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Old 08-12-2006, 10:45 AM   #1
danielascott
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Looking for Forum Software


Hey Everyone,
I've been running fedora 5 for a while now, managed to get a little web server up and running.. etc.

Made a little website, but I was wondering what steps I may need to take in hopes that linux comes with some sort of software to host a message board also. I tried searching google, but if you try to use the word, message board, or forum with linux attached to it, i guess it's too vague, and i end up with nothing that I'm looking for..

So i was hoping someone could help me out =]

Thanks

DAS
 
Old 08-12-2006, 10:50 AM   #2
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you want a forum, there is a great one and free license

www.phpbb.com
 
Old 08-12-2006, 02:35 PM   #3
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Agreed, PHPBB is one of the most popular ones.

Attention, please: In most popular, PHP-based, forum software, security flaws are detected (and corrected) on almost a monthly basis. Actually, it's a shame (my opinion).
Make sure to subscribe to the maintainers' security mailing lists and keep your system up-to-date.

My source of opinion: heise's newsticker (in German).

BTW, LinuxQuestions.org itself is using the commercial VBulletin.
 
Old 08-12-2006, 07:29 PM   #4
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If you are looking for forum software, then take a look at opensourcecms for a complete listing.
 
Old 08-13-2006, 01:22 PM   #5
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Is this forum part of a free distribution? this one is pretty good
 
Old 08-13-2006, 02:37 PM   #6
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I appreciate all the feedback

I'll let yall know when i get it up and running =]

DAS
 
Old 08-14-2006, 03:10 AM   #7
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Is this forum part of a free distribution? this one is pretty good
This forum, uses VBulletin, which is a commercial app.
 
Old 08-14-2006, 11:33 AM   #8
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thanks for the help

Hey guys,

I hope not to leech too much info off you guys.. But, I have a couple of more questions.

1. First, I've decided to use http://www.simplemachines.org/ as my forum software.
If someone could just kickstart me on how to get that installed, and maybe the first step, i'll be able to figure the rest out. I look through their support forum and really didn't find anything.

2. I was look at the preferred requirements for the forum software, and it was to be running a unix/linux distro, which I do run fedora core 5. It also suggested that I had the up to date php, and related software such as mysql. I was cool with that, i cranked up yumex and went to update php and mysql, also to install a few select packages that i thought would help, But, here is the thing. One, None of the packages with the word debuginfo would download, said all the mirrors were tried and could find a mirror, ok, i was cool with that. Then when it to update actual PHP, It said , forgive me i'm not at my house, so i'm going to try and remember off memory; PHP = 5.1.2 is missing dependicies from syck.. It was something related to that. So, nothing with php would update.

3. I'm running the site from /var/www/html... But, when i would following the notes to set up the webserver, the notes advice i make a directory public_html in my home directory, and i could use it to place my index.html in it, just to chmod of directory to 755.. I did all that, and i'm still not able to pull index.html up from public_html when i type in my webserver name, it still pulls froom /var/www/html. Which makes thing difficult, b/c when i want to place files in that direcotry, i have to copy the files through console, and it just get's a bit aggravating.


But, i've tried to serarch google before i hassle you all. And things i can't find out, i come to you. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks

DAS
 
Old 08-14-2006, 01:27 PM   #9
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Quote:
1. First, I've decided to use http://www.simplemachines.org/ as my forum software.
If someone could jus
you need to download the .tar.gz file and build it using
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just run install.php after uploading all the files
so you need to extract the files to /var/www/html and run
www.domainname.com/simpleforums/install.php and follow the instructions.

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3. I'm running the site from /var/www/html... But, when i would following the notes to set up the webserver, the notes advice i make a directory public_html in my h
just change the /var/www/html in the httpd.conf file to /home/user/public_html
If you want users to host their own website, you again need to edit the httpd.conf and enable UserDir. After you do that you can access the webiste of the particular user using www.domainname.com/~user

Last edited by w3bd3vil; 08-14-2006 at 01:31 PM.
 
Old 08-15-2006, 12:14 AM   #10
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one more thing

Hey all,

Ok, got everything working, got the thing where i can just work from public_html, etc..

Went to run the install file for SMF, and then it asked about ftp, no big deal, i spent a few minutes, set it up, and was accessing it fine.

But, one thing.. when i go to type in the user name, pass, address, port.. And click install, I get this error message.

Unable to connect to FTP server with this combination of details.

550 Failed to change directory.

I used gFTP , logged in my user name, it shows my home directory, but for some reason, It doesn't show public_html, and that's where the install file is. I can access the install file by typing <domain.name.com/~user/install.php> but, when I ftp, it's like my user name doesn't have access to public_html and it's invisible. If anyone can help on this, if i need to change permissions or something, i tried looking through support on smf website, but found some thigns about changing permissions to 777 or something. tried that, no luck.. So any help with be appreciated.

Thanks..

DAS
 
Old 08-15-2006, 12:50 AM   #11
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you have something wrong with permissions.
you might have extracted the file with root and accessing it with some other user. or your public_html dir doesnt have rw access for the ftp user, try to chmod 777 public_html and try.
 
Old 08-15-2006, 12:56 AM   #12
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it worked

Hey w3bd3vil

it worked.. i changed permissions, and the php script went right through


Thanks for the help =]

DAS
 
Old 08-15-2006, 01:31 AM   #13
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Update.. The PHP script for SMF was able to access the folder and do what it needed to do, i install mysql and got it started.. Now, i'm still not able to access public_html through gftp, i was wanting to be able to access it incase i'm in a different place and i need to modify the website by accessing and modifying the index.html

any suggestings? thanks, this is all appreciated.

DAS
 
  


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