As an experiment, I’m trying to install lucid.calendar and I’m getting hung up on the install.
I created a database, hostname, and user in MySQL but am ignorant enough about telnet commands that I’m not sure how to connect the script to the database.
I contacted support and was told that since they don’t support 3rd party scripts, they wouldn’t help me.
The following is from the install faq. The part that I’m lost on is the connecting to the MySQL database and the part about protecting files (is that a simple chmod, or do I need to do more?)
I would appreciate any help you can give… I know design, but I get sort of lost in some of the backend, although I’m trying to learn as I go along.
3) I’m assuming you have a MySQL database ready to go that you can
make tables on. We’ll pretend it’s called “your_db”. Run the command
mysql [options] your_db < lucid_calendar.mysql
where [options] is any options you need to include (such as a
password). This will create the necessary tables in your_db.
- cd to the “api” folder. Open “cal.api” in your favorite text editor
and edit the first four variables as you need to for your
system. These variables just indicate the database name, user name,
password, and server.
Incidentally, since this file contains information about your
database, I HIGHLY recommend protecting it in some way (htpasswd, for
example) so that it’s not world readable.
- Fire up a web browser and navigate to /calendar/admin/ where you’ll
find the administrator stuff. Click on “Add a new posting
Remember that stuff I said about protecting the “api” directory? You
might want to do that here too.