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Old 02-03-2011, 02:25 AM   #1
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hello linux gurus

Is there any downloadable apache or web rpm that can install a forum page like this www.linuxquestions.org in Centos. I remember in our previous school a month ago they have created a page exactly like this one.
 
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:56 AM   #2
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Hi,

I don't think there is a centos rpm package but there are lot of free php forums on the internet, check here :

http://gscripts.net/free-php-scripts/Forums.html

Many of them have a installation tool through web browser.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 03:21 AM   #3
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Hi,

I don't think there is a centos rpm package but there are lot of free php forums on the internet, check here :

http://gscripts.net/free-php-scripts/Forums.html

Many of them have a installation tool through web browser.
thank you goodhombre
 
Old 02-03-2011, 03:25 AM   #4
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struggled_newbie,

I think the way you're conceptualizing the forum isn't quite right. You need three things to make a web forum: (1) a web server; (2) a database server; and (3) a collection of PHP/ASP/whatever pages that uses the database and are served to users through the web server.

Each is a separate component and installed on its own.

Most often, people use Apache for the web server. There's an RPM for that (if it's not already installed on your CentOS box).

Also, many sites use MySQL as the database server. There's an RPM for that as well (and again, it may already be installed on your box)

Lastly, the collection of pages will be what runs the forum. Since it's just a collection of files, you don't "install" them per se. Generally, you download a tarball, unpack the tarball somewhere for your web server to see (usually /var/www/<something>), and then open a web browser to your server and the location of the files (for example: "http://myserver/<something>"). That will kick off a sequence of web-based "install" pages for you to do basic configuration of the forum.

The most difficult part of the process would probably be creating a database user and a database for the forum to use (but only because SQL syntax is a little hard to understand the first time you see it).

Anyway, that's usually it aside from your own customizations.

As for LinuxQuestions, I believe it runs a heavily-modified version of vbulletin. Note that vbulletin is paid-for software. I used FUDforum before and had no complaints. The FUDforum developers run their own forum (of course) so you can see it in operation. FUDforum is also free.

But there are lots of others. You might also be interested in looking at CMS systems. I just recently looked at some free ones: Joomla!, Drupal, and Typo3

Last edited by Dark_Helmet; 02-03-2011 at 03:26 AM.
 
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:47 AM   #5
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struggled_newbie,

I think the way you're conceptualizing the forum isn't quite right. You need three things to make a web forum: (1) a web server; (2) a database server; and (3) a collection of PHP/ASP/whatever pages that uses the database and are served to users through the web server.

Each is a separate component and installed on its own.

Most often, people use Apache for the web server. There's an RPM for that (if it's not already installed on your CentOS box).

Also, many sites use MySQL as the database server. There's an RPM for that as well (and again, it may already be installed on your box)

Lastly, the collection of pages will be what runs the forum. Since it's just a collection of files, you don't "install" them per se. Generally, you download a tarball, unpack the tarball somewhere for your web server to see (usually /var/www/<something>), and then open a web browser to your server and the location of the files (for example: "http://myserver/<something>"). That will kick off a sequence of web-based "install" pages for you to do basic configuration of the forum.

The most difficult part of the process would probably be creating a database user and a database for the forum to use (but only because SQL syntax is a little hard to understand the first time you see it).

Anyway, that's usually it aside from your own customizations.

As for LinuxQuestions, I believe it runs a heavily-modified version of vbulletin. Note that vbulletin is paid-for software. I used FUDforum before and had no complaints. The FUDforum developers run their own forum (of course) so you can see it in operation. FUDforum is also free.

But there are lots of others. You might also be interested in looking at CMS systems. I just recently looked at some free ones: Joomla!, Drupal, and Typo3
Dear Dark_Helmet

I hope youre not lecturing me but IS THERE A PROBLEM ON MY QUESTION?
 
Old 02-03-2011, 04:08 AM   #6
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Dear Dark_Helmet

I hope youre not lecturing me but IS THERE A PROBLEM ON MY QUESTION?
Dear struggled_newbie,

No lecture, but I'll be happy to unsubscribe myself from this thread after this reply.

Your original post said this:
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Is there any downloadable apache or web rpm that can install a forum page like this www.linuxquestions.org in Centos.
I read that to mean one of two things:
1. You were thinking that a web forum, web server, and everything else was all rolled into one specialized application/service.
2. You were thinking that an RPM was needed because a forum would require something other than standard HTML, PHP, ASP, etc. files.

In either case, it shows there is a misunderstanding at some level. Either your conceptualization is wrong (#1) or you haven't explored any of the options out there to realize that they are all tarballs to extract in your web directory (#2).

It's my mistake for thinking that I should try to explain things as well as supplying suggestions from my own personal experience.

It won't ever happen again. Good luck.
 
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:54 AM   #7
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Hi,

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Originally Posted by struggled_newbie View Post
Dear Dark_Helmet

I hope youre not lecturing me but IS THERE A PROBLEM ON MY QUESTION?
I read Dark_Helmet's replies as helpful. The posts were composed in a thoughtful and direct manner. No lectures but useful information that could help a person to understand the situation without assumptions.

You have been a member long enough to know that quality of posts differ between members. Personally I found Dark_Helmet's demeanor as very helpful.

<mod lecture>
Your shouting doesn't help anyone.
Now as moderator I say to you: You should be gracious to such a member and appreciate the content along with the time spent to compose such a response. Not attack a fellow member for being helpful.,</mod lecture>

So cool down a bit and re-read the post(s).
 
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:45 PM   #8
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Dear struggled_newbie,

No lecture, but I'll be happy to unsubscribe myself from this thread after this reply.

Your original post said this:

I read that to mean one of two things:
1. You were thinking that a web forum, web server, and everything else was all rolled into one specialized application/service.
2. You were thinking that an RPM was needed because a forum would require something other than standard HTML, PHP, ASP, etc. files.

In either case, it shows there is a misunderstanding at some level. Either your conceptualization is wrong (#1) or you haven't explored any of the options out there to realize that they are all tarballs to extract in your web directory (#2).

It's my mistake for thinking that I should try to explain things as well as supplying suggestions from my own personal experience.

It won't ever happen again. Good luck.
sorry sir
 
  


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