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Revision as of 14:58, 18 June 2010

Installing in a cluster situation?
Check out our page on how to install Drupal in a cluster.

This page explains how to install Drupal on Fedora systems. The /usr/share/doc/drupal-*/drupal-README.fedora page on your system also has up-to-date instructions for your versions of Fedora and Drupal.

Web and SQL server setup

  1. Switch to the root account. Enter the root password at the prompt.
    su -
  2. Install necessary packages:
    yum shell
    > groupinstall 'Web Server' 'MySQL Database'
    > install drupal
    > run ts
  3. If you have not already done so, start the MySQL database server:
    service mysqld start
  4. If you have not already done so, set up the MySQL database server's administrator account. First, provide a root password.
    Do not use root account password
    Do not provide the system administrator's password for your Linux system here. Use a different strong password, since this is a separate authentication for a MySQL user called "root."
    mysqladmin -u root password $PASSWORD
  5. Create a database for Drupal:
    mysqladmin -u root -p create drupal
    Database creation
    You will be prompted to enter the MySQL "root" password from the previous step.
  6. Grant rights for a Drupal administrator on this database:
    [root@publictest1 ~]# mysql -u root -p
    Enter password: 
    Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
    Your MySQL connection id is 5
    Server version: 5.1.41 Source distribution
    Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.
    mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON drupal.* TO drupaladmin@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'DRUPAL_PASSWORD';
    Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
    Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
    mysql> QUIT;
    The drupaladmin account and the DRUPAL_PASSWORD you used above are the ones you will use in Drupal's installation process shortly.

Drupal setup

  1. Edit the /etc/httpd/conf.d/drupal.conf file. If you are installing on the same system where you run your Web browser, uncomment the line below:
    Allow from

    If you are installing on a different system on your network, change the previous lines so they read as follows:

    #Deny from All
    Allow from All
    Save the file.
  2. Edit the /usr/share/drupal/.htaccess file. Uncomment the line below:
    RewriteBase /drupal
    Save the file.
  3. If necessary, change your firewall settings to permit TCP port 80 (HTTP) traffic.
  4. Copy and change the permissions on the default settings file:
    cp /etc/drupal/default/default.settings.php /etc/drupal/default/settings.php
    chmod 666 /etc/drupal/default/settings.php
  5. Edit the /etc/php.ini file to set the date.timezone for PHP on the system. Uncomment the line and insert your timezone, for example:
    date.timezone = America/New_York
    If you are unsure what to put here, look in the Drupal system's /usr/share/zoneinfo directory. You can use the relative name of a file in that directory for the timezone setting here.
  6. Start the Apache web server:
    service httpd start
  7. Point your web browser at the system to be installed and follow the instructions on screen. When prompted for database information, remember to use the information for the drupal MySQL database you installed earlier. When the site asks for Drupal administrator account information later, you should use a different user name and passphrase.
  8. Remove write permissions from the settings file:
    chmod 644 /etc/drupal/default/settings.php