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Building Metacat from cvs on Windows XP
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Matthew Perry
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10/24/2006
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Note: This is not intended to be a complete, step-by-step tutorial but rather a general overview of the process along with some specific "gotchas" that I encountered along the way.
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Download and Install via the standard windows installers:
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  Postgresql 8.1
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  Java 1.5 JDK
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  TortiseCVS 
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Download Tomacat5.5 windows installer and install to C:\tomcat5 (or another directory w/out spaces)
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Download ant 1.6.5-bin and extract to C:\ant
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Set environment variables (ctl panel > System > Advanced > Environment Variables). 
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 ANT_HOME => C:\ant
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 JAVA_HOME => C:\Program_Files\jdk1.5.0_09
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 PATH => { THE EXISTING PATH };C:\Program_Files\jdk1.5.0_09\bin;C:\ant\bin;C:\Program Files\TortoiseCVS
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 CVS_RSH => C:\Program Files\TortoiseCVS\TortoisePlink
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Use pgadmin to 
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* Create a new user named 'metacat'
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* Create a new database named 'metacat', owned by user 'metacat',  with UTF8 Encoding
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Download the cvs version of metacat
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    cd c:\worskpace
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    cvs -d:ext:{ USER }@cvs.ecoinformatics.org:/cvs co metacat
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    cvs -d:ext:{ USER }@cvs.ecoinformatics.org:/cvs co utilities
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    cd metacat
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Adjust build.properties
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  # Tomcat Properties
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  tomcat=C:/tomcat5
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  deploy.dir=C:/tomcat5/webapps
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  # Server Properties
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  config.hostname=localhost
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  config.port=8080
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  # Metacat database user and password and location of file stores
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  user=metacat
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  password=metacatpass
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  datafilepath=C:/workspace/metacat-data
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  inlinedatafilepath=C:/workspace/metacat-inline-data
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  # give username for CVS access to retrieve latest EML
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  cvsroot=:ext:perry@cvs.ecoinformatics.org:/cvs
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Run 
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  ant clean install 
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Create tables
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  "C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.1\bin\psql.exe" -U metacat -W -h localhost -f build/src/xmltables-postgres.sql metacat
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Register schemas with metacat db
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  ant register-schemas
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If all went well, you should be able to point your browser to http://localhost:8080/knb and see the default metacat skin
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