Alright, I took some time off work, and after a good solid day of doing nothing, I’m pleased to report I was able to tear myself away from Empyrion – Galactic Survival in order to do some dev-work. I’ve also managed to keep my Black Forest commitment low enough to not be an issue (10+ games, not a good idea).
Anyways, when we last left off I’d just discovered that you have to let Apache2 know that PHP is a thing. So we did that. Keep in mind, that this server started with Ubuntu–thats it. No PHP, Apache2, PostgreSQL, nothing.
Going back to that wonderful file, “localhost/web/config.php” I can see that I’ve got a few new errors, that are thankfully, more descriptive.
Vendor libraries are missing. Install composer following instructions from http://getcomposer.org/. Then run “php composer.phar install” to install them.
Change the permissions of either “app/cache/” or “var/cache/” directory so that the web server can write into it.
Change the permissions of either “app/logs/” or “var/logs/” directory so that the web server can write into it.
Set the “date.timezone” setting in php.ini* (like Europe/Paris).
Haha! An error that tells me how to fix it. And not just one, but FOUR! Sugoi~! That first one is pretty straightforward. Go to the website, follow the getting started instructions.
As for the permissions, well, this is a local test server, something that won’t be accessible from the internet , so I’m not particularly concerned what the permissions are so long as they work. Given that, we’re going to do this wonderful command:
sudo chmod 777 -R /var/cache/
Followed by . . .
sudo chmod 777 -R /var/logs/
Wait a minute… That directory doesn’t exist. Uh oh.
sudo mkdir /var/logs/
sudo chmod 777 -R /var/logs/
Alright, so, theoretically we’ve gotten that done. Onwards, back to config.php. Which has updated absolutely nothing. What’s going on?
It looks like it still thinks I don’t have that composer file. Well then! I can play that game.
sudo cp /home/PATH/composer.json /var/www/html/
Replace PATH with whatever your username is, of course, and then type the following:
php composer.phar install
Which will then sit there for a couple minutes, and probably give you a bunch of errors. To fix those, we’re going to type the following:
sudo apt-get install php-curl
We still have a few issues to solve though, like that timezone bit. To get at that lets do the following–it should be noted that I’ve a GUI setup and am using a CLI to type these from there (I’m lazy and like pretty colors :P):
sudo gedit php.ini
From there, there’s a number of things you can edit, like the amount of memory a string is allowed to use (I’ve a lot of memory on hand, so I upped that a bit), but the main thing we’re after is:
; date.timezone =
Which we’re going to change that line to:
date.timezone = Europe/Berlin
Which will make our website think it’s in Berlin’s timezone (which could be handy down the line for bug testing and log comparisons n such or something). Do note the missing semi-colon. That was intentional, we want php to use that line.
This entry is already getting long, so I’m going to cut it short here and move on to #3.