A short HOWTO to get laconi.ca running on Fedora 10

Posted 2009-05-14

Simple, if you know how to do it πŸ™‚

Prerequisites:

  • Up and running Fedora 10 with web server and mysql server installed (httpd, mysql-server RPM)
  1. Get the tarball from http://www.laconi.ca

  2. You need to install some RPMs, I ended up with adding these (you might already have most of them installed)

# yum install php-gd t1lib php-mbstring php-xml php-xmpphp \<br /> php-oauth php-pear-Net-SMTP php-pear-Mail php-pear-DB-DataObject \<br /> php-pear-Auth-SASL php-pear-MDB2 php-pear-DB \<br /> php-pear-Net-Socket php-pear-Auth-OpenID php-pear-Net-Curl \<br /> php-pear-Validate php-pear-Date php-pgsql php-bcmath php-pear \

  1. You might also need markdown.php which unfortunately doesn’t yet exist as RPM. So get it from http://michelf.com/projects/php-markdown/ while it is hot πŸ˜‰ The normal version is sufficient. Unzip the file and place markdown.php in your PHP search path (mine lives in /usr/share/php)

  2. I placed my laconica installation in /var/www/html/laconica, so just untar the tarball in that directory, rename the directory if needed/wanted.

  3. Create the database, database user and set the rights accordingly:

# mysql -uroot -p -e 'create database laconica';<br /> # mysql -uroot -p -e "grant all privileges on laconica.* to laconica@localhost identified by 'PASSWORD'";

  1. Now call http://localhost/laconica/install.php and finish the installation.

Done. Have fun with microblogging.

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