This section provides the hardware/software requirements and installation/configuration procedures for the Macintosh.
This version of the FairCom Server is designed specifically to work on the Apple Mac OS X platform. Both the SQL and ISAM servers run as a FBA (faceless background application) launched via the terminal. Applications using this release communicate via the TCP/IP protocol. Mac client processes can execute on the same machine as the FairCom Server for Mac.
The FairCom Server for Mac contains the FairCom Server executable, faircom or ctsrvr, and the utility and companion programs discussed throughout this guide.
The minimum memory requirements are 4MB RAM for up to 8 users; 8MB for more than 8 users. Requires Mac OS X 10.10 or later. (Note: Legacy OS versions, PPC, and Universal Binary builds may be available upon request.)
The minimum hard drive space required by the FairCom Server for Mac is 500 MB + the size of the data (.dat) and index (.idx) files.
To install the FairCom Server for Mac on your platform, take the following steps:
Note: Your application vendor may provide applicable FairCom DB license files.
Because Mac OS X is based on a Unix kernel, please see FairCom DB Unix-based Servers for Unix configuration settings, in addition to the Mac-specific details in this section.