[K12OSN] K12LTSP-Moodle Howto

Dan Young 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.

Did that.

> 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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