|Installing WeBWorK on Redhat Linux 7.1||topic started 10/16/2001; 4:11:25 PM
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|Arnold K. Pizer - Installing WeBWorK on Redhat Linux 7.1
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Installing WeBWorK on a Red Hat Linux 7.1 System
Samuel Hathaway, <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
This document details the setup and configuration of Red Hat 7.1 for use with WeBWorK. Use it along with the Installing WeBWorK on a Linux System document. Before beginning the installation, you should also consult the Red Hat 7.1 Installation Guide at http://www.redhat.com/support/manuals/RHL-7.1- Manual/install-guide/.
Step 1: During the Red Hat installation
While installing Red Hat Linux, there are several options that are important to WeBWorK. These are listed below with recommended settings.
Install Type: This affects which packages we will need to install later. We recommend "Server System".
Firewall Configuration: If you choose to install a firewall, keep in mind that WeBWorK requires incoming HTTP connections, and you may benefit from allowing other types of inconming connections (such as telnet, SSH, FTP, or SCP) for professors. SSH and SCP servers are installed by default on the "Server System" install type, so opening those ports in your firewall configuration will enable those services.
Account Configuration: Make sure you create at least one user account, in addition to the root account. You an use this user account as the "regular user account" in the setup of WeBWorK.
Package Group Selection: This option is only shown if you choose the "Server System" install type. Select the "Web Server" package, the "GNOME" package and also check "Select individual packages".
Step 2: Installing individual packages
Many administrative tasks are easier using linuxconf. The other packages are required for WeBWorK to function properly.Select the following packages.
Also select any other packages you want to install at this time (e.g. your favorite editor). When RedHat checks for dependencies, accept the default of installing additional packages to resolve all dependencies (if any).
Step 3: linuxconf
To launch linuxconf, open a terminal and type the following:
> su -
Now that linuxconf is installed, you can use it to replace several of the command-line operations in the Installing WeBWorK on a Linux System document:
linuxconf also has many other capabilities. Consult the Red Hat documentation for more information.
Step 4: Starting apache
Apache is now started, and will start whenever the computer is rebooted. To
verify that apache is working, open Netscape and open
Step 5: Read Installing WeBWorK on a Linux System
At this point, begin reading the Installing WeBWorK on a Linux System document. Keep the following in mind: