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Chapter 2

Installation

About this chapter

This chapter describes how to install Byte Designer for the various supported platforms.


Linux Linux/Solaris

PRE-INSTALL

Byte Designer will only work when an ODBC sub-system has been installed. You should also have an ODBC driver installed for each database type you want to connect to. Fortunately; all popular Linux distributions contain unixODBC - but it may not be installed by default. Use the package installer for your Linux system to ensure that you have unixODBC or iODBC installed. Some database drivers will come with your Linux distribution - others will have to be obtained from your database vendor.

INSTALL

Making applications available for Linux is made difficult by the fact that there are so many variations of Linux available. We have attempted to address this by making two types of installation methods (rpm and tar based);

1. ByteDesigner rpm/tar-ball package
2. nipdata support package ( rpm/tar-ball )

setup binary has to be executed first time after the product is installed, in order to setup the ODBC driver manager beeing used. We support both iODBC and unixODBC on Linux/Solaris. Changing beetwen them can be done running the setup again.
The rpm packages are only available on linux. The default install location for nipdata support package is /usr/local/nipdata. The rpm package should be used for those systems which support it (SuSE, Red Hat, Mandrake, etc) and the tar-ball should be used for all others( including unixes).

EXECUTE

You can execute Byte Designer from a terminal or from a desktop icon. The installation does not create a desktop icon automatically. Refer to your desktop documentation for information on how to do this. In anycase; it is usually a good idea to execute Byte Designer from a terminal the first time this is done - this allows any terminal errors or messages to be viewed and may be useful in determining any problems. To execute Byte Designer from a terminal simple change to the directory containing "byteDesigner" and execute like this; "./byteDesigner". You can also add Byte Designer install dir bin into the user/system PATH variable.



XP
Windows

PRE-INSTALL

Byte Designer will only work when an ODBC sub-system has been installed. You should also have an ODBC driver installed for each database type you want to connect to. Fortunately; an ODBC sub-system is installed by default. An added bonus is that a number of drivers are included. You should contact your database vendor if a driver does not exist for database.


INSTALL

Execute the installation and follow the provided steps.


EXECUTE

Upon completion of the install you will find any; programs, examples, and documentation in the destination directory, you may find a desktop icon, and you will find new menu items in your Start menu.



OSX
OSX

PRE-INSTALL

Byte Designer will only work when an ODBC sub-system has been installed. You should also have an ODBC driver installed for each database type you want to connect to. Check for latest fixes on the iODCB web site, www.iodbc.org if the default driver in your OSX version creates problems.

INSTALL

We deliver the package as the universal dmg build supporting all 4 architectures: i386, x86_64, ppc and ppc64. Open the dmg file as usual. You will find a package file in the resulting drive. Open the package to install the software.


note
The package was built to support OSX 10.5 (Leopard) and all later releases. We build against 10.5 SDK, in order to provide the powerpc binaries. Therefore; this program will not work on older versions of OSX.

EXECUTE

Byte Designer will be installed into the Applications folder. Use Finder to navigate to the Applications folder, find the program, and open it.