LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-09-2005, 10:14 AM   #1
MarkieC
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 22

Rep: Reputation: 15
setting up a knowledge base


Hi All,

I have a box at work running RH9, and was wondering if there were any good simple and free knowledge base software packages that I could easily install and run on it. The Linux box has a static outside FTP address it is already setup as an FTP server.

Im a newbie to Linux so go easy on me!
 
Old 03-10-2005, 03:03 AM   #2
Fraudulent
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Stockolm, Sweden
Distribution: Novell SuSe Professional
Posts: 76

Rep: Reputation: 15
well, perhaps this is overkill but I really like eGroupWare. Check it out. It is a lot more than just a knowledgebase, so it might not suit you but have a look. Look at the demo site.
www.egroupware.org
 
Old 03-10-2005, 05:02 AM   #3
MarkieC
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 22

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Cheers, I'll take a look. A lot of these things seem to need MySQL server and Apache, does this need it too?

Also is groupware compatible with Red Hat 9 , is it free?
 
Old 03-10-2005, 06:43 AM   #4
vharishankar
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Posts: 3,142
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 121Reputation: 121
You could try a CMS (Content Management System) like Mambo, PostNuke, PHPNuke. A groupware option is phpGroupware. Most kb and CMS systems use a web-based interface at the client side so a web HTTP server like Apache is a must (even to run in a local machine).

These serve web pages dynamically generated using PHP from a databases, so you'd need a MySql or Postgresql server and Apache/with PHP support running. These applications can be run standalone an local machine and also in a local network environment. All of them are web server-side applications, meaning a browser is enough to run them on the client side.
 
Old 03-11-2005, 05:26 AM   #5
Fraudulent
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Stockolm, Sweden
Distribution: Novell SuSe Professional
Posts: 76

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by MarkieC
Cheers, I'll take a look. A lot of these things seem to need MySQL server and Apache, does this need it too?

Also is groupware compatible with Red Hat 9 , is it free?
Yes it needs apache, mysql and php (AMP).
Yes it is free and a very nice package. Easy to install and very active in development. If you check sourceforge you will see that it is one of the most active projects there. It is imho way ahead of most other groupware solutions.

But as Harishankar has already indicated, there are a lot of options. You could use any of the options in his reply too.
Look at the demo sites and find one you like.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
knowledge base associativity vmlinuz101 Programming 6 11-14-2005 11:11 AM
A practical knowledge base - queries / answers on linux knindumathy Linux - Newbie 6 09-01-2005 11:48 AM
Interesting Microsoft Knowledge base entry leadazide General 8 01-28-2005 12:52 PM
JDShelp Knowledge Base tadelste JDS 0 11-01-2004 04:59 PM
free knowledge base software Soma Linux - Software 3 01-23-2003 08:07 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:39 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration