[K12OSN] K12LTSP-Moodle Howto
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
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
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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