If you prefer to configure everything yourself (like you should) you still 
> can.
> Sebastian
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