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Redhat Interchange. I gave up

Can't even dream of having it proberly install



6:38 pm on Feb 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

I just gave it up. I couldn't install that "Interchange" e-commerce card. I don't know. Is it that tough to install or I miss something here??

Thanks Alex.


12:38 am on Mar 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I've been having the same experience lately. Wish I had root access!! One big problem was that the CPAN packages (the newer) Bundle::CPAN and Digest::MD5 were not installed. I got my web host to install Bundle::CPAN The Interchange setup told me to install Bundle::MD5 so I told this to the web host. They tried to install it but it doesn't exist, I checked it out and they're right. So I've requested that Digest::MD5 be added and also Bundle::Interchange just for the heck of it. There are other difficulties with installing and the best thing I think is to 'take notes' as you're going along and save alll warnings in an external file with cut and paste and then review that and try to figure out what went fubar. A cause of trouble has also been getting the MySql database to set up properly... on one of the servers I don't seem to need a password or username to run mysql... I just type mysql and whee hee. But Interchange requires this and when I add what *should* be my username and password the process fails. But don't fret I will not give up without a fight!! Anyone who has done a successful install please either post here or stickymail New_Alex and myself, thanks!


11:56 am on Mar 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

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A simple work around: Find a web host that has Interchange as part of the package.

Pretty common nowadays.


7:09 am on Mar 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the suggestion John. But I searched on the ol' goog for
interchange web host
and among the results I saw only one web host that caught my eye, UNIX web host. I like the name, no doubt... but expected to find more. I dunno, I am starting to like west host ;)

BTW, I have posted about interchange before and never has anyone admitted to getting it to work. I thought this would be a popular progie... All who support Red Hat please speak up :)


8:40 pm on Mar 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Wow. Is interchange unpopular due to the past security flaw (which has been fixed)?? Or is everyone just keeping silent to hide thier dirty little interchange secrets ;) ?????? Or maybe no one has ever gotten it to install :)


4:19 pm on Mar 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi Physics better send me an e-mail




7:47 pm on Mar 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I got the Interchange cart up running without root access. It is on a regular shared server account. It take a long time and a lot of reading and a lot of work to know the program and to keep the deamon running. The reward is all the nice features. I decided to go with Interchange because it was the only affordable program (free) which could keep track of inventory for each product option. If you don't need that then I will suggest oscommerce.com (use to be The exchange project). It is easy to install, have nice features also and don't take near the same time as Interchange to set up.


4:13 pm on Mar 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>If you don't need that then I will suggest oscommerce.com

Thanks MikeMike! Setup was a breeze compared to Akopia; even though there isn't really any documentation to speak of ;) I'll be playing with this now :)


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