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Joomla 1.6 Install Process

Article Index
Joomla 1.6 Install Process
Console Commands
Joomla 1.6 Opening Install Page
Joomla 1.6 Pre-Install Check
Joomla 1.6 Licence Acceptance
Joomla 1.6 Database Configuration
Joomla 1.6 FTP Configuration
Site Main Configuration
Main Site Configuration
Joomla 1.6 Install Complete
Console Clean Up
Site withSample data
Admin Login Page
Admin Logged In page
All Pages
Joomla 1.6 was released to the public as stable code on 10th Jan 2011. In the fortnight since it's release, each day there have been 10 to 15 commits into the trunk of the SVN repository squashing bugs at an admirable rate. The Code Summary for the trunk branch can be monitored for development progress.

For this install an svn export of the latest SVN (as of writing this article is SVN 20480) code was taken. A Debian Squeeze OpenVZ container was requisitioned for the purpose of this install walk-through.

From the console, execute the following commands:

cd /var/www

## Take from SVN
svn export

## OR

## upload (or wget) to /var/www and extract
tar -zxvf joomla16_svn_20480.tar.gz

mv trunk joomla16
chown -R www-data:www-data joomla16
cd joomla16/
find ./ -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
find ./ -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;

## Create the MySQL joomla16 database
## Create the MySQL user and assign password
## Assign privileges on the db to the user - include LOCK TABLES privilege

## Install on browser http://IP.or.Domain/
## Refer Screenshots that follow

The screenshots taken sequentially are:
  1. Opening Install PageJoomla 1.6 Opening Install Screen

  2. After choosing the language above (English (United Kingdom) is the base for Joomla 1.6 development and hence will always be uptodate) we click the Next button.Server Requirements check

  3. Now that we have passed the server requirements check, we click the Next button.End User Licence Acceptance

  4. When we click Next above, we accept the GNU GPL and proceed with the install.Input Database Access Parameters

  5. After filling in the Database access parameters, we click Next to continue.Input FTP Access Parameters

  6. The FTP Access parameters page can generally be skipped and click Next to continue.Main Configuration

  7. We fill in the Site access parameters and optionally click the Install Sample Data button.Sample Data Installed

  8. Click Next to finish the install.Install Finished

  9. Now log in to the console and execute the following commands:

    tar -zcvpf installation-j16.tar.gz installation
    rm -rf installation

    ## Successfully installed Joomla 1.6

  10. After removing the installation folder, the freshly installed Joomla Site will be visible. The site (Front End) will now appear (assuming that the sample data was installed) asSite with Sample data

  11. Login to the Site Administrator page at http://IP.or.Domain/administrator with the credentials provided during the install on the Site Main Configuration pageAdmin Login Page

  12. After logging in we reach the Administration Page we call the Back End.Admin Logged In