Manually installing prerequisite software

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The recommended method of installing LabTrove is to use the Ubuntu packages.

For manual installation, the software dependencies are described here.


MySQL Server[edit]

To install the MySQL Server on a Debian / Ubuntu system, enter the following command:

apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client

During the install you will be prompted to set a root password.

Apache Web Server[edit]

To install and configure the Apache Web Server on Debian / Ubuntu, enter the following commands:

  1. apt-get install libapache2-mod-php5 php5 php5-cli php5-curl php5-gd php5-imagick php5-ldap php5-mysql
  2. a2enmod rewrite
  3. /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

To check that the Apache Web Server has been set up correctly, goto to the following URL in a browser, where yourserver is the name of the system on which you installed the Apache Web Server:

http://yourserver

The success message "It works!" is displayed in the browser if everything has been set up correctly.

Other prerequisites[edit]

To install the remaining packages that LabTrove needs, enter the following command:

apt-get install texlive-latex-base texlive-fonts-recommended rsync imagemagick zip unzip ffmpeg ffmpeg2theora texlive-latex-base, texlive-fonts-recommended

What to do next[edit]