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FP2000: Installing FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions to Netscape UNIX Server

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This article provides an example of how to install the FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions to the Netscape Enterprise Server. It is intended to be an example for you to follow. You may have customized settings and permissions that are different than the examples provided.

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The steps listed in this article are appropriate for installing to a Netscape Enterprise Server that has never had the server extensions and for upgrading from FrontPage 98 to FrontPage 2000.

The first step is to download the Server Extensions. You need to download two files for the install, FP40.platform.tar.Z and installation script.

After you download the files, copy them to /usr/local. Make sure the file is in the format FP40.platform.tar.Z. Sometimes, downloading the file can cause it to be renamed incorrectly to FP40_platform_tar.Z. If this occurs, rename the file to its original name. For instance, mv fp40_solaris_tar.Z fp40.solaris.tar.Z

Before going further, you need to gather some information and prepare for the install.

  1. Determine the user and group that will own the content area of the Web site. You will be asked for this information during the install.

    For the sample install, a new user and group were created.

    User - webuser
    Group - webgroup
  2. Determine the location of your Magnus.conf file for your Web server. You will be asked for its location when installing the server extensions.

Now that you have all of the information, you are ready to install the Server Extensions. You can now run the installation script, which will install the Server Extensions. Make sure your permissions are adequate to run the script and that you are logged in as root.


  1. Run ./
  2. Are you satisfied with your backup of the system (y/n): choose y
  3. FrontPage extensions directory [/usr/local/frontpage]: press Enter to accept the default.
  4. Do you want to install a root web (y/n): choose y
  5. Server config filename: /usr/netscape/suitespot/https-server/config/magnus.conf

    This is the configuration file Magnus.conf for your virtual server. Your location of the Magnus.conf may be different than the example.
  6. FrontPage Administrator's user name: testuser

    This is a non-UNIX account that will be used by FrontPage to open the Web site.
  7. UNIX user name of the owner of this new web:[] webuser

    This is the UNIX account that will own the content area of the FrontPage Web.
  8. UNIX group of this new web:[] webgroup

    This is the UNIX group that will own the content area of the FrontPage Web.
  9. What type of server is this: 5

    5 is selected because this is a Netscape Enterprise Server.
  10. FrontPage Administrator's Password: Password

    This is the password for the non-UNIX account FrontPage Administrator.
  11. Confirm Password: Password
  12. Which local character encoding does your system support: [1] 1

    1 is selected for Latin 1 for English.
  13. What should the default language be: [1] 1

    1 is selected for the English language.
  14. Install new sub/per-user Webs now (y/n): choose n.

    If you would like to install new subwebs or per-user Webs, you can do so now. This can also be done after the installation is complete with the FrontPage Client or the Fpsrvadm.exe utility.
  15. Do you want to install Virtual Webs (y/n): choose n

    If you have configured other virtual servers, you can install the FrontPage Server Extensions to these virtual servers now. This can also be done after the installation is complete with the FPsrvadm.exe utility.
  16. Installation Completed! Exiting...

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Article Info
Article ID : 215481
Revision : 3
Created on : 2/19/2007
Published on : 2/19/2007
Exists online : False
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