This guide lists the necessary steps in getting oer running. If you want to run oer on Windows, you will have to use Cygwin.
Untar, configure, compile and install oer
  1. Untar the archive with one of the following commands (latter syntax is for GNU tar)
    • gzip -cd oer-<version>.tar.gz | tar xvf -
    • If installing oer 1.0-64 you would type gzip -cd oer-1.0-64.tar.gz | tar xvf -
    • tar xvzf oer-<version>.tar.gz
    • If installing oer 1.0-64 you would type tar xvzf oer-1.0-64.tar.gz
  2. Change to oer-dist directory with cd oer-dist
  3. Configure with ./configure
  4. Compile with make
  5. Install with make install
  6. Change to the installation directory with cd $HOME/oer
Edit the sample config files (oer 1.0-40 or older) and start oer

If installing oer 1.0-41 or newer, steps 1 and 2 are done with "make install" so proceed with step 3

  1. Edit oer.conf and change it's values to suit your needs
  2. Edit oer.admins and change the default values so that you can control the bot from IRC
  3. Start oer by typing ./oer

If oer was successfully started you should see a message on the screen saying "oer running in background". Now go ahead and read the oer and oer+MySQL newbie guide in order to learn how to use oer from IRC.