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Joomla installation on Ubuntu

April 23, 2010 2 comments

Today’s we are going to see how to use google map mashup in a famous CMS – Content Management System which is Joomla.  Though the documentation is self explanatory I’ll just list te common mistakes that fly-over testers make while installing Joomla but let me tell you experience developers (like Mr. Nabeel Mushtaq) always prefer to read the documentation evertime you you have to install some package or framework because it’s like the movie “The Matrix” every time you find something to grab!

Move the downloaded zip file of the Joomla package to webserver’s root directory;-

# mv /home/user-name/Downloads/Joomla***.zip /var/www/joomla

Unzip it here

# unzip Joomla***.zip

Delete the existing configuration.php-dist file

# rm -rf configuration.php-dist

Most users don’t perform the above step and just rename the filename

# mv configuration.php-dist configuration.php

Due to whish while running the web wizard or installation it causes problems as the script feels dizzy while updated the already populated configuration.php file

Create a new unwritten file

# toucj configuration.php

Give’em writes to apache users to writeable

# chmod 755 configuration.php

Some users while rename the configuration.php-dist file to configurtion.php while fall at the end of the web installation wizard with a fatal error.

If you got permission errors I would suggest you should give apache user the rights to read write the joomla folder

#chown www-data /var/www/joomla -R

That’s it!

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