(webace is available by ftp)
For instructions on how to compile acedb, see the
acedb installation guide.
Refer to the installation guide for
specifically the section on installing aceserver to run as inetd daemon.
See the aceclient
documentation for instructions on how to compile aceclient as an extension to perl 5.
Included in this distribution are three source files modified from the standard
acedb release, to make a variant of giface. This program produces gif images
of the graphical displays in acedb. If your database does not make use of these
displays, there is no need for giface, or the included cgi-bin scripts, display
Note: because some source files have been modified to build giface, you should
save the originals. Do not use the modified files to compile xace, tace, or any
acedb program other than giface.
To compile giface:
Simply copy the files from the cgi-bin in this distribution to your cgi-bin, and make
sure that they are executable. You may need to edit the first line of the file to
point to the proper perl executable (with aceclient compiled in). Note that these
cgi scripts use Lincoln Stein's
perl module, which you must also install.
Move the acelib directory into a directory in perl's search path (such as /usr/local/lib/perl).
To find out the diretories perl checks for library files, try perl -e 'print join(" ", @INC) . "\n";'
At the minimum, you will have to edit acelib/hostinfo.pl and acelib/dbinfo to provide
the information required by the cgi-bin scripts; their contents should be self-explanatory.
Further, you may wish to add a set of markup rules to add links from objects in your
database(s) to other sources on the web. You can have a global set of rules in
acelib/global_markup.pl, and each database can have its own set of rules in wspec/markup.pl.
The basic format for these rules is described in
A World-Wide Web Server for ACEDB based on Tace.
- copy the .c files in wwwsrc to the bin.$ACEDB_MACHINE directory
- copy the makefile to wmake
- type 'make giface'
The script opt2emr.pl included in this release parses models.wrm, and for any
class which makes use of a graphical display, a rule that generates a 'view graphic'
link is automatically made for that class. Just type opt2emr.pl > wspec/markup.pl.
If you would like to make further customizations, contact
for how to implement the desired feature.