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
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:
rootto install the files. After installation is complete, set the permissions so that only
rootcan modify the files but all others can read and/or execute them. See
chmodin your system manual, or type
man chmodfor information on setting permissions.
prolifics), then log in as that user and perform the installation. This allows whomever has access to the
prolifics login account to control ownership, permissions, and modifications. This approach accommodates systems for which access to the root account is tightly controlled.
After deciding who is going to own the XMLink files ( Installing XMLink on UNIX requires you to copy the distribution from the delivered media.
Determining File Location
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
\Program Files\Prolifics\XMLink, where
C is the letter of the drive where you are installing XMLink.
How to Install from CD-ROM
After deciding who is going to own the XMLink files (
Installing XMLink on UNIX requires you to copy the distribution from the delivered media.
rootor with the login you are using for the installation.
/usr/prolificsdirectory by typing the following.
/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
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.
dis the letter of the drive from which you are installing).