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How to install SysAid in (K)Ubuntu linux

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In my last post called Keeping an eye on the companies goods I commented about a very useful program called SysAid. I previously used it under RedHat Fedora core 4 where it worked quite well. Installing it was a bit of a hassle and this was where I sampled the superb technical support of the SysAid team.

Now as (k)ubuntu is arguably the worlds most popular linux distribution at the moment I thought I will do my bit and describe how to install SysAid under (k)ubuntu. Actually as it is a java based application it should work under any linux system provided the dependant programs are installed and working properly.

First we need to install the supporting packages. SysAid needs tomcat5 and sun java installed to run properly. Those packages also need other supporting packages but the debian package system takes care of those automatically. Using your favourite package manager program you can install the packages "sun-java5-jdk" and "tomcat5". I used both the GUI "adept manager" and console based "aptitude" to install them. Depending on the state of your machine it will want to download up to 80Mb and use 146Mb of disk space. The sun java package will want you to agree to its license which of course you will have to do to continue.

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