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How to install moshell - Part 1

1. Installation for Unix (Solaris/Linux)

Prerequisite: Java Run-Time Environment 1.2.2 or higher must be installed on the workstation.

Put the on /tmp and unzip it.

Then run the install script:

cd /tmp
unzip -o
bash moshell_install

Moshell contains an automated upgrade engine. When prompted to enter the directory where you want to install moshell, it is recommended to enter the same directory as the previous revision of moshell. The automated upgrade engine will take care of copying all your custom files (jar/xml files, site files, etc.) across to the new revision.

For your safety the old revision gets moved to a different location so you can still access it if needed. To run moshell, type moshell on the command line.

If the required jar files are not on the workstation, they will be fetched automatically from the node. That’s it.

2. Installation for Windows (using Cygwin)

Note Go directly to step 13, MoShell Installation, if you have already installed and configured Cygwin previously.

Prerequisite: Java Run-Time Environment 1.2.2 or higher must be installed on the workstation. Java 1.3.1_15 or 1.3.1_16 is recommended because it uses the least amount of memory and supports all features on MoShell. When running on Windows, Moshell uses a unix emulator known as Cygwin.

2.4.1 Getting and installing cygwin

1. Go to the website
2. Click on Install Now
3. Save the setup.exe file, then execute it.
4. Choose Install from internet, click Next

5. Root Directory C:\cygwin (It is not recommended to choose a different directory, especially if it contains spaces)

IMPORTANT: Default Text File Type should be set to UNIX (NOT DOS !!! otherwise ftp transfers get corrupted). Then click Next.

6. Select Internet Connection: put the proxy settings (generally use IE5 settings works with ESOE PCs). Click Next.

7. Select Packages: Add the following packages: • under Archive select unzip • under Interpreters select perl • under Net select inetutils, openssh, and openssl • under Shells select rxvt • optional: under Editors select vim (if you want to be able to edit files with vi)

8. Click Next, install will start

9. In the directory C:\Cygwin ,double-click on the file cygwin.bat. This will startup the Cygwin window and create some files. Now close the Cygwin window. 

 Open an editor and edit the file cygwin.batch (MS-DOS Batch file) – click right button

Delete the line: bash --login -i. At the end of the file add the following (replace xxxx with your user id):  

set USER=xxxx 
set HOME=/home/xxxx 
set SHELL=/bin/bash 
rxvt -sl 65000 -e /bin/bash --login -i  

IMPORTANT: Make sure that there are no spaces at the end of the lines otherwise the windows environment variables don’t get set correctly and your .Xdefaults file will not be read (meaning that rxvt looks horrible!).  

10. Open the file C:\Cygwin\etc\profile in a text editor and add the following 6 lines at the end of the file (replace xxx with your user id!):  

export USER=xxxx 
export HOME=/home/xxxx 
export SHELL=/bin/bash 
mkdir -p $HOME 
cd $HOME 
source $HOME/.bashrc 

11. Edit the file C:/Cygwin/etc/passwd in a text editor and make sure that there is a row with your username and home directory. If the home directory (found towards the end of the line) looks like /cygdrive/h then replace this with /home/youruserid (replace youruserid with your user id!!). This is needed for ssh to function properly.