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Kubuntu - Installing LAMP

Initial Setup, Installing PHP MySQL and Apache

First of all, open up terminal and type in

sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 mysql-server php5-mysql libapache2-mod-php5

This should install all of the components required for the basic server itself. Once they have been downloaded you will get the mysql server screen; this is where you enter the password for the root user, so enter this then hit o.k.

It will then return to terminal after doing a few other things, once your back to something like:

admin@lamp: ~$ then you know your done. I'd recommend a restart here, since it will make sure everything loads correctly.

Once we're back up and running, we can check to see if our server is running, simply open the web browser and type in http://localhost/ and if all is well you should see a page saying It Works!

(Optional) The next step that I prefer to do, is to change the owner of www to my own user account, which makes it easier to just drag and drop files etc, so to do this from terminal type:

sudo dolphin and then right click the folder www and go to properties then permissions, type in the owner and then ok.

Installing phpMyAdmin

Download phpMyAdmin from http://www.phpmyadmin.net/

Once downloaded, extract the files, and then move them into Read More..

Windows XP - Installing Ruby on Rails

After trying several times go get Ruby on Rails working on XP easily, i’ve finally cracked it.
All the code you should type is highlighted for quick reference in bold/italic

First of all, you simply <strong>run the Ruby installer from the website</strong>, then you download ruby gems setup, extract all of the files, and run <strong>setup.rb</strong> - this installs gems. now that they’re both installed (the core as such)

I’d recommend rebooting.

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now this is where the documentation tends to let you down, it simply says open up a ruby console, and the default one never seems to work (Interactive Ruby Console).

So we go to our start menu, and then <strong>Ruby</strong> &gt; <strong>RubyGems</strong> and open up the <strong>Ruby Gems Console</strong>, this gets us into a working console, we can then run

<code>gem update –system</code> (this checks the core ruby and gems for an update as far as i’m aware)

<code>gem install rake</code> (ruby make- rake, required further down the line, though no-one seems to mention that ;))

<code>gem install rails</code> (hopefully no need to explain why :P )

<code>gem install mongrel</code> (mongrel is a local testing server - simila
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Server Core - Remote Administration

Overview

Set static ip address

netsh interface ipv4 set address name=”Local Area Connection” source=static address=192.168.80.15 mask=255.255.255.0 gateway=192.168.80.11

Find computer name

from a command prompt type hostname

Set new Computer name

netdom renamecomputer %computername% /NewName:rodc
or instead of %computername% you can type in the computer name from step 2 (step 2 isn’t actually required)

Join domain

netdom join %computername% /Domain:sysop.local /userd:rodc /passwordd:password

Enable Remote Administration

netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”Remote Administration” new enable=yes