Using StackBuilder Plus v10
The StackBuilder Plus utility provides a graphical interface that simplifies the process of updating, downloading, and installing modules that complement your Advanced Server installation. When you install a module with StackBuilder Plus, StackBuilder Plus automatically resolves any software dependencies.
You can invoke StackBuilder Plus at any time after the installation has completed by selecting the
StackBuilder Plus menu option from the
Apps menu. Enter your system password (if prompted), and the StackBuilder Plus welcome window opens.
Use the drop-down listbox on the welcome window to select your Advanced Server installation.
StackBuilder Plus requires Internet access; if your installation of Advanced Server resides behind a firewall (with restricted Internet access), StackBuilder Plus can download program installers through a proxy server. The module provider determines if the module can be accessed through an HTTP proxy or an FTP proxy; currently, all updates are transferred via an HTTP proxy and the FTP proxy information is not used.
If the selected Advanced Server installation has restricted Internet access, use the
Proxy Servers on the
Welcome window to open the
Proxy servers dialog.
Enter the IP address and port number of the proxy server in the
HTTP proxy on the
Proxy Servers dialog. Currently, all StackBuilder Plus modules are distributed via HTTP proxy (FTP proxy information is ignored). Click
OK to continue.
The tree control on the StackBuilder Plus module selection window displays a node for each module category.
Expand a module, and highlight a component name in the tree control to review a detailed description of the component. To add one or more components to the installation or to upgrade a component, check the box to the left of a module name and click
Next. A window opens, requesting your EnterpriseDB registration information.
Before downloading and installing modules and updates with StackBuilder Plus, you must enter the user information associated with your EnterpriseDB account. If you do not have an EnterpriseDB user account, click the link provided to open a web browser, and enter your user information.
Enter the email address of a registered account in the
Password field, and click
Next to continue.
StackBuilder Plus confirms the packages selected.
By default, the selected package installers are downloaded to:
Use the browse icon (...) to the right of the
Download directory field to open a file selector, and choose an alternate location to store the downloaded installers. Click
Next to connect to the server and download the required installation files.
When the download completes, a window opens that confirms the installation files have been downloaded and are ready for installation.
You can check the box next to
Skip Installation, and select
Next to exit StackBuilder Plus without installing the downloaded files, or leave the box unchecked and click
Next to start the installation process.
Each downloaded installer has different requirements. As the installers execute, they may prompt you to confirm acceptance of license agreements, to enter passwords, and provide configuration information.
During the installation process, you may be prompted by one (or more) of the installers to restart your system. Select
Restart Later until all installations are completed. When the last installation has completed, reboot the system to apply all of the updates.
You may occasionally encounter packages that don’t install successfully. If a package fails to install, StackBuilder Plus will alert you to the installation error with a popup dialog, and write a message to the log file at
When the installation is complete, StackBuilder Plus will alert you to the success or failure of the installations of the requested packages. If you were prompted by an installer to restart your computer, reboot now.