Manual installation

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Manual installation

Postby pashton » Fri Dec 17, 2004 5:57 pm

I need to do a manual installation as my server does not allow the use of install scripts for security reasons. However, I cannot even find the mysql database tables files!! Can someone point me in the right direction? Is there any instructions for the manula install?

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Postby kevin » Sat Dec 18, 2004 12:22 am

The database table definitions are in admin/include/createdb.php, but some of the initial data is created dynamically in admin/include/createdb.php and in install.php.

If you do not wish to install the system using the provided install.php script, I would suggest performing the install on another machine and then copying the database tables over.

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manual installation cont.

Postby pashton » Sat Dec 18, 2004 3:36 am

Thanks for the quick reply.

I would like to use the script but we are hosting externally and it is not allowed, and I do not have access to another machine to generate the tables externally. Is there another way to get my hands of the tables (do you have a set of blank tables)?

I can see how I could construct the tables from the createdb.php file but would I be able to generate the data you mention manulally or via the ojs control panel? (I have managed to set up the tables but I have not been able to insert the data as outlined in the createdb file as it keeps coming up with errors, I don't think I have removed all the php code. I have also noticed that there are some alter table comands which I have not got going)

Is the 'initial data' you mention data that can be added later?

Sorry for the rather naive questions, my computer sql skills are fairly limited.



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