Installing Foswiki under CentOS

Installation steps

All steps should be executed as root user. (This assumes that your system already has a version of Apache installed.)
  1. Unpack the Foswiki-x.x.x.tgz file into /var/www, and rename the directory to foswiki.
  2. Set the ownership of the files: chown -r apache:apache /var/www/foswiki
  3. Install the CPAN libraries using yum
  4. Use the ApacheConfigGenerator to generate a configuration. Put it in a file named /etc/httpd/conf.d/foswiki.conf
  5. Restart Apache: service httpd restart
  6. Visit your default view URL and follow the link to begin your configuration.
There are further details on these steps detailed below:

3) Using yum from console:

4) Create conf file for apache

Open the following URL: Fill the fields as follows (leave blank or unchecked the parameters not listed here):
  • Path: /var/www/foswiki
  • URL Path: / (for short URL)
  • Short-URLs: Enabled (you'll need an Apache module for this to work: mod_rewrite)
  • Runtime Engine: CGI
  • Choose your Login Manager: TemplateLogin
  • Page to return when authentication fails: UserRegistration
  • Click on "Update config file" button
  • Copy the text that appears in the box below
  • Paste the configuration in foswiki.conf file: vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/foswiki.conf
  • Save and exit the file: :wq!
  • Restart the webserver: service httpd restart
Topic revision: r10 - 26 Dec 2018, LynnwoodBrown
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