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LoadBalancer installation

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LoadBalancer installation
Administratorís guide

Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Arch & compiler overview
  3. Requirements
  4. Uncompress distro
  5. Choose install directory
  6. Configuring Makefile
  7. Compiling and installing
  8. Bugs & Support

Introduction

This document describes the required steps for compiling and installing the LoadBalancer software in a linux system.

Arch & compiler overview

LoadBalancer has been developed using a g++ 2.95.2 version. Also, It has been tested in a 2.95.3 version, and it works. My libc library version is 2.1.3. The distribution is a Debian potato 2.2. Finally, my arch is a intel 686 processor, with a 2.2.17 kernel.

Requirements

The developement platform is a linux (intel) box, so if you plan to migrate this library to other platform, please send me the patches to include them in the main developement tree.

You need at least the 2.95.2 g++ compiler, a gnu makefile and the linux threads installed. Also, you need the following libraries installed in your system:

Uncompress distro

The first thing is uncompress the distribution in a directory. For example, I will use the /tmp directory:

        halt% tar xfz lb-0_5.tar.gz 
        halt% cd lb_0_5
        halt% pwd
        /tmp/lb_0_5
        halt%

Ok, remember this directory, because we need it in the following step.

Choose install directory

We have to plan where to install the program. I usually create a directory in my home, called ídevelí; but it is fine to install it under the /usr/local

In this example, I choose as install directory /home/assman/devel. So I create it first:

        halt% mkdir /home/assman/devel

Configuring Makefile

Now we go to the lb directory and edit the Makefile file. In the example, the lb directory is /tmp/lb_0_5 so:

        halt% cd /tmp/lb_0_5
        halt% vi Makefile

First, we find the first variable in the file, BASEDIR and set up to the LoadBalancer (lb) directory:

        export BASEDIR=/tmp/lb_0_5

Second, we find the second variable, INSTALLDIR, and set up to the installation directory:

        INSTALLDIR=/home/assman/devel

Third, we need to point to the required libraries header files, so find the variable LIBTOOL_INCLUDE and point it to this place. For ease of use, you should install all of these libraries under the same directory, (e.g. /usr/local) if you donít do that, you need to include by hand all the directories for the libraries and the include files. In this example, I assume that all the libraries are installed under /home/assman/devel/include, so I setup this variable in the Makefile:

        export LIBTOOL_INCLUDE = /home/assman/devel/include

Compiling and installing

Now issue a ímakeí command to compile all the elements of the program, and to build it. If no problem is found, you can install it in the choosed directory. Note that you need to have write permissions in this directory, so you should become root if you want to install it in a system directory (e.g. /usr/local). Now, issue a ímake installí. This will copy and create all the links and required files.

Before using LoadBalancer you need to setup the variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH to point to the directory where the required libraries reside. In case you donít want to setup this variable by hand, you can add the directory(es) into the /etc/ld.so.conf file and run a ldconfig; else, you have to setup this variable, for example:

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/home/assman/devel

After that, you have to configure it editing the configuration file (see the configuration instructions) and then, you can run LoadBalancer issuing the following command:

/usr/local/bin/loadb -c /etc/loadb.conf
Assuming you are installed LoadBalancer into /usr/local/bin, and you have created the configuration file in /etc/loadb.conf.

Bugs & support

This program has been in-deep tested, but some bugs can arised. Also, you can have some ideas, or improvements for this one. Please send me an email if you found some bug, if you need support installing this program, of if you port it to a different platform. Thanks for your help.

Published at 18/09/2003 21:47:49
Last Updated 08/12/2003 20:25:07
By Juan M. Casillas




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