Installing and Upgrading SurgeNews
To install or upgrade, download the latest version from our FTP site and run it. It is a self extracting archive which will automatically detect your existing settings and upgrade or install as appropriate. See the appropriate download link on the page https://netwinsite.com/surgenews/
If you are already running a News server it is essential that you stop it and uninstall it before starting SurgeNews. Both will not run at once, unless they are run on different ports. You may wish to do this temporarily while you pull the news from an old system.
To install or upgrade download the latest version from our FTP site, uncompress and untar the files, then run the installer script.ftp ftp.netwinsite.com FTP> cd pub/surgenews FTP> ls FTP> bin FTP> get surgenews_XXX_linux.tar.Z FTP> quit uncompress surgenews_XXX_linux.tar.Z (or gunzip on linux) tar -xvf surgenews_XXX_linux.tar cd mtemp ./install.sh
If you ever need to manually start the server:On NT, type in: net start surgenews On 95/98, type in: /windows/surgenews On Unix, /usr/local/news/surgenews_start.sh
The uninstall is available through the Start Menu - SurgeNews - Uninstall SurgeNews. If for some reason this is not available you can also run "surgenews -uninstall" from the command line in the directory that surgenews is installed.
Run "./surgenews -uninstall" in the directory in which surgenews was installed. (default is /usr/local/news)