Installing FastX in a Shared Location

FastX can be installed in a shared location to simplify installation on multiple systems. Special configuration is needed so that each installation runs independently of the others

Installing FastX

Install FastX in a shared location

Set the Var Directory

FastX will run as the user who owns the /usr/lib/fastx/var/ (or equivalent) directory. This directory MUST exist prior to running FastX. This directory can be shared across the systems, but they should have the same uid and gid

Configuring the Installation

FastX requires several directories to be local to each installation. Configure

Local Directory

By default all database and server data is stored in /usr/lib/fastx/var/local
You can change this directory by setting the FX_LOCAL_DIR environment variable
https://www.starnet.com/xwin32kb/fastx-3-directories/

Config Directory

By default local server configuration is stored in /usr/lib/fastx/var/config
You can change this directory by setting the FX_CONFIG_DIR environment variable
https://www.starnet.com/xwin32kb/fastx-3-directories/