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Old 01-30-2008, 02:14 PM   #1
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Joomla 1.5 Installation on opensuse 10.3


Friends,

I am trying to install Joomla on an opensuse 10.3 box, but I am missing something very basic.

I am trying to build my website and after many weeks of search I have chosen joomla. I have downloaded it, extracted to

/home/chief/public_html

and then opened Firefox and tried to open install.php.

The message I received was "open the file or save".

Before the installation I have checked my Apache, MySQL and PHP installations, which were all in place.

In Joomla's installation documents, it was advised to extract Joomla to /var/www but opensuse does not have this directory.

Now, being a newbie on this issue, I have narrowed down my problem to two issues:
  1. Something in AMP is not running therefore suse cannot run install.php
  2. I have to copy the contents to some www directory [as advised as /var/www]. It may be /srv/www but I am not sure since this directory has cgi-bin, htdocs and icons subdirectories. Shall I create one folder in this directory and copy the contents? I mean, am I doing it wrong trying to install joomla to /home/chief/public_html?

Thank you for every help in advance.

Chief
 
Old 01-30-2008, 02:23 PM   #2
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If I were in your place, I'd ignore the fact that Opensuse doesn't have /var/www, and just create the folder, then procede with installation to see if it works.

If not, you can always delete /var/www, and try something else.

I wouldn't install to public_html. If I remember correctly, that folder is open to others logging in to your machine. Unless you want to give them access to joomla, that is.

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Old 01-31-2008, 02:02 AM   #3
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Thank you very much for your kind assistance. I will try it out and post the outcome here.

regarding public_html folder, I am the only one that uses the system, so there is no problem here. If I create /var/www as you advised, then I have to play with the permissions, which I believe, will in turn lead to even more problems when I will upload my website to a remote host.
 
Old 02-03-2008, 07:28 AM   #4
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The solution is, in openSuSE 10.3, you have to create a folder in /srv/www/htdocs.

I have created /srv/www/htdocs/joomla and copied all the files in this folder.

Then typing http://localhost/joomla/installation/index.php in Firefox brought me the installation page.

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