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InstallbitweaverDoc

Information regarding the installation of bitweaver

Created by: Mark Fowler, Last modification: 12 Feb 2007 (03:36 UTC) by Mark Fowler

bitweaver Installation


File permissions

Certain files or directories need permissions which allow the web server to alter them.

The simple solution is to grant write permission to all on the system (chmod 777). But on a Unix-like system it is safer for an administrator to change the group ownership and permissions so the specific web server user has access.
  • /bitweaver/kernel/config_inc.php
  • /bitweaver/temp/
  • /bitweaver/storage/
If an error appears about temp/templates_c/native, it will also be necessary to create and grant permissions to temp/templates_c and temp/templates_c/native.

Installer Checks

When a newly uploaded / extracted bitweaver site is entered, permissions for certain files are checked and problems are reported. Once these have been resolved, you can then go on to the bitweaver installation.

System Requirements

System requirements and recommendations are checked by the Installer. Please see bitweaverRequirements for more details.

Database Installation

Make sure you have a database correctly complied into your php version, since the installer will only display ones that are available. this is supposed to help people who don't have much experience with this sort of stuff and might get overwhelmed. Please visit InstallbitweaverDB for more information.

Administrator Definition

You need to enter the administrators details. This account is used to maintain all aspects of bitweaver and there are absolutely no restrictions for this user.

Package Installation

Download the Release and upload its contents to your server.

All packages that were uploaded / extracted on your server appear in a list of packages you can install. every one of these is optional (appart from some few required packages) and can be selected / deselected. Once you have decided what packages could be useful to you, you can install them.

Please bear in mind that whatever packages you install, you can always disable them later or delete them from your server.

Then point your browser at:
http://example.com/yourbitweaverdirectory/install/install.php

The installer wiill help guide you through the process from there.

Data Pump

Now that the packages have been installed successfully, you can insert some sample data, which will help you evaluate the product and which serves as information since the added pages are simultaneously a set of tutorials unique to the installer.

bitweaver Settings

Finally, we give the option to set some few settings in bitweaver, which should allow you to enter a semi usable site the moment you hit the 'enter your site' button.

Installation Issues

If you run into any issues during the installation process, please check our FAQ. If you are still having trouble completing the installation, feel free to drop by at IRC and we will help you sort out any problems you might have.
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