Step-by-step Install Guide for Zenwalk-5.0

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Step-by-step Install Guide for Zenwalk-5.0.

Installing Apache, MySQL and PHP

If you have a working installation of Apache, MySQL, PHP, you can skipt this section and directly go to Installing Moodle.

In the procedure given below, it is assumed that you have a working internet connection and that you have updated netpkg meta data from the required mirror.

Install Zenwalk 5.0

Login as root. In a terminal do the following:

   root[~]# netpkg apache php mysql

Accept 1)Install option when netpkg asks for choice. Install all other dependencies. Now Apache, PHP, and MySQL are installed.

In order for PHP to recognize MySQL, change a line in the 'Dynamic Extensions' section of /etc/apache/php.ini which reads



and save this file.

Since Moodle uses PHP, we have to enable PHP support in Apache. So, edit /etc/apache/httpd.conf as root. Change the line at the very bottom of /etc/apache/httpd.conf that says:

   # PHP support
   #Include /etc/apache/mod_php.conf


   # PHP support
   Include /etc/apache/mod_php.conf

Add index.php as a DirectoryIndex in /etc/apache/httpd.conf. To do this, change

   # DirectoryIndex: sets the file that Apache will serve if a directory
   # is requested.
   <IfModule dir_module>
       DirectoryIndex index.html


   # DirectoryIndex: sets the file that Apache will serve if a directory
   # is requested.
   <IfModule dir_module>
       DirectoryIndex index.php index.html index.htm

Save the modifications to /etc/apache/httpd.conf. We need to enable starting of Apache and MySQL daemons after every booting. To do this, right-click on the desktop and goto Zenwalk Menu > System > Zenpanel > Starup services and enable them.

In a terminal as root issue the command

   root[~]#su - mysql

This starts MySQL. Now install a blank database by issuing the command

   mysql[~]$ mysql_install_db

After this, exit from the MySQL prompt by issuing the command

   mysql[~]$ exit

Now start the mysql server by the command

   root[~]# /etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld start

You should see this:

   root[~]# Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql

the terminal will stay like this. You can get a prompt back by typing CTRL-C.

Now create a root password for mysql:

   mysqladmin -u root password newpassword

An example of the root password for mysql:

  root[~]# mysqladmin -u root password zenwalk

To check whether PHP is working properly or not create a file phpinfo.php in /var/www/htdocs using a text editor and put the following lines in it:

  <?php phpinfo(); ?>

Save the file. Now open this file in browser using the URL http:/localhost/phpinfo.php. This should display PHP configuration information.

Installing Moodle

Now follow instructions given in Installing_Moodle.

See also