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Friendika 12 years ago
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NOTE: This has NOT been fully tested!
In this case, you cannot use the web installer.
Skip step 3 and proceed to step 4 - especially steps 4a and 4b.
Skip step 4 and proceed to step 5 - especially steps 5a and 5b.
- Everything will work much better if you can dedicate a domain
or subdomain so that you don't require an extra server path.
3. Visit your website with a web browser and follow the instructions.
3. Create an empty database and note the access details (hostname, username, password, database name).
4. *If* the automated installation fails for any reason, check the following:
4. Visit your website with a web browser and follow the instructions.
4a. ".htconfig.php" exists
5. *If* the automated installation fails for any reason, check the following:
5a. ".htconfig.php" exists
If not, edit htconfig.php and change system settings. Rename
to .htconfig.php
4b. Database is populated.
5b. Database is populated.
If not, import the contents of "database.sql" with phpmyadmin
or mysql command line
5. At this point visit your website again, and register your personal account.
6. At this point visit your website again, and register your personal account.
Registration errors should all be recoverable automatically.
If you get any *critical* failure at this point, it generally indicates the
database was not installed correctly. You might wish to move/rename
.htconfig.php to another name and empty (called 'dropping') the database
tables, so that you can start fresh.
6. Set up a cron job or scheduled task to run the poller once every 5-10
7. Set up a cron job or scheduled task to run the poller once every 5-10
minutes to pick up the recent "public" postings of your friends. Example:
cd /base/directory; /path/to/php include/poller.php

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