This is a description about the scripts that will do a
more-or-less automatic installation of the ucsc browser in
FreeBSD 10.2. It should work in previous (10.*) and coming
It is the best to install the browser in a jail (container /
virtual environment). The describtion of setup a jail is not
focus of this documentation. But it is easy to do and programs
executed in a jail perform with the speed of the "native" host
environment. The advantage of using a jail environment is that
you can easily restart or delete the installed ucsc brwoser
without affecting thehost system.
The installation of apache and mysql is done in the folder
The port used for the web browser is by default 50300. This can
easily be adapted to needs.
This has only to be done once, as long as you don't want to take
newer installation scripts - but changes to them will only happen
Be user root (for all following actions!) and execute
tar -xvzf install-ucsc.tgz
The file ucsc.conf provides basic settings for installation and
upgrade. Please change it if you would like to change the web user
or mysql password.
The installation of the browser is done with the command
The time taken for installation and upgrade can be about 1 hour,
depending on used hardware and internet connection. (what means:
take a coffee brake :-))
The upgrade of the browser is done with the command
It will upgrade binaries and the html files to the newest version.
The old directories will be renamed to *.old (in folder
/ucsc/apache), so if something fails, the old state can easily be
restored by renaming appl.old and htdocs.old back to appl and