Installation of Neckar

Granting davidf rights to manage software and services:

(root)$ visudo

and adding:


Web server

Change configuration in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf. Patch:

--- httpd.conf.orig     2009-12-04 14:35:39.000000000 +0100
+++ httpd.conf  2009-12-04 14:35:50.000000000 +0100
@@ -228,8 +228,8 @@
 #  when the value of (unsigned)Group is above 60000;
 #  don't use Group #-1 on these systems!
-User apache
-Group apache
+User www
+Group www

 ### Section 2: 'Main' server configuration

Enabling httpd on startup:

$ sudo /sbin/chkconfig --add httpd
$ sudo /sbin/chkconfig --levels 35 httpd on

Starting httpd now:

$ sudo /sbin/service httpd start

MySQL Server

The mysql server was pre-installed on this system, but not configured. To configure mysql and create the TYPO3 database:

$ sudo /sbin/chkconfig --levels 35 mysqld on
$ sudo /sbin/service mysqld start
$ mysqladmin -u root password 'secret_password'
$ mysql -u root -p
mysql> create database hisparc_t3 default character set 'utf8';
mysql> grant all on hisparc_t3.* to 'hisparc'@'localhost' identified by 'secret_password';

HiSPARC website

The HiSPARC website is a typical TYPO3 installation with some added modules. This installation is created and provided by OOiP. From the TYPO3 website:

TYPO3 is a free Open Source content management system for enterprise purposes on the web and in intranets. It offers full flexibility and extendability while featuring an accomplished set of ready-made interfaces, functions and modules.


TYPO3 has some prerequisites, some of which were already installed: PHP and ImageMagick. Unfortunately, MySQL support for PHP was not yet installed. Do this by issuing:

$ sudo yum install php-mysql

It turns out the permissions for the PHP session directory were incorrect. Correct them as follows:

(root)$ chown www.www /var/lib/php/session

To make sure TYPO3 uses loopback connections to itself, update the /etc/hosts file to contain:       localhost.localdomain localhost neckar


To install the HiSPARC website, untar the OOiP-provided directory dump:

$ cd /usr/local
(root)$ mkdir www
(root)$ chown www.www www
$ cd www
(root)$ tar xvzf hisparc-web.tar.gz --strip-components=1
(root)$ chown -R www.www *
(root)$ chmod -R a-x *
(root)$ chmod -R a+X *
$ mysql -u hisparc -p hisparc_t3 < hisparc_t3.sql

Create the apache config by creating and editing /etc/httpd/conf.d/hisparc.conf to contain:

<VirtualHost *:80>

    DocumentRoot /usr/local/www/web

    <Directory /usr/local/www/web>
        AllowOverride All
        Allow from All

        Options +FollowSymLinks +ExecCGI



After that, reload the web server:

$ sudo /sbin/service httpd reload

Installation should now be complete.

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