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TerishD
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Front Page Articles

Okay, a lot of features about the front page article need to be addressed. Not only would I prefer a separate teaser heading (what actually is shown on the front page with the full article coming up on when the button is clicked), but I would like to demand (yes, I know who is doing the work) the dated posting option. I usually post my stories now, when able, with them not appearing until a set time tomorrow morning. This gives a regular posting schedule in spite my chaotic life.

Oh, while discussing the front page, anything special about those pictures? I agree that they are fantasy, but some are stretched (like miss succubus). Also, I hope they are public domain. I admit that this is not a big issue, but could we submit some pictures? Just for fun I have attached the graphic for my latest story (hah-ha, you have not turned off the load file option). Let us know the proper dimensions and some good work may be submitted or found (I am going to conventions, so might let some artists know about a way to show off their work).

Steve
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The images were purchased

The images were purchased from a photostock site so they are not public domain, but I am licensed to use them., and, yes they need to be adjusted, but remember we are only a few days into this new build.. Gimme a chance. lol Since I paid for the photos, I want to keep them. But eventually as I have time I will adjust the aspect ratios to look better.

Not sure if you and post date front page posts.. This is a whole new CMS system, and I am still learning it.. feel free to research it and post what you find :)

Maybe a forum for new images to be considered for the rotation? There isn't a way to allow it automatically, I have to do it from the back end.

-S

TerishD
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Actually attempting to learn

I no longer have a server, so using drupal not so friendly. I did download some stuff, but it is obviously looking for things I do not have. Any advice about getting a single device to get it up and running to play with?

Steve
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If you have a spare PC laying

If you have a spare PC laying around, install linux, apache, php, mysql (or MariaDB) and then drupal :)

TerishD
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Now that you mention it

I believe I do have a spare PC lying around. Might be back for help.

TerishD
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Linux just does not like me

Steve, I have a spare computer more than willing to convert to Linux. I however cannot find a link to a site that gives me a clean build. Just spent the night downloading Ubuntu, only to have it error out (cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO). Can you direct me to where I can get a good set of files?

Steve
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Hmm strange, I usually just

Hmm strange, I usually just get the ISO from the distros website. I personally prefer linux mint with cinnamon over ubuntu. Maybe you would have better luck with that?

-S

TerishD
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Baby steps

I have a LInux mint with cinnamon computer. Good. Now I am trying to install Apache. I have the software downloaded. It is telling me to to type:

./configure --prefix=PREFIX
make
make install
PREFIX/bin/apachectl start

I cannot get past the first line. It says no such file or directory. Now, I have created an apache directory (lucky me, I did something right). I guess c:apache is not good enough. (It's not.) It has been a long while since I played with Linux, so some basics is necessary.

TerishD
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I am not that stupid

I am reading a text on Linux. Still, it does not tell me anything about alternate drives. Apache is on a disk. The configure command is on that disk. How do I get Linux to look to the disk?

In Windows (MS-DOS) I would type: c:/configure --prefix=/home/terishd/apache
What would be the equivalent in Linux? /cdrom/configure --prefix=home/terishd/apache (I know this does not work, but it was my best guess)

TerishD
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One more baby step

Okay, I am actually looking at the DVD. NOw I am getting 'permission denied' errors. I am in root, and still getting permission denied errors. This is worse than Windows 8 (and I would say that there is NOTHING worse, but I know Microsoft is working on Windows 9).

Steve
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I'm not really sure what you

I'm not really sure what you are doing. Are you trying to install linux, or are you just trying to run it on a live DVD?

-S

TerishD
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Answer

I have installed Linux (that was your first step). I have a Linux machine using mint and cinnamon. I am now on your second step, install Apache. I have an Apache DVD. I am trying to install from the DVD.

Fratm
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YOu don't need an apache dvd,

YOu don't need an apache dvd, everything you need is part of mint.

from the comand line:

sudo apt-get install apache mysql mysql-server php php-pear

That should install everything you need.. and I may have the file names wrong, I typed that from memory :)

-S

TerishD
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Nope

Package apache is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source.

Steve
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Woops, change it to apache2

Woops, change it to apache2 :)

-S

Steve
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Looks like drupal7 is also a

Looks like drupal7 is also a package in the mint repositories..

sudo apt-get install drupal7

TerishD
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Well

Okay, but -
unable to locate package mysql
unable to locate package php

Steve
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Do a search for the proper

Do a search for the proper package names, like I said I wasn't sure on the package names :)

sudo apt-cache search php |grep "^php"
do that for mysql too. mint 17.1 might not use mysql anymore, a lot of distros are switching to MariaDB, which is fine, it is a drop in replacement for mysql.

-S

TerishD
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Okay?

I did an install. It gave me a number of ubuntu not-founds, but I am assuming such is good since I am not running ubuntu. Now, assuming it did all install, where would I find drupal?

Steve
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sudo apt-get install drupal7

sudo apt-get install drupal7

Or if you want to install it from source, http://www.drupal.org

TerishD
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Uh?

I believe it did install. Read that previous statement again. My question however is how would I know? Should I get a link to desktop? Should I be able to type Drupal7 and have it start up?

Just to assure answers to questions, I do not have a link to my desktop. It says 'command not found' when I type drupal (or drupal7). I thus do not know what to do now.

Steve
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Can you open a web browser

Can you open a web browser and go to http://localhos/ ?

Drupal should be installed there for you.. It would be installed in your apache web root.

-Steve

TerishD
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Argh

Steve, I am getting all sorts of ubuntu errors (unable to fetch archive.ubuntu.com etc. etc.). I don't know about your mint with cinn, but whatever packages I have all seem to want to work with ubuntu instead.

Steve
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That's normal, LinuxMint is

That's normal, LinuxMint is based off of Ubuntu.

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