Installing the Server Software
1. Make a copy of your current UNIX installation first, to ensure you have a backup.
Rename your current Palace directory, and install the new server into a directory
with your old Palace directory name. Do *not* start the UNIX Palace server yet.
2. Move the new UNIX Palace server s
files out of
the new Palace server s
directory. Copy your
files to that location (
3. Review your
file for accuracy if you don t use some of the default
settings. Replacing the new
file with your old one is not
recommended since some upgrades do add new fields that would not be in your
4. Copy your old media into
5. Copy any Java avatars you customized from your old avatars directory to
6. Start your new Palace server. Your new
created automatically from your current settings.
To install the UNIX server software
After you download your files to install, do the following:
1. Uncompress the Palace Source Files. The Palace files are distributed in
format. The first step therefore is to uncompress the tar image file by running
% gunzip filename
differs from platform to platform. The general format of
server version cpu vendor OS.tar.gz.
pserver 4.4.1 iAPX32 linux.tar.gz
is the standard compression software used for distributing UNIX
software on the Internet. If you don t already have it, you can download source
or any of the GNU mirror sites.
Precompiled versions are available from a number of places, including:
2. Extract the Palace Files. The preceding step produces a single tar file roughly three
megabytes in size. To extract the Palace files from this file, use the
command. For example:
% tar xf pserver 4.4.1 iAPX32 linux.tar
3. Run the Installation Script. The files obtained from the previous step will include
a script called
. This script, which varies slightly from UNIX to UNIX,
installs the Palace binaries, scripts and multimedia assets on your computer:
UNIX Palace Server Guide