Install Instructions - Enthral BBS
There are two ways to install Enthral. The manual way (which some people enjoy since they get a kick out of having full control) and the automated way via the install.pl script.
We have detailed instructions for both steps as well as an auto update scripts that will update and compile your current Enthral install via the svn.
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For those of you that would rather have every dependancy and the sysop name/ bbs name changed in the code for you we have an automated perl script that will do all the heavy lifting for you. If you interested in having your system do everything for you, all you need to do is run the following:
You need to have perl installed on your system to use the install script.
Remember things are still very incomplete so still there are not a lot of options for many things, but I'm working on it.. :)
You can get the source through svn thanks to Netsurge.
$ svn --username svn co http://svn.enthralbbs.com/source /your/path/enthral
If it asks for a password just hit ENTER or leave it blank.
Before you can compile you need the Husky SMAPI lib, this is for jam message support.
You can get the latest 2.4 RC5 from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/husky/
*Note, Some people have had problem with 2.4, if you get crashes in message scanning, please switch to 2.2-Stable Release.
Go into the source directory, rename makefile.lnx to Makefile (case sensitive) and run make. This will generate the libsmapilnx.a which is needed by the bbs, copy this to the src directory for enthral and your all set.
You have to edit the config.ini file located in the ini folder. Here you will add the handle/username of your sysop user. It should match exactly case and all. Soon there will be a user editor where you can assign a sysop flag.
Now that we have made all the necessary changes to the code, we can now run configure and make. At a shell just type the following:
$ ./configure && make
We still have two small binaries to build to ensure that Enthral runs nice and smooth. Stats is used to generate top callers and posters and Snoop allows you to see what's going on when a user is logged in.
Stats is located in src/stats. You will need to change the path statement in main.cpp to match the path of your enthral setup. Inside of main.cpp change the following line to your path.
Line 19 - PATH = "/home/merc/enthral/src/";
Once you have made the change run the following at a prompt to compile stats.
$ g++ -o stats main.cpp process2.cpp userdat.cpp
You will also need to edit [CommandRec009] in src/menu/logon.txt to the proper location of the stats binary we just compiled.
Snoop allows you to see what a user is doing while logged into your Enthral BBS. It gives you the ability to keep an eye on what people are up to.
Go to the src/snoop directory and execute the following from a prompt.
$ g++ -o snoop snoop.cpp
The first thing you'll want to do it connect to the bbs, and create your sysop user, the name should match exactly what you updated in the config.ini file in the ini directory.
Now once your at the main menu, go into the Message menu and hit * to go into the message forum editor. Only the user that has been listed in the Set SYSOP_NAME section of config.ini will be able to edit the message areas.
You will want to create an email area as your first area, and a system announcements as your second area. Your system annoucements area must be named "system" (no quotes) to ensure that only a sysop can post in it. This will be fixed later on.
After these 2 areas, you can create general message and as many areas as you like.
Once you are done creating your areas, hit C to compile them.
Once everything is compiled and working, you'll want to setup xindetd, and telnetd to login to the bbs. If your unsure how to set either one of them up, send me a message and i'll email you some sample scripts.
Your all done.
If you have any questions feel free to email me or Netsurge and we'll try to help you out.
There is a script in the root dir called update.pl. This script will automatically update your to the latest build via svn and replace all the instances of the default sysop and bbs name in the source code. It will also run configure, make clean, and make for you. This should make updating your installation a lot easier.
One last note
You can also add |IP MCI Code for ip address in the matrix ansi file, i took this out while I was hunting a bug a while back and forgot to add it back in.. ;)
You can always pop into #enthral on irc.bbs-scene.org and ask for help. I try to pop in nightly and answer any questions, but you can also chat with Netsurge, Esc, and even pook who have also setup the bbs for testing.