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File name: documentation/INSTALL.txt
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1 trevor 1.10 /**
2 trevor 1.10 * CPG Dragonfly CMS
3 trevor 1.10 * Copyright (c) 2004-2005 by CPG-Nuke Dev Team, www.dragonflycms.com
4 trevor 1.10 * Released under the GNU GPL version 2 or any later version
5 trevor 1.14 * $Id: INSTALL.txt,v 1.13 2005/03/08 22:23:45 trevor Exp $
6 trevor 1.10 */
7 djmaze 1.1  
8 trevor 1.14 In-depth installation instructions can be found on our website:
9 trevor 1.14 http://dragonflycms.com/Wiki/id=47.html
10 trevor 1.14  
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12 djmaze 1.1 Base Requirements
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14 djmaze 1.1  
15 trevor 1.10 In order to setup CPG Dragonfly CMS, the following prerequisites are necessary:
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17 trevor 1.7 - a web server (Apache prefered)
18 trevor 1.7 - PHP 4.1 or higher (4.3.x prefered)
19 trevor 1.8 - an SQL server (MySQL 4.x and PostgreSQL 7.3.x or later are supported)
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21 djmaze 1.6 Setup of these required packages is beyond the scope of this document and if
22 djmaze 1.6 you are unsure you should check with each of the appropriate web sites for
23 djmaze 1.6 further details.
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25 djmaze 1.1  
26 trevor 1.2 Installing the Package
27 trevor 1.2 ----------------------
28 djmaze 1.1  
29 djmaze 1.6 If you are going to upgrade your website start at step two...
30 trevor 1.13 See http://dragonflycms.com/Wiki/id=40.html for info on starting a cvs site.
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32 trevor 1.12 1) Create a new database, for example, 'dragonfly': mysqladmin create dragonfly
33 djmaze 1.6 OR add a database through your web control panel.
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35 djmaze 1.6 2) Edit the file "config.php". Change all the fields until you are happy with
36 djmaze 1.6 the changes and they fit the need of your web site. Give special attention
37 djmaze 1.6 to the database configuration section. When you have finished editing
38 djmaze 1.6 config.php, save it.
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40 djmaze 1.6 3) Now upload all content from the /html directory to your webspace.
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42 trevor 1.8 4) CHMOD the following file to 600 (622 if 600 fails):
43 djmaze 1.6 - cpg_error.log
44 trevor 1.2  
45 trevor 1.8 5) CHMOD the following directories to 755 (777 if 755 fails):
46 djmaze 1.6 - cache
47 djmaze 1.6 - modules/coppermine/albums
48 djmaze 1.6 - modules/coppermine/albums/userpics
49 djmaze 1.6 - uploads/avatars
50 djmaze 1.6 - uploads/forums
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52 djmaze 1.6 6) In your web browser go to http://mydomain.tld/install.php
53 djmaze 1.6 The setup will install/update your database.
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55 djmaze 1.6 After the database is created you will be prompted to insert additional
56 djmaze 1.6 information and, if it's a new install, to create the super user account.
57 djmaze 1.6 Create your super user following the on-screen instructions.
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59 djmaze 1.6 7) Login following the admin link (http://mydomain.tld/admin.php)
60 djmaze 1.1  
61 djmaze 1.6 Now click on "Main Settings" and change whatever you want to fit your site
62 djmaze 1.6 info. All the options you need to change are in the Settings menu.
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64 djmaze 1.6 8) After installing, delete install.php and the /install directory!
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66 djmaze 1.1  
67 djmaze 1.1 Testing the Installation
68 djmaze 1.1 ------------------------
69 djmaze 1.1  
70 djmaze 1.1 Go to your homepage, for example:
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72 trevor 1.8 http://mydomain.tld/index.php
73 djmaze 1.1  
74 trevor 1.2 To login as administrator:
75 djmaze 1.1  
76 trevor 1.8 http://mydomain.tld/admin.php
77 djmaze 1.1  
78 djmaze 1.6 This will give you full administrator privileges to your installation of
79 trevor 1.10 CPG Dragonfly CMS.
80 djmaze 1.1  
81 djmaze 1.6 Remember to logout from admin after you use it. From this area you can
82 djmaze 1.6 delete or add content on your site, so never leave your computer without
83 djmaze 1.6 logging out from the admin account.
84 djmaze 1.1  
85 djmaze 1.1 We recommend the use of MySQL-Front or phpMyAdmin. Those are good
86 djmaze 1.1 administration systems for MySQL databases.
87 trevor 1.10 www.dragonflycms.com/downloads/mysqlfront25.exe (free version)
88 djmaze 1.1 www.mysqlfront.de (30 days free)
89 djmaze 1.1 www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page
90 djmaze 1.1  
91 djmaze 1.1 We also recommend setting a password for your MySQL access. This is
92 djmaze 1.1 important as some data in the nuke database is not encrypted, so for
93 trevor 1.5 security reasons you need to set a password. Not only that, it's a
94 trevor 1.5 good practice!
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96 djmaze 1.1  
97 djmaze 1.1 Final Notes
98 djmaze 1.1 -----------
99 djmaze 1.1  
100 trevor 1.10 That's it! You're done with CPG Dragonfly CMS. Just navigate around, play with it,
101 trevor 1.10 abuse it and if you like CPG Dragonfly CMS, use it. Spend some time getting used to the
102 djmaze 1.6 administration interface.
103 djmaze 1.6  
104 djmaze 1.6 To change your site's logo, go to the /themes directory and make a custom
105 djmaze 1.6 logo for each individual theme. Just navigate around all themes and change
106 djmaze 1.6 the graphics you want.
107 djmaze 1.6  
108 djmaze 1.6 PS: When you e-mail us asking something, just remember that we receive A LOT
109 djmaze 1.6 of e-mails a day! We don't answer, but for sure we'll read it.
110 trevor 1.10 Your best bet is to visit the forums at www.dragonflycms.com/Forums.html and post
111 djmaze 1.6 your questions there.
112 djmaze 1.1  
113 djmaze 1.6 ** A special thank you to all the people who have helped is in CREDITS.txt **
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115 trevor 1.10 Enjoy!


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