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    Mandrivania just a bit next to Canada!
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    -Breaking away from windows with LINUX!<br />-Fishing, Ice Fishing, & hey if there is nothing else to do then go to CDN Tire and look at FISHING Equipment! <br />-Movies, Gaming, Outdoor adventuring, and Women.

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  1. lol, well the mission is to have it running on a linux platform. But until I get a distro up and running properly I guess the windows will have to do for now. I have found it amazing already the full access, control, and features this toll offers is amazing. Still getting used to alot of the references it has such as mambots and how the modules work, but just from the research I have done over the net has astonished me. Never seen anything like it except for sharepoint but, mehh not too impressed with it. Tell me your site concept...was that based on a template? Or it was created all from scratch?
  2. nice, I will take a look in to it when I get my lab systems in production and then spend the winter learning it. Got some good news and bad news.... bad news....Never was able to get the joomla working on the linux box so I decided to go to windows and try it from there. bad news again... :P, after trying to install it on a windows box I came across problems again....lol...but I was able to get around it I think and I am now looking at what appears to be my brand spanking sweet looking website! Definately happy you intro'd me to this cms tool. I will spend the rest of the week reading up on it and then try to get it in production. Thing is that I really wanted it to work on my drake box for tonz of security issues but looks good for now on my laptop so I will see about building a lil server just for the web server. last question for now on this topic.... Is it a good idea to have joomla on a windows pc and have it direct traffic to my site on a linux box? like the way I can have multiple websites in windows on various pc? thinking that if I don't get it working on my linux box' that I will setup my web as such. again thnx for telling me about Joomla!
  3. I know. I think it is because of the updates I used to get from easy-urpmi for my version. but that was last year. There was no problem with the install or the updates and getting mysql going. just that when I redid this lab box I noticed that my cd gave some issues of reading, easy-urpmi would stall or hang. But I am really sure it has to do with the perl db::mysql module that needs to be installed. but this is only evident through webmin. I tried to download other updated versions but they seem to hang on me or give me some kind of an error that I am missing this or that from my hardware. I do have several other distros; Ubuntu, kubuntu, slackware, redhat, pclinux, slacklinux and others that I haven't yet got in to. I tried to get Gentoo but just never got around to it. I will try and download it tomorrow and try it out on another box and see how it goes. Are the commands and such similar to mandrivia? such as with ubuntu & Ku, I need to use the command apt-get to do things and also the change of having to be able to log in as root and perform configs from a ssh connection. With these 2 distros I had to boot in recovery mode to be in as root and then even still I had to go in to the gui to config the system because I did not have my linuxconf or netconf applet in the prompt. So working around the system I found it kind of hard at first to figure out how to go about to do what I was so used to with my mandrake. but with mandrivia, do I still have the linuxconf and net conf modules?
  4. Your command returned this: [teager@Draco teager]$ rpm -qa | grep -i mysql libmysql10-3.23.52-1mdk MySQL-3.23.52-1mdk MySQL-client-3.23.52-1mdk [teager@Draco teager]$
  5. Can they really do things like that? like force a user to switch from OS to OS. Like I understand that they can ban a user form having access to a pc in his domicile but to go even further by dictating what OS he can use. Pretty controlling to me. And on top of that, it kind of says something about using windows... that really we are not secure and private using it.
  6. I will give it a try when I get home from work. Just to let you and anyone else reading this that I am running an old mandrake 9.0 system. I have tried to down the newer verions but seem to get corrupted iso's or failed installs due to various errors when the software tried to detect my system. Eventually when i get all these installs working and configured properly I will re-install on a compaq ml370 raid server. for the perl DBD::Mysql package. I did a serach for an rpm of the file and found that many ppl have been having issues with this. Irony is that when I decided to install mysql with the mandrake 9.0 only this time for this year, have I had issues. Last year when I started out with it on this forum I never had an issue with it... can someone explain to me why? could it be when I use the easy-urpmi the support is provided no longer has this package available? I am just throwing this out there... but I do find it bizarre that I now have this issue with msql when all I had in the past was the my-small, etc.... *.cnf files which were stored elsewhere in my system.
  7. The 2 commands came back with these responses: [teager@Draco teager]$ urpmf --name mysql libmysql10:name:libmysql10-3.23.52-1mdk.i586 libmysql10-devel:name:libmysql10-devel-3.23.52-1mdk.i586 php-mysql:name:php-mysql-4.2.3-1mdk.i586 [teager@Draco teager]$ urpmf --name php | grep -i mysql php-mysql:name:php-mysql-4.2.3-1mdk.i586 [teager@Draco teager]$ the find command did not appear to work but I tried the locate *.cnf and it found some .cnf that I was looking for thamks...I had forgot about the * switch! locate *.cnf /usr/share/doc/MySQL-3.23.52/my-large.cnf /usr/share/doc/MySQL-3.23.52/my-huge.cnf /usr/share/doc/MySQL-3.23.52/my-medium.cnf /usr/share/doc/MySQL-3.23.52/my-small.cnf /usr/share/mysql/my-huge.cnf /usr/share/mysql/my-large.cnf /usr/share/mysql/my-medium.cnf /usr/share/mysql/my-small.cnf /usr/lib/ssl/openssl.cnf /downs/webmin-1.360/acl/openssl.cnf /webmin/acl/openssl.cnf so atleast I have my-small.cnf file... do you have a my.cnf file that I can take and add to my drake system and then use webmin to modify? Found 1 online but it does not seem to fix my issue.
  8. K, I will give that command a try cause I have been using urpmi and it tells me that the everything is installed, which it is I just need to have a my.cnf file in the /etc and another file that I was able to get from the net but I'm having a trouble recalling from where. It is the small-??.cnf, medium-??.cnf or large??.cnf file. also when I am in the webmin interface it tells me that I need a DBD::myslq perl module that I can download never wants to install without the errors I get that are posted in the previous conversations. But I will try the command you are giving me and see what happens. then proceed to install and see if does give me the coding for manually creating the configuration.php file that it states it will do. What about the backup of the directory? Is the /etc and /var directories good enough?
  9. aside from the mysql-support unavailable & configuration.php unwriteable message. I manually did a chmod to each individual directory to allow joomla write permissions for now. seems to be fine all green for each. All that is left is to figure out how to get the mysql support available & I did a chmod to the file configuration.php-dist that was in the directory. not sure if I had to have it name specific as "configuration.php" but I did perform a backup of the file either way. so I had 2 files to see if joomla would accept. neither worked. when I put write permission on them (tried 1 before the other of course...) I received this error for the "configuration.php"file. Fatal error: Failed opening required '/path/to/joomla/install/includes/version.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php/:/usr/lib/php/pear/') in /var/www/html/includes/joomla.php on line 71 I would like to proceed with the install but I was wondering what directories I should back up first? I did a backup of /etc & /var, but is that all? The install page says: - MySQL support Unavailable configuration.php Unwriteable You can still continue the install as the configuration will be displayed at the end, just copy & paste this and upload. So I just want to make sure I have a good system backup if I cause any problems.
  10. Not sure why but the system seems flakey... I do have mysql installed but I don't seem to have the my.cnf file located in the /etc directory. seems this box is just giving me headaches...i reinstalled mandrake again and get the same message from webmin telling me that the cnf file is missing. I will try once again to do another install and if it gives me problems again I will just try another distro like ubuntu Update: the re-install is finished and again I get the webmin message telling me that mysql needs to be started. then when I click the option to start it I enter the module and see my 2 default DBs. but still no my.cnf file is located in my system lower on the webmin page I see this message so when i tell webmin to get it I now get this message So I manually go to cpan and get the module but when I follow the instruction it errors... C. BUILD Go into the newly-created directory and type: perl Makefile.PL make make test D. INSTALL While still in that directory, type: make install Make sure you have the appropriate permissions to install the module in your Perl 5 library directory. Often, you'll need to be root. That's all you need to do on Unix systems with dynamic linking. Most Unix systems have dynamic linking -- if yours doesn't, or if for another reason you have a statically-linked perl, and the module requires compilation, you'll need to build a new Perl binary that includes the module. Again, you'll probably need to be root. what occurs when I do the perl Makefile.PL is perl Makefile.PL $ENV{LANG} is not 'C' execing 'perl Makefile.PL' with ENV{LANG} == 'C' You can skip this check by: 'export LANG='C' before running 'perl Makefile.PL or by upgrading your Perl' Can't exec "mysql_config": No such file or directory at Makefile.PL line 76. Cannot find the file 'mysql_config'! Your execution PATH doesn't seem not contain the path to mysql_config. Resorting to guessed values! Can't exec "mysql_config": No such file or directory at Makefile.PL line 466. Can't exec "mysql_config": No such file or directory at Makefile.PL line 466. Can't exec "mysql_config": No such file or directory at Makefile.PL line 466. Can't exec "mysql_config": No such file or directory at Makefile.PL line 466. Can't exec "mysql_config": No such file or directory at Makefile.PL line 466. Can't exec "mysql_config": No such file or directory at Makefile.PL line 466. Failed to determine directory of mysql.h. Use perl Makefile.PL --cflags=-I<dir> to set this directory. For details see the INSTALL.html file, section "C Compiler flags" or type perl Makefile.PL --help which is all jargon to me :huh:
  11. I was able to install the webmin again on a clean install of mandrake 9.0 now I figured out that the extracted files are to be placed in my working /html directory (due to being the document root) I now have the install page but are missing the XML & mysql support. I will work on getting them installed and do the install and let you know if I have solved the problem. update: I tried various attempts to install, update these packages using urpmi and some other commands from the forum. unfortunately when I access my joomla installation page I still get the following messages: - XML support Unavailable - MySQL support Unavailable configuration.php Unwriteable You can still continue the install as the configuration will be displayed at the end, just copy & paste this and upload. PHP register_globals setting is `ON` instead of `OFF` Register Globals: ON (recommended to be off) administrator/components/ Unwriteable administrator/modules/ Unwriteable administrator/templates/ Unwriteable cache/ Unwriteable components/ Unwriteable images/ Unwriteable images/banners/ Unwriteable images/stories/ Unwriteable language/ Unwriteable mambots/ Unwriteable mambots/content/ Unwriteable mambots/editors/ Unwriteable mambots/editors-xtd/ Unwriteable mambots/search/ Unwriteable mambots/system/ Unwriteable media/ Unwriteable modules/ Unwriteable templates/ Unwriteable For the unwritable I am assuming that I need to do a chroot command that sets read/write access? Not much of a programmer savy person I am more of a tech. so at the moment when I read the joomla forums I feel at a loss with all the coding chat and solutions provided. when I perform a "urpmi update" I get this message that contains xml. [root@Draco html]# urpmi update The following packages contain update: bdflush ez-ipupdate perl-XML-XUpdate-LibXML rpm etc-update ldetect-lst linuxconf kdelibs licq MandrakeUpdateRobot
  12. Well I had webmin installed on a drake 9.1 system. when I attempted to install joomla from the tar file by placing the extracted files in a folder in my /etc/www directory where my webserver files are placed and created a folder called joomla. When I tried to access the page in my browser (via laptop) I still got my regular virtual dir webpage rather than the install portal for joomla. As a result I then went to the apache directory where all the modules and apache is (httpd) and did the same thing with the same incident ocurring. After that I tried my webmin and noticed that on certain pages I was missing my modules. I am attempting to reinstall the server again but now with version 9.2 mandrake because cd2 of man9.1 is now giving read errors once I get the system up again I will retry it but first having joomla installed and on another system having webmin installed and let you know exactly what issues I am coming across.
  13. Wanted to know if anyone has webmin and joomla working on the the same linux server with or without any errors? [moved from Everything Linux by spinynorman]
  14. Yeah I think it should work atleast for the krynn.ca zone. I will implement it and test it to see if I can get the www.krynn.ca pointed to my lab server. If that works it is just a matter of getting the dyndns name I have registered to work in the same manner but I am also thinking if it is worth doing the zone for that since they automatically point to my network anyways. Other than that tweak out the local zones that I created to do more further testing that way I can get the hang of the master and slave "type". Then get the ISP to forward my mail to the domain and start the next phase of getting the postfix working. Am I safe in saying that postfix is the equivalent to the Windows exchange server? And on a scale of difficulty, is it alot of work getting exchange to pull all the emails and filter them from postfix to the user bins on exchange for specific users? Either way it took a bit of coffee and time reading over all your posts but very happy that I learned quite a bit from this setup phase! ;)
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