[CalendarServer-users] Installing CalendarServer Instructions

Scott Buchanan dscottbuch at mac.com
Fri Aug 7 12:42:22 PDT 2009

I'm happy to contribute what I can but, while I have been a sysadmin,  
what I did was 'to get it to work' and not necessarily 'the right  
way'.  It would be helpful (I would say essential) to have one of the  
dev's involved at least as an editor.  I know they don't have the time  
beyond that.


On Aug 7, 2009, at 6:59 AM, Jeremy Paul Carroll wrote:

> I second this... There are plenty of people out here trying to use  
> this - particularly on OS X Client edition - who aren't UNIX  
> Sysadmins and who need to be taken through the process step-by-step  
> with the assumption that their knowledge is basic. People such as me!
> If someone can get some clear instructions with the above provisos  
> in mind, then I am more than happy to knock them into shape as a  
> definitive guide for OSX (I was a professional technical author for  
> more than ten years)...
> I think you'll find 90% of people using the calendar server are  
> doing so by using the "./run -d" development method, rather than the  
> correct implementation method (I haven't seen any instructions  
> anywhere that are any use as to how to do this). The "launchd" fix  
> doesn't work by the way...
> I'm sure that in the true spirit of Open Source we can get this into  
> shape...
> Cheers,
> Jeremy.
> On 7 Aug 2009, at 14:11, Scott Buchanan wrote:
>> Is there a Wiki or similar on which to find/contribute information  
>> about installation of Calendar Server.  It is definitely not an  
>> easy system to install, even on OS X.
>> I've been running CalendarServer on 10.4 Server and 10.5 Client for  
>> about 2 years.  I recent had to upgrade to the latest release (2.3)  
>> on the 10.5.8 client to maintain compatibility with the iPhone 3.1   
>> Here are a few issues I ran into for which I can find no  
>> instructions, or what I did  wrong which cause me to have to do the  
>> following after running ./run -i /.
>> 1) the PYTHONPATH declared in the /usr/local/bin/caldavd was  
>> incorrect.  It was "Library/Python/2.5/site-packages/:$PYTHONPATH"  
>> instead of "/Library/Python/2.5/site-packages/:$PYTHONPATH" (note  
>> the missing slash at the beginning).  I remember this being a  
>> problem 2 years ago and is still there.
>> 2) After correcting item 1 the server would still not launch and  
>> the errors showed that something was looking for /usr/share/caldavd/ 
>> bin/twistd.  I could not find where this was coming from so I  
>> solved this by 'ln -s /usr/local/bin /usr/share/caldavd'
>> 3) The it still would not run.  Looking at the logs again it was  
>> looking for memcached which is not installed on 10.5 client.  I  
>> then downloaded and built memcached (and libevent which is required  
>> by memcached).
>> Now things are running.  I did a bunch of other things with the log  
>> files locations/permissions which have changed (I think) but they  
>> may also have been due to the above items being wrong/missing.
>> If there was  wiki/FAQ to which to post these that would be great.   
>> If this exists can you point me to it?
>> Cheers,
>> Scott
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