WP Error: The data could not be converted to UTF-8

If you’ve just upgraded to WordPress 2.9 and you are now getting UTF 8 conversion errors on your dashboard, you’ll need to take a look at WordPress Trac Ticket #11219.

RSS Error: The data could not be converted to UTF-8

The bottom line is that you’ll need to enable either iconv or mbstring in your PHP configuration. I’m using CoolStack on Solaris 10, so it was a simple matter of uncommenting the following lines from /opt/coolstack/php5/lib/php.ini and restarting apache. While you’re at it, may as well uncomment ctype as well since the new image uploader needs it.

Uncommnet the following lines in /opt/coolstack/php5/lib/php.ini.


Finally, restart apache:

svcadm restart apache22-csk

Installing APC on CentOS

Casey needed me to install APC cache for the Scriblio project. It’s a PECL module, and pecl install apc gives an error. Here are some great instructions for getting it all to work.

UPDATE: Casey actually has some instructions that provide a more elegant method of installing APC on CentOS or RHEL. Both methods will work, but Casey’s instructions will get you around the package management problems.

PHP and Sed for String Substitution

I needed to replace a string in several thousand files scattered all over the filesystem on one of our servers. I used find to create a list of files that needed to be changed, along with their complete path and called it "list.txt". It looked something like this:

/path/to/directory with spaces/filefour.txt
and so on...

I worked out the "sed" command to do the in place editing, and Zach helped me whip up a quick PHP script to read the contents of "list.txt" into an array and iterate through it. He was also nice enough to show me how to use "str_replace" to escape any annoying spaces that happened to find their way into the names of directories.

  1. <?php
  2. $files=file('list.txt');
  3.         foreach($files as $file)
  4.         {
  5.         $command='/bin/sed -i \'s/old-string/new-string/g\' '.str_replace(' ','\ ',$file);
  6.         exec($command);
  7.         }
  8. ?>

It's a handy little script that I'm sure I will find a use for later, so I thought I would put it up here.

Managing WordPress and Gallery2 With Subversion

Keeping WordPress up to date using the standard method of deleting old files, extracting the new ones and then running the database upgrade script is a bit cumbersome, but really not that difficult. Gallery2 uses more or less the same methodology, but it does not require you to delete your files prior to the upgrade because it generates a script to remove deprecated files after the install is complete. This is very kind of them, but the Gallery package is large, and upgrades can get a bit unwieldy. While there are certainly more difficult software packages to maintain, there are things I would much rather be doing than software updates, so I decided to make my life easier by using subversion to manage both applications.

Subversion is a code revision management tool that is everything CVS should have been. It is not only amazingly useful for software developers, but it can be readily used by end users as a convenient method of keeping their software up to date. It is for this reason that the Automattic and and Gallery folks have started recommending it for those who have command line access to subversion enabled servers.

There is no way to force the software to make an existing install into a subversion checkout, so to convert my site, I pretty much just followed the instructions at wordpress.org site.

Create a directory for the new install and "cd" into it:
$ mkdir wordpress-svn

Checkout the current WordPress version:
$ svn co http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/tags/2.3.1 .

Copy the things I cared about into from the old directory into the new one:
$ cp ../wordpress/wp-config.php .
And the same for:

The only thing I didn't really like was their method for copying the files from the old wp-content directory to the new one.

They suggested using "cp -rpf":
$ cd wordpress
$ cp -rpf wp-content/* ../wordpress-svn/wp-content

But I prefer to use a "tar | tar" operation as root from my original wp-content directory.
$ cd wordpress/wp-content
$ tar cpEf - * | (cd ../../wordpress-svn/wp-content; tar xf -)

I don't really have a reason for this other than it's the way I have always moved large directories full of files with varying permissions. I just have more confidence in "tar" to maintain permissions than I do "cp". I seem to remember being bitten by "cp" while moving some Oracle databases at some point.

That pretty much did it for WordPress... Next I moved onto Gallery2. The process was very similar.

Create the new gallery2 directory within your wordpress-svn folder and "cd" into it:
$ mkdir gallery2

Checkout the latest version of the Gallery2 code:
svn co https://gallery.svn.sourceforge.net/
svnroot/gallery/branches/BRANCH_2_2/gallery2 .

Copy over the config file:
cp ../../wordpress/gallery2/config.php .

Finally, copy the g2data directory over using "tar | tar":
$ cd ../../wordpress/gallery2/g2data
$ tar cpEf - * | (cd ../../wordpress-svn/gallery2/g2data; tar xf -)

That was it... Now all that was left was to rename wordpress to wordpress-presvn and wordpress-svn to wordpress:
$ mv wordpress wordpress-presvn; mv wordpress-svn wordpress

Everything worked fine, so I was golden. If it had not been, I could have simply renamed the directories back to their original names.

What did all this get me? Much much easier upgrades. Upgrading WordPress is now just a matter of switching to the latest tag and running "svn up":
$ svn sw http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/tags/2.3.2
$ svn up

With Gallery, however, there is no need to do a switch for dot releases, so until it goes from 2.2.x to 2.3.x there is no need to run the "svn switch"... I can just "svn up".

Remember that this is a 10,000 foot view of the process. Please read the links to the Automattic and Gallery documentation if you are going to make the move yourself.

Ecto is Busted in WordPress 2.1

Last week I took this site to WordPress 2.1 and much to my dismay realized that Ecto, my favorite XMLRPC blogging client no longer worked. It would let me post, but it was never able to update the category information for posts... It just hung with no error. I looked into it, and found out that Ecto expects the category information to be returned as a string, not an int.

Adriaan, the developer of Ecto is blaming WordPress, while I'm sure the folks at Automattic would call it an Ecto problem... That's just how these things tend to work. Anyhow, it's pretty easy to fix if you make this quick change to xmlrpc.php.

Simply change this on line 180:

'categoryId' => $catid,

To this:

'categoryId' => (string) $catid,

Hopefully someone will go back to their code tree and make a permanent fix so we don't have to constantly edit this file every time we upgrade.

Horde / IMP on RHEL 4 From RPM HOWTO

Whenever you go to install applications and services on registered RHEL servers, it's always nice to use the RPMs because up2date will keep everything current for you. Managing upgrades gets a whole lot easier when you can bring your system up to current with one simple command. Because of this, I decided that I would try to use as many RPMs as I could when I set up our latest Horde / IMP installation.

Unfortunately, RedHat does not supply RPMs for the Horde applications, but luckily CentOS does. You should be able to download them from here. Get the latest version, which at the time of this writing was horde-3.1.3-1 and imp-h3-4.1.3-1.

Don't install them yet though because Horde and IMP have always had a lot of dependancies which must be installed and enabled first. Installing the following RPMs should take care of them.

  • mysql-4.1.20-1.RHEL4.1.i386.rpm
  • mysqlclient10-3.23.58-4.RHEL4.1.i386.rpm
  • mysqlclient10-devel-3.23.58-4.RHEL4.1.i386.rpm
  • mysql-devel-4.1.20-1.RHEL4.1.i386.rpm
  • mysql-server-4.1.20-1.RHEL4.1.i386.rpm
  • perl-DBD-MySQL-2.9004-3.1.i386.rpm
  • php-4.3.9-3.15.i386.rpm
  • php-devel-4.3.9-3.15.i386.rpm
  • php-domxml-4.3.9-3.15.i386.rpm
  • php-imap-4.3.9-3.15.i386.rpm
  • php-ldap-4.3.9-3.15.i386.rpm
  • php-mysql-4.3.9-3.15.i386.rpm
  • php-pear-4.3.9-3.15.i386.rpm

Assuming you will want up2date to handle upgrades of these packages, it is very important that you either use "up2date" to install them, or download them from correct channel at the RedHat website. You could also simply get them from the CD distribution that you used to install the system itself.

Once PEAR is installed, you will have to upgrade it, and install the PEAR::Log module.

[root@server]# pear upgrade -a PEAR-1.3.6
[root@server]# pear upgrade PEAR

Ok, now let's make sure the web server is configured to start when the system comes up:

[root@server /]# /sbin/chkconfig --list httpd

You should see this:

httpd 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off

But if you see 5:off, simply run:

[root@server /]# /sbin/chkconfig httpd on

Now we enable and start up our new MySQL database server:

[root@server /]# /sbin/chkconfig mysqld on
[root@server /]# /sbin/service mysqld start

And we're ready to install Horde and IMP. Install the following RPM's, which will put everything in /usr/share/horde and creates a file called horde.conf in /etc/httpd/conf.d/

  • horde-3.1.3-1.c4.noarch.rpm
  • imp-h3-4.1.3-1.c4.noarch.rpm

This will install the HORDE and IMP packages in /usr/share, and /usr/share/horde respectively.

Finally, we start or restart apache:

[root@server /]# /sbin/service httpd start

Grab a browser and go to the following URL to proceed with the Horde and IMP configuration.


Installing OpenGroupWare 1.1.5 on RHEL 3

OpenGroupWare is an open source groupware package intended as an alternative to proprietary applications such as Exchange and PostPath. It is fairly robust in its feature set, and even integrates well with MS Outlook.

Its strongest points, in my opinion are that it does not depend in any way on Active Directory, and that it integrates well with open source standards like Open LDAP and University of Washington IMAP. Its downsides are that the documentation is sparse and scattered, that is is backed with PostgreSQL rather than MySQL, and that the package is bundled into a TON of RPM's.

I have not tried installing it from source, though I suspect that it would not be much more work than using the RPM's. Anyhow, if you want to install it for yourself, here are some quick scripts to help you, as well as some quick cookbook instructions. I installed it on RHEL 3 Workstation, though I suspect that it would work most Linux distributions.

The first thing we have to do is install the foundation for OpenGroupWare From the RHEL CD's or Website:

Install apache
Install PostgreSQL
Install PostgreSQL-devel
Install php
Install php_PostgreSQL

Next, run the following commands to get the database and webserver started:

# /sbin/chkconfig httpd on
# /sbin/chkconfig postgresql on
# /sbin/service postgresql start
# /sbin/service httpd start

Sendmail should already be installed and running, but if not, you will have to install it as well.

OK, so I said before that there are a TON of RPM's that you will have to install. These can be found at the OpenGroupWare website. Get them however you want, but if you have "wget" installed, you can use my script to fetch everything you need. You can omit the "devel" packages if you don't want to install the source code.

  1. ###### SNIP #######
  2. #!/bin/sh
  3. #GetOpenGroupWare.sh
  4. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-gnustep_make-1.10.0-0.i386.rpm
  5. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-xml-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  6. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-xml-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  7. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/ThirdParty/libfoundation11-1.1.3-r155.0.i386.rpm
  8. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/ThirdParty/libfoundation11-devel-1.1.3-r155.0.i386.rpm
  9. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-core-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  10. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-core-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  11. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-appserver-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  12. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-appserver-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  13. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-gdl1-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  14. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-gdl1-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  15. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-ldap-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  16. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-ldap-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  17. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-ldap-tools-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  18. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-mime-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  19. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-mime-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  20. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-logic-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  21. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-logic-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  22. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-logic-tools-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  23. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-docapi-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  24. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-docapi-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  25. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-docapi-db-project-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  26. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-docapi-db-project-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  27. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-docapi-fs-project-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  28. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-docapi-fs-project-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  29. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-core-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  30. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-core-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  31. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-app-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  32. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-environment-1.1.5-0.i386.rpm
  33. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-ical-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  34. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-ical-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  35. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/sope-4.5.8-sixtyfour/sope45-gdl1-postgresql-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  36. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/mod_ngobjweb-2.0.46-r1323.0.i386.rpm
  37. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-database-setup-1.1.5-0.i386.rpm
  38. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-pda-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  39. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-pda-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  40. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-theme-blue-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  41. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-theme-default-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  42. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-theme-kde-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  43. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-theme-ooo-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  44. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-theme-orange-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  45. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-tools-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  46. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-calendar-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  47. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-contact-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  48. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-mailer-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  49. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-mailer-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  50. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-news-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  51. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-project-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  52. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-basque-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  53. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-de-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  54. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-dk-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  55. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-en-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  56. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-es-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  57. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-fr-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  58. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-hu-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  59. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-it-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  60. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-jp-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  61. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-nl-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  62. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-no-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  63. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-pl-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  64. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-pt-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  65. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-ptbr-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  66. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-resource-sk-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  67. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-webui-task-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  68. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-xmlrpcd-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  69. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-zidestore-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  70. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-zidestore-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  71. wget http://download.opengroupware.org/nightly/packages/rhel3/releases/opengroupware-1.1.5-moveon/ogo-meta-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  72. ###### /SNIP #######

Ok, so now we have a directory filled up wit RPM's. Many of these have a lot of dependancies, so the order of install is important. The script below has them in the correct order, so you can either use it as a reference to install them yourself, or just save the script in the directory that has all your RPM's and run it. Your choice.

  1. ###### SNIP #######
  2. # InstallOpenGroupware.sh
  3. #!/sbin/sh
  4. rpm -Uvh ogo-gnustep_make-1.10.0-0.i386.rpm
  5. rpm -Uvh sope45-xml-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  6. rpm -Uvh sope45-xml-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  7. rpm -Uvh libfoundation11-1.1.3-r155.0.i386.rpm
  8. rpm -Uvh libfoundation11-devel-1.1.3-r155.0.i386.rpm
  9. rpm -Uvh sope45-core-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  10. rpm -Uvh sope45-core-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  11. rpm -Uvh sope45-mime-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  12. rpm -Uvh sope45-mime-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  13. rpm -Uvh sope45-appserver-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  14. rpm -Uvh sope45-appserver-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  15. rpm -Uvh sope45-gdl1-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  16. rpm -Uvh sope45-gdl1-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  17. rpm -Uvh sope45-ldap-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  18. rpm -Uvh sope45-ldap-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  19. rpm -Uvh sope45-ldap-tools-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  20. rpm -Uvh ogo-logic-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  21. rpm -Uvh ogo-logic-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  22. rpm -Uvh ogo-logic-tools-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  23. rpm -Uvh ogo-docapi-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  24. rpm -Uvh ogo-docapi-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  25. rpm -Uvh ogo-docapi-db-project-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  26. rpm -Uvh ogo-docapi-db-project-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  27. rpm -Uvh ogo-docapi-fs-project-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  28. rpm -Uvh ogo-docapi-fs-project-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  29. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-core-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  30. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-app-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm ogo-theme-default-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm ogo-webui-resource-en-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm ogo-webui-resource-de-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  31. rpm -Uvh ogo-environment-1.1.5-0.i386.rpm
  32. rpm -Uvh sope45-ical-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  33. rpm -Uvh sope45-ical-devel-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  34. rpm -Uvh sope45-gdl1-postgresql-4.5.8-r1321.0.i386.rpm
  35. rpm -Uvh mod_ngobjweb-2.0.46-r1323.0.i386.rpm
  36. rpm -Uvh ogo-database-setup-1.1.5-0.i386.rpm
  37. rpm -Uvh ogo-pda-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  38. rpm -Uvh ogo-pda-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  39. rpm -Uvh ogo-theme-blue-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  40. rpm -Uvh ogo-theme-kde-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  41. rpm -Uvh ogo-theme-ooo-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  42. rpm -Uvh ogo-theme-orange-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  43. rpm -Uvh ogo-tools-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  44. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-calendar-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  45. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-contact-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  46. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-core-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  47. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-mailer-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  48. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-mailer-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  49. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-news-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  50. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-project-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  51. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-basque-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  52. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-dk-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  53. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-es-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  54. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-fr-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  55. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-hu-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  56. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-it-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  57. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-jp-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  58. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-nl-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  59. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-no-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  60. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-pl-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  61. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-pt-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  62. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-ptbr-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  63. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-resource-sk-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  64. rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-task-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  65. rpm -Uvh ogo-xmlrpcd-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  66. rpm -Uvh ogo-zidestore-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  67. rpm -Uvh ogo-zidestore-devel-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  68. rpm -Uvh ogo-meta-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm
  69. ###### /SNIP #######

Some things to note about the install.

These all have to be done on one line or "rpm" will complain that it can's resolve dependancies:
rpm -Uvh ogo-webui-app-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm ogo-theme-default-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm ogo-webui-resource-en-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm ogo-webui-resource-de-1.1.5-r1717.0.i386.rpm

ogo-database-setup-1.1.5-0.i386.rpm sets up your PostgreSQL database and database user for you. The output should look something like this:

Preparing...                     ########################################### [100%]
1:ogo-database-setup             ########################################### [100%]
PostgreSQL seems to be already initialized
and I can see it running:
PIDS used: 3456 3458 3459
We're on PostgreSQL 7 (7.4)
checking /var/lib/pgsql/data/postgresql.conf
need to patch /var/lib/pgsql/data/postgresql.conf for 7.4
backup current one to /var/lib/pgsql/data/postgresql.conf.20061213-153319
checking /var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_hba.conf
need to patch /var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_hba.conf for 7.4
backup current one to /var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_hba.conf.20061213-153319
The changes we've made require that we restart PostgreSQL...
Stopping postgresql service:    [  OK  ]
Starting postgresql service:      [  OK  ]
OK! PostgreSQL runs again: (3909 3911 3912)
creating database user: OGo
creating the database itself: OGo
we've successfully created both the user OGo and the raw database OGo
we'll now fill the database with the scheme itself
checking the logfile created during scheme rollin... 
removing log - not needed anymore

OK... Now everything is installed, and if you run the following command:

# /sbin/chkconfig --list | grep ogo

You should see the following output:

ogo-zidestore   0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
ogo-webui       0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
ogo-xmlrpcd     0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
ogo-nhsd        0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off

Now, let's fire up these services:

# /sbin/service ogo-zidestore start
# /sbin/service ogo-webui start
# /sbin/service ogo-xmlrpcd start
# /sbin/service ogo-nhsd start

Everything should be up and running now, so you can grab a web browser and go to the following RUL:


You will be logged in as the root user, so make sure to change the password.

If you are using this system as a stand-alone server, you are pretty much all set. We needed to authenticate it against our central LDAP, and point it towards our IMAP server though, so I added the following lines to "/var/lib/opengroupware.org/.libFoundation/DefaultsNSGlobalDomain.plist":

LSAuthLDAPServer = "ldapserver.domain.com";
LSAuthLDAPServerRoot = "dc=mydomain,dc=com";
imap_host = "imapserver.domain.com";
UseSkyrixLoginForImap = YES;

Make sure to put these lines at the end of the file, but before the closing braces.

The file should look something like this:

###### SNIP #######
"skyrix_id" = "server.domain.com";
LSConnectionDictionary = {
  databaseName = OGo;
  hostName = "";
  password = "";
  port = 5432;
  userName = OGo;
  LSNewsImagesPath = "/var/lib/opengroupware.org/news";
  LSNewsImagesUrl = "/ArticleImages";
  Languages = (
  TimeZoneName = GMT;
  WOHttpAllowHost = (
  LSAuthLDAPServer = "ldapserver.domain.com";
  LSAuthLDAPServerRoot = "dc=domain,dc=com";
  imap_host = "imapserver.domain.com";
  UseSkyrixLoginForImap = YES;
###### /SNIP #######

Since the system won't let you authenticate the "root" user against the local database if your are using LDAP, you have to create a root user on your central LDAP.

Create an LDIF file called root.ldif like so:

###### SNIP #######
dn: uid=root,ou=People,dc=mydomain,dc=com
objectClass: organizationalPerson
objectClass: top
objectClass: posixAccount
objectClass: shadowAccount
uid: root
uidNumber: 0
gidNumber: 0
sn: Root
cn: Root
homeDirectory: /root
loginShell: /bin/bash
gecos: Root
###### /SNIP #######

Finally, run the following command to add the root user:

ldapadd -x -D "cn=Manager,dc=mydomain,dc=com" -W -f root.ldif"

You should now be authenticating against your central LDAP server. Have fun!