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L5 > L423 as Cutter numbers, so sort the number parts as strings, not numbers.
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HISTORY ------- I wrote this early in 2001 so I could manage my personal library. That was BEFORE I went to library school. There were a couple of programs out there for managing personal libraries, but none suited my needs, so I wrote this. I had never taken a cataloguing course, knew nothing about MARC records, and wasn't a very good programmer. (The first two changed, the third is still true.) If I were doing this again I'd do it very differently, or I might not do it at all. I might use LibraryThing to manage my collection. If I wrote something for myself I'd use Python or Ruby with a good web framework. But I did this in 2001, before any of that, and I've used it ever since, and it does its job: I know what I have and where it is. I don't expect any interest in this, but I'm putting it on GitHub to make my life easier, and because there's no reason to keep it private. Warning: This is not good Perl. HOW TO SET IT UP ---------------- Since I don't expect anyone to actually run this these instructions are not overly helpful. How to set up your web server ----------------------------- Set up the hostname 'library' in your DNS. I use /etc/hosts and have it at the same IP number as my local machine. Because Apache will be configured to look for a virtual host with that name, this will work: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName library ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost DocumentRoot /var/www/library/ <Directory /var/www/library/> AddHandler cgi-script .cgi Options ExecCGI FollowSymLinks MultiViews DirectoryIndex index.cgi AllowOverride None Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory> ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /var/www/library/cgi-bin/ <Directory "/var/www/library/cgi-bin"> AllowOverride None Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory> ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/library-error.log # Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit, # alert, emerg. LogLevel warn CustomLog /var/log/apache2/library-access.log combined </VirtualHost> Put all of the Mrs. Abbott files into /var/www/library, set up Apache, run 'apache2ctl restart', and everything will probably be OK. If not then a bit of fiddling will do it if you keep at it, I'm sure. How to set up the database -------------------------- Of course you'll also need to set up the database before you can actually add or view any books. First, create the database in MySQL: # mysql -u root > create user 'marion'@'localhost' identified by 'XXXXXX'; > create database library; > grant all privileges on library.* to marion; > quit; Now create the tables and initial data. TODO: [Put the default insert script here]