Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Knowledge Tree (Open source File Management System)

Introductions:

Offices management almost requires an automated systems for an easy and fast transactions , a lot of files :contain different contents;name all of those and probably we will mention as many as we can(oh bulky files: receipt,appointment, voucher,cheque,release , issuance ,salaries and many to mentions-as I said).Hey, this great importance of file managements system sometimes or if not most of the times are not being adopted in the traditional work-flow of a local/common offices so why ?Well, despite the fact of such reasons behind necessity , still offices cant afford to implement the said system.Simply because , it involves huge amount of budget,or of course a financial buffer .Either purchasing it or paying for an IT programmers to have a defined or customized built in systems that will certainly suit s the requirements of office working flow -still needs huge capital.

But that not ends our aim to acquire such system, why? just an open-source will give(save) us a simple remedy ;and it is free for anybody who wanted to use it.

So ambitious as we are(no just trying),this techno blog will teach you a simple procedures the How-to of deploying free File Management system-yes brother its free.Just follow the steps and download each software packages (before I forgot your old PC can perform as an alternative sever for your DBase).Before proceeding , this tutorial will be using a Knowledge Tree Community Edition file management software.

KnowledgeTree
is a provider of online document management software. The product makes use of the cloud computing platform from Amazon EC2. KnowledgeTree’s features — including workflow, document alerts and version control — are designed to help organizations manage business processes around documents in addition to enabling file sharing among teams. The service is available on a subscription basis.

There is also a free, open source community edition that is written in PHP and uses the Apache Web Server and MySQL database management system. A multi-platform installer provides end-users with a one-click install of both the underlying LAMP or WAMP stack and the application itself.

KnowledgeTree is a US company with headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina. The company also has an office in Cape Town, South Africa.


Then let us try it for free!

Requirements:
Open Source OS
FreeBSD ,Ubunto, Fedora 1X ,CentOS ,OpenSuse
Open Source Software:
  • Knowledge Tree Community Editions (3.7)
  • PHP 5.2.x
  • PHP LDAP extension (if LDAP or ActiveDirectory integration is required)
  • PHP Exif extension (if header extraction from JPEG and TIFF files is required)
  • PHP mbstring extension (functions for multi-byte character sets)
  • PHP mysql extension (interface to mysql database from php)
  • PHP json extension (functions for working with json structures)
  • PHP fileinfo extension (functions for resolving mime types of documents)
  • MySQL Server, Client, and PHP libraries, version 5.1 or above
  • Apache 2.0 or above
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.5+ (Required for Apache POI and Lucene)
  • pstotext (required for indexing of postscript files)
  • OpenOffice 2.4+ (required for PDF conversion)
  • Info-Zip (required for extracting contents of zip files)


Methodology:

Download the packages
PHP(version 5)
root@localhost# sudo apt-get install gcc*
root@localhost# sudo apt-get install php-devel
root@localhost# sudo apt-get install php-mysql
root@localhost# sudo apt-get install php-pecl-json
root@localhost# sudo apt-get install php-pear
root@localhost# sudo apt-get install pecl/json

To enable exif-support configure PHP
with --enable-exif

To enable LDAP support configure in PHP
--with-ldap[=DIR]
root@localhost# sudo apt-get install libmime-devel
root@localhost# sudo apt-get install libmagic-dev
root@localhost# sudo apt-get install file-devel
root@localhost# sudo /usr/local/php5/bin/pecl install fileinfo
root@localhost# sudo pecl install Fileinfo


To enable MBstring in PHP
-enable -mbstring --enable-mbregex
root@localhost# sudo apt-get install libmbfl*

root@localhost# sudo apt-get install php-mbstring
root@localhost# sudo apt-get install pstotext*
root@localhost# sudo apt-get install Openoffice*
root@localhost# sudo apt-get install info-zip*


MYSQL
APACHE

JAVA JRe (1.5)
root@localhost# sudo apt-get install jre*

Remarks:
Hints:
I was a little bit stuck not because I miss info's in the process but that I accidentally deleted that "dpkg" in Ubunto(my distro for a moment).So,I could not used to install(terrible!) ,yet I stumbled and solved it -atlast!
The error??
Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (100)

The solutions:
Create a Director where to store the new dpkg package
root@localhost# mkdir /tmp/dpkg
root@localhost# cd /tmp/dpkg

Now download the package
root@localhost# wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/d/dpk g/dpkg_1.15.5.6ubuntu4_i386.deb
root@localhost# wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/d/dpkg/dpkg_1.15.5.6ubuntu4_amd64.deb

Extract the compressed files
root@localhost# ar x dpkg*.deb data.tar.gz
root@localhost# tar xfvz data.tar.gz ./usr/bin/dpkg

Copy the the bin files to "/usr/bin"
root@localhost# sudo cp ./usr/bin/dpkg /usr/bin/

Update the Ubunto dpkg pakckage
root@localhost# sudo apt-get update
root@localhost# sudo apt-get install --reinstall dpkg


Conclusions:

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful blog & good post.Its really helpful for me, awaiting for more new post. Keep Blogging!


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