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Installing the DITA production system

1 February 2016


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The documentation production system we used in 2016 had many dependencies. Installing and configuring it was a long process. Our wiki contained bits and pieces of the tasks required to set up a development or production environment but wasn't complete. I took those bits and pieces and test installed the system in various configurations so that I could create a single more cohesive set of instructions. This single document was used by both our development team and by outside IBM organizations that run their own installation of our system. Along with the instructions, I provided a few scripts to create and populate the database and to write some configuration files.

Image of some of the written text in the process
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Gary Faircloth
Interests: tech writing, programming, science, history. You might also find me playing some PC Ga—SQUIRREL!