Ubuntu

Controlling Starman

Submitted by pbolger on Sun, 12/27/2015 - 15:02

Useful Starman commands.
Using the perl based Starman webserver is the easiest way to run LedgerSMB locally (and quite possibly for production use as well).

## At the terminal, and from your LedgerSMB directory:
### Start Starman

starman  tools/starman.psgi

Default port is 5000.

starman -l :8080 tools/starman.psgi

Start with 8080 specified as the port.

Note: some documentation specifies the switch

--preload-app

It has been sugggested that this may give performance advantages in a production environment but isn't recommended while developing.
The manpage has more to say on this.

I'm using non-ASCII (Unicode) characters. Why can't I generate PDF output?

Submitted by hasorli on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 13:45

The short answer is that TeX doesn't know how to deal with UTF-8 (or rather non-ASCII) characters. XeTeX has been designed to work around these limitations. The easiest way to generate PDFs is to install Xe(La)TeX and use the 'xedemo' templates - these templates have been 'ported' from LaTeX to XeLaTeX.

Distribution specific install instructions listed below.

Debian / Ubuntu 

Install texlive-xetex that includes xelatex

Matrix and IRC Support

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/26/2012 - 11:21
Interactive help can often be found in our chat room. Often, this is the best way to find help, both for complex questions as for quick questions and answers. This page explains your options for setting up connections as well as explains how to best ask questions. There are other non-native English speakers in the rooms; please feel free to join!

NP Broadcast Limited

Submitted by ehu on Tue, 09/11/2012 - 12:07

NP Broadcast Limited is a UK-registered Limited Company with a yearly turnover of approximately GBP 150,000, VAT registered with 2 LedgerSMB users. We are mainly a services company providing studio and outside broadcast engineering support to broadcasters.

How do I migrate from SQL-Ledger?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 03/25/2012 - 01:59

A lot of people are wondering how to manage their migration to LedgerSMB from SQL-Ledger. While there is no one simple answer that will suit everyone's situation, there is some general advice.

First thing to know is - you are among friends. LedgerSMB is built on a community of people who want to see the software and it's users succeed. Information is freely shared, and as long as you are prepared to have a go at helping yourself, we are happy to jump right in and help you do that!

We now have a mailing list, whether you are actively working on migrating to LedgerSMB or even if you are staying with SQL-Ledger for now and want some friendly community support, join up the User List to get SQL-Ledger to LedgerSMB migration help

The best course of action depends on your situation:

How do I get LaTeX on Ubuntu? I am trying to print to PDF's and it's not working.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/05/2008 - 06:35

Make sure you have TexLive installed. Older TeTeX was recommended but according to Ubuntu repositories, TexLive is the new package to install.

You can install this with the following command:

apt-get install texlive-latex-extra