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1 Frequently Asked Questions

1.1 BES Installation

Q: I've installed the BES, but I'm not able to access any data

A: The BES is a software framework that allows data providers to serve specific kinds of data in specific ways. Off the shelf the BES doesn't provide any data access or any kinds of responses, not even DAP responses like DAS, DDS, ASCII, etc...

In order to return DAP responses like DAS, DDS, DDX, DataDDS you have to have a BES installed that is built against libdap. When building from source you should first install, or build and install, libdap. When installing from RPM you will not be able to install without first installing the libdap RPM.

In order to have an ascii response for your data, or have the html form presented, you must install the General Purpose Handlers, which can be found on the Hyrax Download Page, as can any of the data handlers, libdap, and the fileout module. Here is the official list of BES modules.

In order to serve a particular type of data you must install one of the data handlers. The current officially supported data handlers are netcdf, hdf4, hdf5 and freeform. Again, these can be downloaded from Hyrax Download Page.

If building from source or from SVN, just running 'make install' isn't enough. You must also either run 'make bes-conf' or run the script for that data handler. For example, Building that target using make, or running those scripts, adds information to the BES configuration file, bes.conf. This step is important to installing the different modules and handlers.

1.2 OLFS Installation

1.3 Testing a data file

2 MediaWiki Getting started

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3 Page Management

4 Tips and Tricks

5 MediaWiki Info

6 Wiki Maintenance