[K12OSN] K12LTSP-Moodle Howto

Jim Kronebusch jim at winonacotter.org
Wed Jul 19 14:03:51 UTC 2006

> My two concerns are 1) Does it work?  2) Will the install be safe 
> and avoid obvious pitfalls.
> Please take a look and edit to improve and clarify.

I am up and running with it.  Wow, I've been meaning to check out moodle and
this was the perfect opportunity.  I can't believe how much configuration is
involved after setup.

That said, the tutorial was great.  A couple of suggestions here:

Step 4 - add in to do a "chkconfig httpd on" and "chkconfig mysqld on".  That
way the first time they reboot the server they won't wonder why their Moodle
is broke.

Step 5 - It may be a hair confusing for a newbie, maybe not.  But the first
three parameters in php.ini are set using On and Off not 1 and 0. I realize
that it most likely doesn't matter which format is used, but to a newbie the
difference may be enough to shut them down :-)

Step 6 - The first path to httpd.conf is missing a /conf.
Is /etc/httpd/httpd.conf, should be /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf.  The second
reference is correct.

Step 11 - Maybe a qualifier for the *'s.  I could see a newbie typing them in :-)

Step 13 - May want to include a step to exit mysql before going to step 14 and
issuing "mysqladmin -p reload".  If they don't exit they may wonder why it
doesn't work.

Step 16 - Maybe point out to make the necessary change from the default for
"Set Data Directory" since we put it one level higher in the howto.  And then
maybe a little help on the database configuration page since to a newbie some
of this may be greek to them.  The addition of a couple of screenshots could
make these next few steps a little less confusing for them.

Anyhow, thanks to you I now have a new Moodle server to play with on my Test
K12LTSP 5 box.

Thanks for your work!

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