It is better for system integrity to use your distribution's precompiled packages when they are available. apt-get install libxml-simple-perl apt-get install libcompress-zlib-perl apt-get install libdbi-perl apt-get install libdbd-mysql-perl apt-get install libapache-dbi-perl apt-get install libnet-ip-perl apt-get install libsoap-lite-perl cpan -i XML:: Entities If a precompiled package is not available for your distribution, you can download the package source from and build it on your system (make and C compiler must be available).

It's a generic data which allows you to sort the new computers (geographical site, first floor, john room....).

If you don't want this functionality, just let it blank. If you encounter any errors while upgrading, restore your database, then upgrade My SQL server to version 4.1.20 or higher. To upgrade web communication server and administration console, you must follow instructions as described in Installing management server.

Setup prompts you if you wish to set Communication server up on this computer. Enter or validate path to Apache include configuration directory.

Enter “y” or validate to set Communication server up, “n” to skip Communication server installation. This is the directory where is stored Apache configuration for specific modules.

You don’t need to update Perl modules if not required in the release notes.

Then, just point your favorite browser to URL “ and it will run the upgrade process to ensure that your database schema and default data are up to date.

Otherwise, you can rerun configuration process by browsing (this must be used when upgrading OCS Inventory management server).

Note: If your default collation is UTF8, you will see some errors regarding KEY too long in some tables, see here for some workarounds:

Generally, this directory is Warning: Do not add content to apache main configuration file if it is not a fresh install!

You must manually copy content of the local file created by setup into apache main configuration file, replacing existing configuration.

################################################################################ # # OCS Inventory NG Communication Server Perl Module Setup # # Copyleft 2006 Pascal DANEK # Web: # This code is open source and may be copied and modified as long as the source # code is always made freely available.