How to install bitweaver

Created by: SEWilco, Last modification: 12 Oct 2007 (18:44 UTC) by DM
This page is about the Install Package and not about the installation process per se. For information on how to install bitweaver, please visit InstallbitweaverDoc and bitweaverRequirements.

Required or not?

The installer is required when you first install bitweaver and when you want to (re)install new packages. If you are sure you won't need to install any additional packages in the future, you can delete the Install Package. We recommend you keep it handy in case you change your mind. For advanced security please see below.

Revisiting the Install Package

Adding new packages

After the installation has completed, you can download new packages and place the files in your bitweaver root directory. The root directory contains all the package directories such as kernel/ languages/ users/ util/ ... Once the new package is in place, it will appear on the Kernel --> Packages page. If the package requires installation, you will see an Install tab, which will list the packages that are ready for installation and a link that will take you to the Install Package. Just follow the installation instructions and your new package should be ready in no time.

Reinstalling (Desinstalling) Packages

Once your bitweaver system is up and running, you can revisit the installer at any time. It will give you options to re-install already installed packages. This will remove all the data in the tables associated with that package. This means that you will not be able to retrieve the associated data anymore.


The bitweaver Install Package is very powerful since it allows you to install a new system, add new packages, upgrade any existing package, and even migrate from one database type to another. We have made sure that you can only access the installer as administrator, however, we still recommend that you take some basic precautions.

The 2 most effective methods are:
  • disallow access to the install/ directory or the install.php file by changing the permissions
  • alternatively you can rename install_inc.php to install_inc.done

Rocking stuff

I just have to mention this at this point: our installer absolutely rocks. If you don't believe me, you should give it a spin!


by Paradise Philippines, 24 Oct 2007 (17:01 UTC)
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