General requirements

All you need to use LSC is a Java 1.6 virtual machine (JRE).

Download latest JRE from Sun or install one packaged with your distribution (known to work with OpenJDK but not GCJ or Gnu Classpath Java environments).

If you use the LSC RPM, the SUN Java RPM is needed as a dependency.

Production servers running regularly scheduled synchronizations will also need cron, or another other task scheduler.

Setting up your environment


Check that the JAVA_HOME environment variable is set up. If not, set it up with a command like this (adapt the path to your system):

$ export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun

This may not be required if Java is directly installed on your system, and you can run java from anywhere:

$ java -version

We advice to use the JAVA_HOME environment variable to be sure that LSC will work even when launched by a cron job.

Operating System

LSC is written in Java, and as such should run on any system with a JVM.

LSC has been successfully tested and used on various recent versions of GNU/Linux, MacOS X and Windows.

Shell environment

LSC runtime does not require any particular shell (it is build upon /bin/bash).

On Windows, the sample script requires Cygwin.