humus = vserver on kompost
dedicated to docs.indymedia.org hosting.
- Installed the follwoing packages on 22/05
- used TWiki20041103beta.zip (from memory - the filename is something like that). d/l to /home/gdm/ - then unzipped in /var/www/humus.indymedia.org
- nb: all configuration done as humus. will need to be changed s/humus/docs throughout all config files (i.e. lib/TWiki.cfg)
- configuration of apache2 and lib/TWiki.cfg to allow short urls.
This occured on 18 July following unexpected (to most of us) downtime of Boum. It was a bit of a rushed, makeshift job with numerous problems due to somethings being misconfigured or not correctly transferred over. The changelog was as follows:
> * https://lists.indymedia.org/mailman/private/imc-docs-tech/2005-July/0722-b3.html
> "basically, the equivelant directories of twiki/bin, twiki/data, twiki/templates,
> twiki/pub got transferred from lombric to humus (backup ==> live server). the
> directory structure was altered a bit, and the apache configuration file had
> already been set up to work for humus.indymedia.org and short urls (although not
> as short as the ones that might have been desired).
> also patched was the new TWiki.cfg file with code from the lombric setup. this
> did not seem to work, however, so part of it was commented out [the problem was
> that revisions were not being logged as separate, so there was no revision
> control at all. this worked when the lines were changed about rcs]. some
> symlinks were introduced into the directory twiki/ from the server root.
> i'm unsure why, but the rcs code in teh TWiki.cfg file still does not work
> (it is commented out at present). is there something i'm missing here?"
> * https://lists.indymedia.org/mailman/private/imc-docs-tech/2005-August/0810-xm.html
> "pretty much *everything* was transferred from the boum setup (well, the backup
> on lombric). the only changes that were made was to rename some of the
> directories and make the appropriate changes for that in the TWiki.cfg file:
> lombric dir. ==> humus dir
> ~/twiki/bin ==> ~/bin
> ~/twiki-data ==> ~/data
> ~/twiki/lib ==> ~/lib
> ~/twiki-logs ==> ~/logs
> ~/twiki/pub ==> ~/pub
> ~/twiki-templates ==> ~/templates
> dir: /home/docs/backup/d.o.i /var/www/d.o.i
> there were a couple of directories that didn't get transferred:
> - - '~/Indydocs-backuped' ==> this was just a backup of old data that we'd removed
> during the working camp, so it's just as appropriate for it to be on lombric.
> - - '~twiki/t' - which contained '20robustness.t'. i don't know what this is about
> but, looking at it now, it looks as if it may be important. in fact, this may
> even be the CPAN related directory - i don't recall ever seeing anything in the
> changelog on the wiki about how the CPAN was set-up, but i'll have another look
> when i have time soon.
> and some directories which got a little messed up in transfer:
> ~/twiki/lib also was transferred to ~/bin/lib - but this was inaccessible via
> the web and i have now chmod 700 and chown root that directory. it needs to be
> ~/twiki/legal which appears to be another entire twiki install and i'm not sure
> what it's doing there. i've also now chmod 700 and chown root that directory. if
> there's no good explanation, i think it should be removed also."
How to use the box
- 28 May 2005
- 22 May 2005
- 21 May 2005