a couple of weeks ago, I installed a vm with CentOS - to be ready for testing FMS19...
It is quite a long time ago since I was more or less familiar with 'terminals'...
So, here a short note on how to install FMS on CentOS for (macos) dummies
CentOS is available as a install-option if You got parallels desktop
You get the FMS19 installer with Your current update to FM19, copy that on the CentOS-VM
that installer can't be double-clicked to install
terminal... (has wrong keyboard mappings here, makes it a bit more complicated) use 'sudo yum install filemaker_server-19.0.1-22.x86_64.rpm' (with correct path.. and do not rely on the filename, maybe You get a newer one..). sudo needs the root-passwd..
so, installation goes flawless
the admin console won't launch after install, although a 'console-file' was created on the desktop
on CentOS here, only firefox is available as default, but firefox apparently is not supported
therefore, go to the google chrome site (google-search for chrome centos...) and get the installer, then install chrome via yum. The chrome-site has good examples for the terminal commands!
when the installation of chrome is finished, start the admin console (open the file with chrome!)
the admin-console will be configured to have access to it using admin/admin (account and passwd)
the last problem to solve, was getting the correct IP (depends on the VM..)
here we go!
I had to update/upgrade my server machines, they are not on the required macOS. Yesterday, I updated an older Mini to 10.13 - this will be a test machine for internal use.
On that machine, an older FMS is currently installed (will install FMS 18 on that).
-> that machine seems not as crispy as the CentOS VM - but more testing is needed for comparision!
Don't know why, but I could not upload files from a client, could not open the admin console on an other machine
shows the listeners, wether port 443 nor 16000 was listed..
systemctl start com.filemaker.httpd.start.service
did the trick, afterwards ports 443 (needed for uploading files via filemaker client) and 16000 (etc) were listed
I copied manually (incl. chmod for accessrights) a somewhat bigger solution on cent fms and compared it to the older mini... CentOS with FMS19 is faster! As mentioned in the opening post, I will install FMS18 on that machine - should be faster than the current version of FMS
Does anyone know what to put here for CentOS-hosted FMS? I'm new to CentOS, so I may also need guidance on how to see what group my account belongs to and what syntax to use when writing that group into this field in admin console. Thanks!!
webd was not working, always had a 'cookies are not enabled' message - thanks to @WimDecorte, I found the solution (in another forum): Do not use 'localhost' or '127...' - just use the IP of the server, https://your.ser.ver.ip/fmi/webd (if no cert is installed, You have to sneak around some warnings...)
I'm using the centOS machine for testing, sometimes I just copy a web-solution onto that server to check the layouts, etc.