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Re: [Health] GNU Health Live CD 1.0.14 released

From: Maria Cecilia Santos Popper
Subject: Re: [Health] GNU Health Live CD 1.0.14 released
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:37:09 -0300

Hello Edgar!
Trust me... I've been there before and, as you suggest, I was tempted with formating my whole system just to get rid of the error messages! :)
The fact is that you really don't need to do this.
If you have a defective GNUHealth installation (let's say it was not fully installed or something went wrong and you want to start all over to document the process) I would just delete the users and user's folders.
I would definetely respect the order and users in which each part of the system should be installed, just to avoid confusion.
I'm not a SUSE expert, since I run GNU Health and Tryton on Mint and Debian, but if there is a SUSE distro available I would definetely go with it.You could tryt on a VM or a live cd, install any extra modules you like and then perform a full installation.

To install all the dependencies just go with the
sudo apt-get install package_name
(you would have to add the needed repository if neede though)

Remember, If you are using a new system (a 2012 or newer computer) you should disable fast boot and secure boot from your BIOS setpup, since that could be making the linux installation a bit more difficult! You can read more about this in just to get you aquainted with the concepts.

If there is anything else I could do, feel free to ask!


On Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 9:17 AM, Axel Braun <address@hidden> wrote:
Hello Edgar,

Am Freitag, 19. September 2014, 23:25:54 schrieb


> When I tried to update the ICD10 module in GNU Health with an de_AT version
> that I made on Transifex I realized that this update did not work, probably
> because I made the installation of the system with wrong users (root
> instead of gnuhealth at the wrong moment, and so on).
> So I had to delete the whole Linux system, with changing the disk management
> under Windows, and I had to delete Grub, the boot system.

Hmmm.... I doubt that you had to delete it all...but anyway, thats history now

> Then I installed OpenSuse again, I tried to meet the requirements as
> mentioned in but I
> still do not know how to install libsasl2-dev (.deb packages). And I did
> not manage to make a createdb with postgres as root-user.

Did you read and follow
as mentioned in the yellow box of the installation page?

> So my question is:
> would there be any possiblity to have a one-click-installation, that removes
> the old installing (or deletes the LINUX completely, if necessary) and then
> builds the system with everything necessary, that means user root, user
> gnuhealth, the Postgresql, Tryton and GNU health, everything with just a
> simple password for all (like "gnuhealth") that would be easy to change in
> the future when the system works?

Sounds fancy, but is not. 'removes the old installing' sounds dangerous, as
long you dont know exactly what you do.... And, as Cecilia mentoned before,
UEFI can be quite may better download a Linux-Distribution,
install alongside your W8.1 and get familiar with it first.

> Since I am not a LINUX expert I am a little bit afraid to try the installing
> procedure again because I did not forget the problems that I had.

As described in the link above, add 2 repos and run one command, that should
do it for you.

> But if it is not possible to have a one-click-installation I will try to use
> the new Live CD 1.0.14 with USB, first without deleting the current LINUX
> from the harddisk, but boot then from the USB stick and I will try to
> document all of my steps on the discussion sites of
> and
> (except if there would
> be a better place for this documentation).

You can run the live-CD as Virtualbox|VMware image as well, in your 'known'
environment, and later switch to a full-blown installation
Actually, the documentation of the VMWare image is on my to-do list.

HTH, otherwise feel free to ask!

Lic. Cecilia Santos Popper
Santa Fe
(0342) 154 440 615

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