Archives March 2010

Novell Wins vs. SCO, confirms Novell’s ownership of the Unix copyrights

Novell is very pleased with the jury’s decision confirming Novell’s ownership of the Unix copyrights, which SCO had asserted to own in its attack on Linux. Novell remains committed to promoting Linux, including by defending Linux on the intellectual property front.

Read more from the source: http://www.novell.com/prblogs/?p=2153

The Salt Lake Tribune has a complete write up of the story: http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14786202

— Andrew


How to Install WordPress on CentOS 5 in five minutes flat

Ok, so you need to install WordPress on a CentOS or Red Hat server, and the boss has only given you five minutes, then read on because here you can do it in less...

This how to assumes that you have a clean installed CentOS 5 or Red Hat server, but it will probably work just fine with Fedora as well. If you already have MySQL or Apache installed then you might need to make provisions for the existing setup to avoid any conflict.

So without further waffle, here it is. Fire up a root shell and continue:

Install the ...

— Andrew


How to Install Drupal on CentOS 5 in five minutes flat

Ok so you're in a hurry to install Drupal. Don't fret. It is esay as pie!

Run the following commands from a root shell!

yum -y install mysql-server httpd php php-mysql unzip wget

chkconfig httpd on
chkconfig mysqld on

/etc/init.d/mysqld start
/etc/init.d/httpd start

echo 'CREATE DATABASE drupal;' | mysql
echo "GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON drupal.* TO 'drupal'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'drupal';" | mysql
echo "FLUSH PRIVILEGES;" | mysql

cd /var/www/html/
wget http://ftp.drupal.org/files/projects/drupal-6.16.tar.gz
tar -xzf drupal-6.16.tar.gz --strip-components=1
rm drupal-6.16.tar ...

— Andrew


How to install Django-CMS on CentOS 5.4 with Python 2.6

The other day I was playing around with Django CMS and battling to get it installed on CentOS 5.4. I thought I'd put these notes together in the hope that someone might find them useful. NB. These instructions are not 100% polished, but should be sufficient to get you up and running.

This will install Django 1.1.1 and Python 2.6 on CentOS 5.4, using Apache and mod_python!

Special thanks to fink from #django-cms on irc.freenode.net for his patience and advice, and the other bloggers around the globe that have written useful articles ...

— Andrew


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