Installation on Ubuntu using Git

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 3.1. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle is probably available here: Installation on Ubuntu using Git.


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

- 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)

Basic Setup

- Open a terminal window (from Applications>Accessories) - become root, 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