Download and extract the Output Generator package

This procedure describes how to download and extract the Output Generator files.

  1. Make a backup of the %OutputGenDir% directory.
  2. Stop the Output Generator service.
    Option Description
    On Windows

    Use one of the following methods:

    Using the Services dialog box:

    1. Double-click Services. The Services dialog opens.
    2. Select the Output Generator service in the services list.
      Note: The service name is the one you specified in the Output Generator's configuration file, for example, Ixiasoft OutGen.
    3. Click Stop the service.

    Using the command line interface:

    1. Click the Windows Start menu, right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as administrator.
    2. Enter the following command:
      net stop outputgenerator

      Wait until you see the confirmation message that it has stopped.

    On Linux
    1. Open a command-line interface to the Linux server.
    2. Enter the following command:
      /sbin/service outputgenerator stop

      Wait until you see the confirmation message that it has stopped.

  3. Go to the IXIASOFT Output Generator download page:
  4. Click the DITA CMS version; for example, 4.3.
  5. Click the link to the latest build available for the Output Generator (for example, 4.4.X).
    The following files are listed:
    • outputgenerator-<version>_bin.zip
    • outputgenerator-<version>_conf.zip
  6. Download these files to the %OutputGenDir% directory.
  7. Extract the files in the %OutputGenDir% directory.
    When extracting files, you will get messages indicating that you are replacing existing files. If you installed the Output Generator as described in this document, you can safely replace existing files.
  8. Delete the .zip files from the directory.
  9. Run the integrator on the DITA-OT.
  10. Start the Output Generator service.
    Option Description
    On Windows

    Use one of the following methods:

    Using the Services dialog box:

    1. Double-click Services. The Services dialog opens.
    2. Select the Output Generator service in the services list.
      Note: The service name is the one you specified in the Output Generator's configuration file, for example, Ixiasoft OutGen.
    3. Click Start the service.

    Using the command line interface:

    1. Click the Windows Start menu, right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as administrator.
    2. Enter the following command:
      net start outputgenerator

      Wait until you see the confirmation message that it has stopped.

    On Linux
    1. Open a command-line interface to the Linux server.
    2. Enter the following command:
      /sbin/service outputgenerator start

      Wait until you see the confirmation message that it has stopped.