- 1. Introduction : general Diogenes concepts
- 2. Installation guide : how to setup Diogenes on a web server
- 3. User manual : how to use Diogenes from the visitor point of view
- 4. Admin manual : how to create and manage a website with Diogenes
- 5. Root manual : how to manage a Diogenes server
This document describes the steps you need to take to install the Diogenes content management system on your web server. Installation from source and installation using the Debian packaged version are both described. Finally, upgrading from a previous version of Diogenes is discussed.
To install Diogenes you need:
- an HTTP server that supports PHP (Apache for instance)
- PHP support installed on your server
- GNU RCS installed on your server
- a MySQL database
- a tarball of Smarty extracted to the location of your choice
You can install the following to make use of some Diogenes' optional features:
- CVS if you wish to use CVS instead of RCS for revision control
- Perl support is also needed to use Diogenes' CVS capabilities
- wvWare if you wish to be able to import Word documents
2.2. Installing Diogenes from source
You can always find the latest version of Diogenes on the Diogenes project page : http://opensource.polytechnique.org/diogenes/.
2.2.1. Extract Diogenes
Extract the Diogenes tarball in the directory of your choice.
tar zxf diogenes.tar.gz
2.2.2. Create the RCS and spool directories
To store the web pages and files that make up the "barrels" (web sites) you need to create two directories and make them writable by your web server. For example if the user "www-data" owns the web server process you might type:
mkdir /var/lib/diogenes /var/spool/diogenes chown www-data /var/lib/diogenes /var/spool/diogenes
We also need to create cache directories for Smarty and for Diogenes.
mkdir /var/spool/diogenes/templates_c /var/spool/diogenes/diogenes_c chown www-data /var/spool/diogenes/templates_c /var/spool/diogenes/diogenes_c
You can of course choose your own directory location as long as you make the corresponding change in Diogenes' configuration file (see below).
2.2.3. Create Diogenes database
To function, Diogenes needs a MySQL database and a few tables to start off with. The SQL structure of the database is available in config/db/diogenes.sql.
There are also some entries that need to be created for Diogenes' logging system to work. The corresponding MySQL dump is in config/db/diogenes.logactions.sql
Finally, you will need a MySQL user who has full privileges on the database you chose for Diogenes.
2.2.4. Copy and adjust configuration files
You need to copy the configuration file config/config.diogenes.inc.php.dist into the "include" directory and edit it to fit your local configuration.
cp config/config.diogenes.inc.php.dist include/config.diogenes.inc.php vi include/config.diogenes.inc.php
2.2.5. Adjust your PHP include path
For Diogenes to function, PHP has to be able to locate the PHP files that hold Smarty's class definitions and those for Diogenes's class definitions. If you installed Diogenes to /aaa/bbb/diogenes and the Smarty classes are in /foo/bar/smarty your include_path would look like:
2.2.6. Create an initial user
The final step in setting up Diogenes is to create a first user account so that you can log in! If you installed Diogenes to http://foo/diogenes/, the easiest way to create this initial user is to visit the page http://foo/diogenes/toplevel/boot.php.
Alternatively, the following MySQL command creates a user called "root" without a password. You can then login and change password using the user account manager.
use diogenes; insert into diogenes_auth set username="root",password=MD5(""),perms="admin";
2.3. Upgrading from a previous version of Diogenes
Upon upgrading from a previous version of Diogenes, you need to make sure that your database structure is up to date. Running the config/updatedb.php will take care of this and make the necessary adjustments for you.
2.4. Installing Diogenes using the Debian package
For users of the Debian GNU/Linux operating system, this is by far the most convenient option. The package automatically performs the operations necessary to get Diogenes up and running.
2.4.1. Install the diogenes package
All you need to do is run the following:
apt-get update apt-get install diogenes
You will be prompted for information about your MySQL database and Diogenes will be installed for you.
2.4.2. Create an initial user
The instructions of section 2.2.6 will help you create an intial user to administrate Diogenes and you're done!
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