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Revision as of 11:18, 18 March 2011
This is probably an unrealistic scenario but it stemmed from a question asked in the forums and the results might be useful to others. This was done on Mythbuntu 10.10. Mythbuntu is one of the Ubuntu derivatives, in this case providing a Linux based TV package. It comes with PHP, Apache and MySQL installed having its own web-based controller.
There was no intention to provide a fully secured production server. This just gets basic Moodle working on 'localhost'.
- Install Mythbuntu using (if in doubt) default settings - Log in and exit MythTV application (using Escape Key) - Run Firefox and ensure that 'mythweb' is running at localhost (proving the web server is running)
- Open a terminal window (from Applications>Accessories) - become root (and stay there right through this), install some additional software (git and php extras Moodle needs):
sudo su (you will need to enter your password) apt-get update apt-get install git git-core git-doc apt-get install php5-gd php5-curl php5-intl php5-xmlrpc
Install Moodle code
We're going to use Git to pull the latest code. You could just download it, but this is more fun! The chmod is so the installer can write the config file.
cd /var/www git clone git://git.moodle.org/moodle.git chmod 0777 moodle
- The moodle code location (for installation) is /var/www/moodle
Create the data area
You can create this where you like (more or less) but I will do...
mkdir /var/moodledata chmod 0777 /var/moodledata
- The moodle data location (for installation) is /var/moodledata
Create the database
You will need the root database password. Unless you have changed it, this is same as your login password
mysql -u root -p mysql> create database moodle default character set utf8; mysql> grant all on moodle.* to moodleuser@localhost identified by 'mypassword'; mysql> exit
- don't type 'mysql>', that's just the prompt from the mysql client.
- Set 'mypassword' to something you make up. This is the password for your moodle database
- When you install moodle the database is called 'moodle', the database user 'moodleuser' and the password as above
Apache is configured for mythweb so needs a small tweak to work:
Use your favourite editor to edit the file default-mythbuntu. After the closing </Directory> on (or about) line 15 add:
<Directory /var/www/moodle/> DirectoryIndex index.php order allow,deny allow from all </Directory>
make sure you do not add any spaces in 'allow,deny'. Save and exit.
(A force-reload will not be enough).
Open Firefox and go to address http://localhost/moodle You should be able to install Moodle using the information indicated above
chmod 0755 /var/www/moodle exit
a quick not on updating
Because we installed using Git, updating Moodle becomes surprisingly simple. If it matters, do a backup first then:
sudo su chmod /var/www/moodle git pull exit
Then go to the Site administration > Notifications page in Moodle to complete the upgrade.