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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:24 am 

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I am an embedded developer but have zero Linux experience. I want to install a web server on the MX that is capable of running CGI scripts.
Which web server would be most suited to this platform?
Would MySql be possible - this would be a nice to have
Can anybody perhaps point me to projects on this or similar platform which is using a web server and therefore might shed some light on how to go about this?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:39 am 

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Location: Mumbai, India
I think Apache (or httpd) should work fine on Efika for CGI as it really doesn't have much CPU load for low traffic CGI pages. So should MySQL as long as you don't to very intensive operations.

But if you want smaller web servers then lighttpd & nginx are both quite small and do CGI. There are some packages like tinysql etc i think which you can search in the ubuntu arm repositories (using the add/remove software menu in your MX)

Pl note that I am yet to try these out on Arm - waiting for my MX to arrive today or tomorrow. But i have tried them earlier on very low power CPUs like Via 500Mhz and they work perfectly fine. Plus they are available in Ubuntu Arm Repositories.

I am sure some experts will pitch in in a few hours with more accurate advise to help you with this.

Meantime you can read these links: ... eb_servers

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:22 am 

Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:28 am
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Location: Finland

Have been running Apache + PHP + MySQL on the Efika for quite some time now in an embedded project logs sensor data from a sensor network into MySQL and provides a web based visualization.
It's easy to install since all the stuff you need is directly available in the package repositories.

Best regards,

Johan Dams, Genesi USA Inc.
Director, Software Engineering

Yep, I have a blog... PurpleAlienPlanet

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:40 pm 

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i run on my efika mx mysql/postgresql apache and ruby on rails as a production device. As the only user of theses web apps it works very fine. And it was razlly easy to install them with apt-get :-) -not rails of course-

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:22 am 

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The article is in Spanish but it include a step by step instructions to turn the Smarttop in a full LAMP server , enjoy. :) ... web-server

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