[K12OSN] K12LTSP-Moodle Howto
dyoung at mesd.k12.or.us
Wed Jul 19 15:03:29 UTC 2006
Jim Kronebusch wrote:
>> 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:
Jim, it's a wiki. Edit it. ;-)
> 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.
The "System >> Administration >> Services tool will do that and is
referenced in #4.
> 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 :-)
Left this alone.
> 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 :-)
Don't understand... The only asterisk present in #11 is in the GRANT
statement, which is required to apply to all tables in the moodle database.
> 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.
The "quit" is there in #11.
> 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.
Or just a pointer to the moodle.org docs, which are quite good also.
Dan Young <dyoung at mesd.k12.or.us>
Multnomah ESD - Technology Services
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