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I had no problems installing

Posted by Chris Panetta 
Chris Panetta
I had no problems installing
September 13, 2002 09:06PM
Simply followed directions in install.txt. Hardest thing I had to do outside of creating MYSQL DB & user (trivial) was fill in straight forward admin panel entry info and figure out my DB server host name.

I was fully installed and functionally up and running 1st time ever in 30 minutes.

Re: I had no problems installing
September 15, 2002 02:07AM
same here. Got it running in 5 minutes - run the bash secure script, add mysql database and user, bingo!

Great job guys.
Re: I had no problems installing
January 22, 2003 05:43AM
Is there some other documentation for installation in specific environments? Despite the other 2 posts in this thread, which seem kinda fake, the secure scripts exits with errors and the directions in install.txt are less than clear.

I'm trying to install phorum on a standalone pc running RH8.0 with the versions of php, mysql, and apache that are included with that distribution. My installation attempt was done as root.

Re: I had no problems installing
January 24, 2003 11:59PM
never install web apps as root. There are no other docs. I have used secure script on RH8 with no problems.

Re: I had no problems installing
January 25, 2003 05:07AM

Thanks for replying. Here's the output of the script that I get when running it with my own user id from the phorum folder. Path is /var/www/html/phorum.

Securing Phorum....
scripts/secure: line 97: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `''
scripts/secure: line 134: syntax error: unexpected end of file

I answered the questions by accepting the defaults. I get the same results if I customize the dir names or run it as root.

I got Phorum to work by following the manual instructions although I can't complete the setup portions using the browser. I look through the site for help on that.

Re: I had no problems installing
February 18, 2003 03:01PM
If the script is not working for you, don't use it. go to your admin directory (or whatever you renamed it to) and create a file called .htaccess and in that file put this:

AuthName "Restricted Area"
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /etc/httpd/users
require validuser

then use htpasswd to add admin users to the apache password file (/etc/httpd/users in this example) This will keep ppl out of your admin directory for sure and you don't have to run the script. just place that .htaccess file in each directory you want protected. RH8's apache should be using .htaccess by default. I am using this software on Mandrake 8.2 with no problems whatsoever.

This installation is really simple if you know anything about php and database/web administration. If you don't know anything about them i suggest reading a bit about them. Start with apache docs. Screw using mysql as IMHO it sucks. Go with postgresql.

Kudos to the programmers for very efficient PHP scripting.
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