Solaris 7 (SPARC Platform Edition) Installation Library

To Run a Documentation Server From the Solaris 7 Documentation CD

  1. Insert the Solaris 7 Documentation CD into your CD-ROM drive.

  2. Make sure you are logged in as superuser.

    % su -
  3. Change the directory to (or bring up and go to) the top level of the CD-ROM volume.

    This should look similar to the following location:


    This directory contains one directory, a README file, the installer utility, and the ab2cd script. Use the ab2cd script to run the documentation server directly from the CD.

  4. Type the following command:

    # ./ab2cd
  5. Access the documentation server using the URL:


    Where server is the name of the machine to which the CD-ROM drive is attached.

    Note that a documentation server run from the CD always runs on port 8888.

  6. (Optional) If document collections are installed already on your server machine and you want the CD-driven server software to recognize those collections, use the following command: .

    # ab2cd -s

    This form of the command causes the CD-driven server software to look for other collections installed on this system and add them to its database.

  7. To stop running the server from the CD, type:

    # /cdrom/sol_2_7_doc/ab2cd stop

Caution - Caution -

Running the documentation server directly from the CD tends to be slow. Do not use this approach if you expect other users to access this documentation server.

Important Notes When Running the AnswerBook2 Server From the CD

Keep these things in mind when you run the server from the CD:

Notes About Running Two Servers

To run two AnswerBook2 servers (one on your system, one from the CD), keep these rules in mind: