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OK, I knew this would happen---same thing every time no matter which platform/CMS  I try.....whew!

Following directions on installation page, quote:  "

  1. Upload all the the unzipped contents to a folder on your server. You may upload to your root folder, subfolder or subdirectory.
  2. Using your web browser, navigate to the folder you just uploaded the unzipped contents to.
  3. Your browser should now be displaying the gpEasy installation page. Look over this page and make sure all of the checks have passed.  "     Well, when I use firefox and navigate to my localhost (server directory) at /srv/www/UPLOAD_FOLDER  my opensuse 12.1/Firefox system merely presents the files (addon.ini / gpconfig.php / gpl.txt / index.php in a list.  So, I click on any one of these files and I am now given the option to open the file in my resident (gnome) text editor!!!  Is my php (whatever that is) not working?? I did a find / -name *php* and get info that php version files php5-sockets-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-bcmath-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-openssl-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-json-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-pear-5.3.8-4.18.1.noarch
    php5-fastcgi-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-mysql-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-xmlwriter-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-devel-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-snmp-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-iconv-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-bz2-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-sqlite-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-tidy-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-pdo-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-gd-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-ftp-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-zlib-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-wddx-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-dba-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-mbstring-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-gettext-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-odbc-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    phpMyAdmin-3.4.10.2-1.24.1.noarch
    php5-zip-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-dom-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-xmlreader-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-tokenizer-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-ctype-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-shmop-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    apache2-mod_php5-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586
    php5-mcrypt-5.3.8-4.18.1.i586   

are all installed on my system.  But if they need to be initialized or 'started' I am not sure.  Although YaST2 software management tells me there are many php-related files *not* installed they mostly are libs, extension modules and other development stuff, which I take to be need only for coders.  Any advice or pointers greatly appreciated! Thx....and you guys say this is supposed to be easy (I'm trying very hard *not* to learn anything about coding-----don't have time for that. Just want to put up a web based journal/magazine and write. Have A Healthy, Prosperous Day!

OBTW:  Yes, I have regular user r/w/x set for *all* users/groups on /data dir so as not to interfere with install....

----rob

Edited: 9 years ago#3920

Stano
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Hi Rob, I guess that the step 3 is meant to access the installation folder via http protocol (not directly via filesystem), that is

http://localhost/UPLOAD_FOLDER/  or http://127.0.0.1/UPLOAD_FOLDER/  or http://www.yourwebsite.com/UPLOAD_FOLDER/

Imho, all people encounter this situation soon or later :-) So was that this?

--- stano

Edited: 9 years ago#3921

Thx for quick response!  Yes, am trying to do just as you say....apparently, by giving *exact* file folder + sub-folders was blocking me out. Now, however, when I use http://localhost (only without specifying folder/subfolder) with *not* 'drilling down' then, the situation is resolved. Now looking at "Installation --- Checking server...."  page.  Will get back to you nice people and let you know that your efforts have paid off!!  Thanks, again!!  Have A Healthy, Prosperous Day!!

---rob

9 years ago#3932

Stano
483 Posts
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Thanks and you have a good day too! :-)

Edited: 9 years ago#3933

Hey Stan0...all has 'passed' on my install/config page.  Once I've finished getting familiar with this, will it be okay to just copy all folders over----as is--- to another system so as to get some practice admin my site remotely?? Or will install to other system (on my local subnet) require an complete install from scratch?? Thx for all your help!! Take Care.  Have A Healthy, Prosprous Day!

----rob

9 years ago#3935

Stano
483 Posts
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Thanks Rob. Yes you can simply copy all files over (duplicate it). Only two directories contain varying content:

/data   - this directory contains your settings, pages, and remotely installed plugins&themes. And

/themes  - this directory contains prepackaged gpEasy themes and also can contain your manually installed themes.

This is described in the official User Guide >Moving To Another Server.

So this should work without a problem!

Greetings from Stano.

Edited: 9 years ago#3936

Thanks so much, Stano!  I'm working on it-----got some around-the-house ('Honey-Do') type stuff to do also!! Just moved in Jan and now w/warm weather, well....  Just to fill you in,  I have 2 goals:  (1) Manage my own site/server so as to protect my content  from terms of service, privacy, etc. which really don't represent the client when operating in a hosted environment.  We only have to look at Yahoo, the entire Chinese (and others) practices reference free speech online, (I am convinced my views will upset some!) and (2)  I hope to also leverage the experience I gather admin the server into a linux certification/experience, particularly targeted at SuSE Linux Enterprise.  Some time ago  I was really patient, and wanted very much to run/learn linux; so patient in fact that I even learned to manually calculate and write 'modelines' by hand in order to use a fixed frequency monitor with a pc!!  Now not so much.  I know it takes patience & dedication, but this time I was really hoping I could 'pop something out of the box' and merely start writing/typing content.  Now that I've settled down and realize we're not quite there yet, I'll take a more measured approach.    Again, thanks for your patience and understanding!!  Take Care. and Have A Healthy, Prosperous Day!  ---rob

9 years ago#3971

Stano
483 Posts
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1 Themes
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Thanks Rob, the same wishes also for you!

Edited: 9 years ago#3974

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