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File name: documentation/INSTALL.txt
Revision : 1.4 => 1.5 (9 years 6 months 1 weeks 6 days 2 hours 58 minutes 27 seconds ago) by trevor
Changed : +78 -88 lines
Comment: updated the documentation

--- documentation/INSTALL.txt:1.4 Sun Oct 3 20:51:56 2004
+++ documentation/INSTALL.txt Tue Oct 12 18:34:21 2004
@@ -4,69 +4,68 @@
Please use our new HTML documentation, found in the /documentation
folder within this directory
-- - -
-PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. IF YOU DO THIS,
-YOU WILL HAVE YOUR SITE UP AND RUNNING IN JUST A FEW MINUTES.
Base Requirements
-----------------
-In order to setup CPG-Nuke, the following prerequisites are necessary:
+In order to install CPG-Nuke, you'll need the following:
-- An (Apache) Web Server (http://www.apache.org)
-- PHP version 4.3.x or newer (mod_php) Apache module (http://www.php.net)
-- MySQL database server (http://www.mysql.com)
-
-This doesn't mean CPG-Nuke won't work with other configurations, OS's, DB's, etc,
-but we only provide INSTALL instructions for the above configuration.
-In fact CPG-Nuke works under Windows (all), FreeBSD, OS/2, MacOS, etc.
-
-Setup of these required packages is beyond the scope of this document and if
-you are unsure you should check with each of the appropriate web sites for
-further details.
+ * A web server (Apache prefered)
+ * PHP 4 or higher (4.3.x prefered)
+ * MySQL 4.0 or higher
+
+This doesn't mean that CPG-Nuke won't work with other configurations,
+operating systems, sql servers, etc, but we only provide install
+instructions for the above configuration. In fact, CPG-Nuke works under
+Windows (all), FreeBSD, OS/2, MacOS, etc
Installing the Package
----------------------
-If you are going to upgrade your website start at step two...
-If you want to run a CVSWeb read the CVS.txt documentation carefully before you
-install our CVS bundle onto your website
-
-1) Create a new database, for example, 'cpgnuke': mysqladmin create cpgnuke
- OR add a database through your web control panel.
-
-2) Edit the file "config.php". Change all the fields until you are happy with
- the changes and they fit the need of your web site. Give special attention
- to the database configuration section. When you have finished editing
- config.php, save it.
+-> If you are going to upgrade your website start at step two...
-3) Now upload all content from the /html directory to your webspace.
+-> If you want to run a CVS website please read CVS.txt before you
+ install our CVS bundle onto your website
-4) CHMOD the following file to 622:
- - cpg_error.log
+1) Using your MySQL database administration tool (ie: phpMyAdmin),
+ create a new database. Name it anything you want, for example,
+ 'cpgnuke'
+
+2) Edit the config.php file found in the /html folder. Change all of
+ the fields until you are happy with them and the changes fit the need
+ of your site. Pay close attention to the database configuration
+ section, using the information provided by your host
-5) CHMOD the following directories to 777:
- - cache
- - modules/coppermine/albums
- - modules/coppermine/albums/userpics
- - uploads/avatars
- - uploads/forums
+3) Save your changes to config.php and then upload all files from the
+ /html folder to your webspace
-6) In your web browser go to http://mydomain.tld/install.php
- The setup will install/update your database.
+4) CHMOD the following file to 622:
- After the database is created you will be prompted to insert additional
- information and, if it's a new install, to create the super user account.
- Create your super user following the on-screen instructions.
+ * cpg_error.log
-7) Login following the admin link (http://mydomain.tld/admin.php)
+5) CHMOD the following folders to 777:
- Now click on "Main Settings" and change whatever you want to fit your site
- info. All the options you need to change are in the Settings menu.
+ * /cache
+ * /modules/coppermine/albums
+ * /modules/coppermine/albums/userpics
+ * /uploads/avatars
+ * /uploads/forums
+
+6) Head to http://www.mydomain.tld/install.php, where you will be
+ presented with our magical auto-installer, which will guide you
+ through the installation process. Using the installer, you will
+ install the necessary database, configure basic settings for your
+ site and create your first administrator/user account
+
+7) Once you have finished the installation process, login to your
+ administration menu, through http://www.mydomain.tld/admin.php.
+ From here, you will be able to configure the remaining settings for
+ your site, and administer your new CPG-Nuke powered website
-8) After installing, delete install.php and the /install directory!
+8) It is important that you remove install.php and the /install folder
+ after you have successfully installed your site
Testing the Installation
@@ -74,18 +73,18 @@
Go to your homepage, for example:
- http://mydomain.com/index.php
+ http://mydomain.tld/ndex.php
To login as administrator:
- http://mydomain.com/admin.php
+ http://mydomain.tld/admin.php
- This will give you full administrator privileges to your installation of
- CPG-Nuke.
+ This will give you full administrator privileges to your
+ installation of CPG-Nuke
- Remember to logout from admin after you use it. From this area you can
- delete or add content on your site, so never leave your computer without
- logging out from the admin account.
+ Remember to logout from admin after you use it. From this area you
+ can delete or add content on your site, so never leave your computer
+ without logging out from the admin account
We recommend the use of MySQL-Front or phpMyAdmin. Those are good
administration systems for MySQL databases.
@@ -95,49 +94,40 @@
We also recommend setting a password for your MySQL access. This is
important as some data in the nuke database is not encrypted, so for
- security reasons you need to set a password. Not only that, it's a good
- practice!
+ security reasons you need to set a password. Not only that, it's a
+ good practice!
Final Notes
-----------
- That's it! You're done with CPG-Nuke. Just navigate around, play with it,
-abuse it and if you like CPG-Nuke, use it. Spend some time getting used to the
-administration interface.
-
- To change your site's logo, go to the /themes directory and make a custom
-logo for each individual theme. Just navigate around all themes and change
-the graphics you want.
-
- We removed quite a few modules from the CPG-Nuke package and put them in
-a directory called add-ons. You'll find the Journal, Web Links, Downloads and
-a few others in there. It's very easy to install them. Just copy the contents
-of whatever module you want to install to your root directory. For example, to
-install the Downloads add-on, copy the contents of the /add-ons/Downloads
-directory (/admin, /blocks, /images, /modules) to your root directory. Log in
-as admin, then activate the module. That's all there is to it! Your module is
-now ready to use. Any blocks that come with the add-on are also now ready for
-use. Add them the same way you'd add any other block.
-
- A note for the CPG-Nuke site's administrators: Only admins can view the
- following data in the site:
-
- - Administration Menu
- - Number of New Submissions
- - Edit button for each link in Web Links
- - Edit and Delete options for each Article
- - Delete option for each comment
- - IP/Host address of the comment poster
- - Moderation option and button (if set for admin only)
- - and MANY more...
-
-PS: When you e-mail us asking something, just remember that we receive A LOT
-of e-mails a day! We don't answer, but for sure we'll read it.
-Your best bet is to visit the forums at www.cpgnuke.com/Forums.html and post
-your questions there.
+ That's it! Just navigate around, play with it, abuse it and if you like
+CPG-Nuke, use it. Spend some time getting used to the administration
+interface
+
+ To change your site's logo, go to the /themes folder and make a custom
+logo for each individual theme. Just navigate around all themes and
+change the graphics you want
+
+ We removed quite a few modules from the CPG-Nuke package and put them
+in a directory called add-ons. You'll find the Journal, Web Links,
+Downloads and a few others in there. It's very easy to install them.
+Just copy the contents of whatever module you want to install to your
+root directory. For example, to install the Downloads add-on, copy the
+contents of the /add-ons/Downloads directory /admin, /blocks, /images,
+/modules) to your root directory. Log in as admin, then activate the
+module. That's all there is to it! Your module is now ready to use. Any
+blocks that come with the add-on are also now ready for use. Add them
+the same way you'd add any other block
+
+
+PS: When you e-mail us asking something, just remember that we receive
+ A LOT of e-mails a day! We don't answer, but for sure we'll read it.
+ Your best bet is to visit the forums at www.cpgnuke.com/Forums.html
+ and post your questions there
-** A special thank you to all the people who have helped is in CREDITS.txt **
+** A special thank you to all those people who have helped with the
+ project can be found in CREDITS.txt **
Enjoy!


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