Some basic install clarifications

Charles Sprickman spork at
Tue Aug 6 14:00:10 PDT 2002


I'm running Freeside 1.4.0 on FreeBSD 4.6, perl 5.005_03 using

I've followed the instructions, but I get a little lost down at the bottom
where one configures the users.  I understand that I must run the
"freeside-adduser" command to add the users to the htpasswd file and I'm
guessing this also adds an "internal" Freeside user.  I think I'm clear on

But after that I'm confused as to which user to use for the "fs_setup"
step.  Does it matter?  This command creates all the tables, but I'm
confused what the username has to do with it.

Also the next step "populate-msgcat" has me lost as well, I don't know
which user to supply or to do this for every Freeside user.

Lastly, when I run the startup script, I get the following message:

devel2]/usr/local/etc/rc.d # sh start
Starting freeside-queued: freeside-queued started with pid 2140
Starting fs_passwd_server: done.
Starting fs_signup_server: done.
[devel2]/usr/local/etc/rc.d # User nostart not found in mapsecrets! at
/usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.005/FS/ line 234.
User nostart not found in mapsecrets! at
/usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.005/FS/ line 234.

Do I add another user "nostart"?  Should the user that initially creates
the tables be a special user in any way?  Is this a user that also logs in
to the web interface?

Also, once I figure this out, I'd like to dump my config and start over.
What exactly needs to be done besides blasting away the db?



Charles Sprickman
spork at

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