Gentoo Install


This is an installation guide.

Tikiwiki 1.8.5 Polaris Stable (for production environments)

There is an ebuild in portage for GentooLinux users, who would like to test and use a Tiki, and benefit of the easy updates of both worlds.

1. To use it: emerge tikiwiki

$ emerge sync
$ emerge -pv tikiwiki
$ emerge tikiwiki


2. then enable PHP in your /etc/conf.d/apache(*) if you have not done :

APACHE(*)_OPTS="-D PHP(*) -D SSL"


3. you may want to create an empty tiki database:

$ mysqladmin -uroot -p create tikiwiki


4a.Check your Doc:Requirements and Setup

4b. follow on-screen instructions:

* To complete installation, you should manually review the following
 *
 * Tiki requires PHP to have in /etc/php/apache(*)-php(*)/php.ini
 *     ==> 'memory_limit = 16M'
 *     ==> 'max_execution_time = 60'
 * Tiki likes PHP to have :
 *     ==> 'default_charset = utf-8'
 *     ==> 'file_uploads enabled = On'
 * Please edit /etc/php/apache(*)-php(*)/php.ini. Match your running php and apache version.
 * 
 * 
 * You may find further information on the Tikiwiki website
 *     ==> ((InstallGettingStarted))
 *

5a. Open http://localhost/tikiwiki/tiki-install.php. This helps setting up the db connection and some "database profiles".

5b. On the commandline, cd to your tikiwiki install root directory, then

cd ./db
$ mysql -uroot -p tikiwiki < ./tiki.sql
  • Like this you pipe the db into your empty tikiwiki db directly.


Setup db/local.php for tikiwiki database access for single tikiwiki:

# or edit in db/tiki-db.php the following lines to match your settings:
$host_tiki   = 'localhost';
$user_tiki   = 'root';
$pass_tiki   = 'Password';
$dbs_tiki    = 'tikiwiki';


6. Now, point your browser to the location of tiki-install.php
* e.g. http://localhost/tikiwiki/tiki-install.php
* Login using admin/admin and start using Tikiwiki!

7. enjoy!