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OpenSimProfile is an add-on profile module for use with the Open Simulator project
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OpenSimProfile add-on module for Open Simulator Requirements A webserver with PHP 4.3 (or later) and with XMLRPC support. NOTE: Not all webservers include XMLRPC support in their default installation. About the files README - The file you are currently reading bin/OpenSimProfile.Modules.dll - A pre-compiled module you can use OpenSimProfile/ - Source code for OpenSim profile module webroot/*.php - Files to install on webserver webroot/sql/osprofile.sql - This will create the needed database tables webroot/sql/update-*.sql - Files used to update an older installation How it works If you are looking for a detailed explanation of how the add-on profile system works you should study the contents of the files which accompany this README file. What follows is a general overview of the profile package to give you an idea of how the pieces fit together in case you have any problems. There are three main components to OpenSimProfile which are a database, a DLL file, and a couple of PHP files. The profile database contains five tables. Four of the tables hold the profile information. The fifth table holds information about classified ads and is a table also used by the OpenSim search module, ossearch. Compiling the module The easiest way to create the DLL file needed by OpenSim is to add the OpenSimProfile C# source file to the source tree of OpenSim so it will be compiled at the same time that OpenSim is compiled. Copy the OpenSimProfile directory in to the addon-modules directory of your OpenSim source tree. After you have done that, compile OpenSim in the usual way (runprebuild and nant) to create the DLL file. When nant finishes, you will have an OpenSimProfile.Modules.dll file in the main bin directory of your OpenSim source tree along with a matching .pdb (or .mdb) file. These two files will be copied to the bin directory of your OpenSim instances during the installation or update steps. First time installation and configuration The first installation step is the creation of a database that will hold the profile data. If you have already installed the add-on ossearch module you should use the ossearch database as the search and profile modules share some tables in common. If you don't have the ossearch module installed you will need to create a new database that will hold the profile tables. Once you know the name of the database you will be using for the profile data you can use osprofile.sql (located in the webroot/sql directory) to create the required tables in the database. The name of this database will be needed in a later step when you configure one of the PHP files. Copy the PHP files (located in the webroot directory) to your webserver. Remember to set the ownership and permissions on the files so the webserver may access the files. Use a text editor to open databaseinfo.php and enter the name or IP address of the database server, the name of the database, and the user name and password required to access the database. As of Subversion revision 110 of osprofile, there are two main profile PHP files: profile.php, and profile_mysqli.php. Only one of these two files is needed. If you want to use the mysqli based profile_mysqli.php file you can delete the profile.php file and rename profile_mysqli.php to profile.php. If you don't rename the profile_mysqli.php file you will need to alter the ProfileURL line shown below with the name of the mysqli based file. The next part of the installation process is to set up and configure your OpenSim instances. Copy the two OpenSimProfile.Modules files created during the compile steps (above) to the bin directory of each of your OpenSim instances. The next part of the installation process requires some changes to the OpenSim.ini in all of your OpenSim instances. Add the following lines to all OpenSim.ini files: [Profile] Module = "OpenSimProfile"; ;//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ;// The ProfileURL is important. It must be correct or profiles won't work.// ;// // ;// Change the URL to point to the profile.php file on your own web server // ProfileURL = http://192.168.0.1/profile.php ;// // ;//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// NOTE: You do not need to indent the above lines when adding them to your own OpenSim.ini file. The lines were indented to offset them from the rest of the text in this file. Updating an existing installation Updating an existing installation of osprofile is just a matter of copying a few files to the same places where you had previously installed the files. Copy all of the PHP files (located in the webroot directory) EXCEPT for databaseinfo.php to the directory on your webserver where you place the previous copies. If you also copy databaseinfo.php when copying the other PHP files you will have to edit databaseinfo.php and reset the information used to connect to the database. See the section "First time installation and configuration" section above for information about the two main profile PHP files. If you were using the mysqli based file, you may need to delete one of the PHP files and rename the other. Copy the two OpenSimProfile.Modules files created during compilation to the bin directory of each of your OpenSim instances. Finally, execute the osprofile-migrations.sql file located in the webroot/sql directory. This step is very important to make certain your database tables are up-to-date.