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OJS on Ubuntu

Postby Dr_Attia » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:01 pm

Please help me.
I installed ubuntu on my laptop to try OJS but the problem is that when I install apache2 it installs on a directory /host/wamp/bin/ and nothing is installed on /var/www thus when I start OJS with command localhost/ojs I get an error message saying: You don't have permission to access /ojs/ on this server
Please help me.
Thank you
Dr. Attia

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Re: OJS on Ubuntu

Postby jmacgreg » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:11 pm

Hi Dr. Attia,

This sounds like more of a configuration issue with Ubuntu than an OJS issue -- I would check the Ubuntu forums and documentation for some possible tips on running web applications locally. You may also want to search our forum for permissions-related threads; and also take a look at our tutorials, which include videos on installing Apache, MySQL and PHP on Ubuntu.


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Re: OJS on Ubuntu

Postby Dr_Attia » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:22 pm

Hi James,

Thank you very much for your reply. I did look at the tutorials and solved the issue already. Sorry if my question was irrelevant to the forum. :oops:

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Re: OJS on Ubuntu

Postby jamief » Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:42 am

Sounds more like a problem with httpd in apache.

You have to create and apply permissions for all virtual hosts, and OJS is your virtual host.

You need to test a basic setup directly. If the laptop is just being used as a test bed for OJS, and you are not a seasoned apache2 user, I would remove the separate installations of PHP, mySQL, and apache and put a LAMP server in instead. LAMP servers, like WAMP servers come with VERY EASY to follow menu systems, including a web based one, to do all the additional configurations, comes with phpmyadmin, and permit enormous fine tuning possiblilities in things like php.ini, restarting server etc.


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