Using XMLink

Chapter 2. Installing XMLink

Contents of the Installation Package

Hardware and Software Requirements

XMLink requires a maximum of 2.1 MB of disk space, of which 1.5 MB is for online documentation.

In addition to XMLink, you need:

Installing XMLink on UNIX

Implementing File Protection

Once they are installed, the files distributed with XMLink should not be modified except under special circumstances. To prevent inadvertent changes to the files, we recommend that write-access to them be limited to a system administrator or a specially created prolifics login, and that general users be allowed only read-access.

Two suggested ways of implementing the above recommendations are:

Determining File Location

After deciding who is going to own the XMLink files (root or a dummy login ID), determine where they will be installed. Do not change this directory once it is set up because users are likely to embed the directory name in makefiles, shell scripts, and so forth. The default installation directory on UNIX is /usr/prolifics. On Windows the default directory is C:\Program Files\Prolifics\XMLink, where C is the letter of the drive where you are installing XMLink.

How to Install from CD-ROM

Installing XMLink on UNIX requires you to copy the distribution from the delivered media.

  1. Log in as root or with the login you are using for the installation.
  2. At the command line, type the following.
    mkdir /usr/prolifics
  3. Go to the /usr/prolifics directory by typing the following.
    cd /usr/prolifics
  4. Mount the CD-ROM device as /cdrom.
  5. In /usr/prolifics, to uncompress and extract the contents of the Panther distribution, type the following.
    zcat < /cdrom/CompressedTarFilename | tar -xvf -

    For XMLink 3.0, the tar file name is tconn30.tar.Z.

When XMLink software is loaded, your regular prompt is displayed.

Installing XMLink on Windows

XMLink is supplied in compressed form on CD-ROM along with a Windows-based setup program.

How to Run the Setup Program

  1. Insert the CD-ROM in the appropriate drive.
  2. If the setup program does not start automatically, choose StartRun. In the Run dialog box, type d:\setup (where d is the letter of the drive from which you are installing).
  3. Choose to install XMLink. The setup program guides you through the steps to install the software.