Installing Elgg and Oxwall on Elgg

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Installing Elgg and Oxwall on Elgg

Postby nandan » 03. June 2014 06:43

Hello,

I recently installed XAMPP 1.83-4 on my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. I wanted to know how to install Elgg and Oxwall (2 scripts which are used for social networking). Is there any set of step by step instructions for this?

I am not a coder, but am 'literate' enough to carry out operations on CLI etc.


Thanks in advance for your time and help!

Cheers

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Re: Installing Elgg and Oxwall on Elgg

Postby Altrea » 03. June 2014 09:27

Hi Nandan,

we can't provide any support for third party scripts like Elgg or Oxwall.
Please ask at the support channels of these applications for installation instructions.

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Re: Installing Elgg and Oxwall on Elgg

Postby Nobbie » 03. June 2014 10:41

nandan wrote:Is there any set of step by step instructions for this?


Of course, Ellg delivers an INSTALL.TXT in the download

And Oxwall applies an Online Document for Installation Instructions: http://docs.oxwall.org/install:index

Even if I did not know any of these two products, it took me less than 2 minutes to find the installation descriptions. Why did you fail so badly?
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Re: Installing Elgg and Oxwall on Elgg

Postby nandan » 03. June 2014 12:29

Altrea: Thanks for your reply.

Nobbie: Thanks for your extremely kind welcome to this forum and also thanks for giving your completely unsolicited opinion about success and failure.

For your information, I have looked at both and have my sets of questions.

Even if I did not know any of these two products, it took me less than 2 minutes to find the installation descriptions. Why did you fail so badly?


While I yield to none in my appreciation of your search abilities, I urge you to read them a little more carefully from a non-programmer's perspective. For a non-programmer, more help is needed and that is what I was asking for. Now that you have achieved your flawless victory after having tried to bully someone who is not an expert in your field, I suggest you go back under the bridge from whence you came.
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Re: Installing Elgg and Oxwall on Elgg

Postby Nobbie » 03. June 2014 14:37

nandan wrote:For a non-programmer, more help is needed and that is what I was asking for.


And why not in an Elgg Forum or Oxwall Forum?? Did you choose the forum randomly? Even if am not an expert for Elgg and neither for Oxwall (i dont have the slightest idea what it is), i would never ask in the linux subforum of Xampp? Thats extremely strange.

nandan wrote:I suggest you go back under the bridge from whence you came.


You cannot insult me, even if you try hard.
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Re: Installing Elgg and Oxwall on Elgg

Postby nandan » 03. June 2014 16:08

I want to see how Elgg and Oxwall work within the XAMPP framework, which I have installed on my Linux system. How is that random?? Why should I not ask in a XAMPP for Linux forum? If XAMPP does not currently support these scripts, that's OK, but it is anyway in XAMPP's interest to increase the number and types of scripts it supports, isn't it?

I had no reason to insult you, irrespective of the effort required to do so, but if you notice carefully, you started it. There is always an choice to be civil and you did not exercise that choice, without any provocation and interestingly, without fully understanding my question. Going by your reply, it seems only the "Apache" part of your website is true. This place is neither friendly, nor supportive nor really a forum.

I hope I am wrong about the last sentence. The Open source community is much better than that. I have run out of time to spend on this. Thanks.
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Re: Installing Elgg and Oxwall on Elgg

Postby Altrea » 03. June 2014 16:20

XAMPP is just a bundle of very common Webserver singlecomponents. There are hundred of thousant of such webapplications like elgg, how should we provide Support for all of these? No no no.

It is the other way round. A webapplicstion knows best which requirements it has. It you have a Problem with your IKEA shelf you will very likely contact IKEA, not The forest where The wood came from
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Re: Installing Elgg and Oxwall on Elgg

Postby Nobbie » 03. June 2014 22:16

nandan wrote:I want to see how Elgg and Oxwall work within the XAMPP framework, which I have installed on my Linux system. How is that random?? Why should I not ask in a XAMPP for Linux forum?


So, consequently - you will repeat all your questions when you are going to install the same software on a webserver, which is not a Xampp server, but a "normal" Apache/MySQL/PHP Server?

nandan wrote:if XAMPP does not currently support these scripts, that's OK, but it is anyway in XAMPP's interest to increase the number and types of scripts it supports, isn't it?


a) you have the wrong understanding, what "Xampp" is. Xampp ist not a product or a software, it is only a distribution/collection of well known standard webserver software. Like Ubuntu is a linux distribution, which contains a number of products, Xampp is a distribution.

b) I dont know it it is Xampp interests to increase the numer of types of it supports, and honestly, I dont think so. The goal of Xampp is NOT the support of any/many scripts, instead Xampp is designed to give users an easy-to-install development(!) environment, where they can test their own scripts without the need to install a hosted webserver. Nothing more.

c) anyway, MY interests are not the interests of Xampp, as I am NOT a Xampp member. I am simply a user as you are. Nothing more. And i try to help Xampp users to solve Xampp problems, what is the goal of this forum. This forum is NOT mentioned for any other third party products, but only for Apache, MySQL, PHP and Perl. And NOT for all scripts in the world, that are designed to run on a webserver.

nandan wrote:I had no reason to insult you,


But you tried. And the reason is, that you have

a) the wrong idea about Xampp
b) the wrong idea about this board
c) the wrong idea about other users

So what did i wrong, than simply to answer your (very straight) question for an installation description? Read your first posting, can you see any hint, that you already read the installation desctiption and had difficulties to understand it? Am i supposed to read your mind??

nandan wrote:Going by your reply, it seems only the "Apache" part of your website is true


It is not my website. Why do do think so??
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Re: Installing Elgg and Oxwall on Elgg

Postby Nobbie » 03. June 2014 22:21

nandan wrote:This place is neither friendly, nor supportive nor really a forum.


This is the view of a classic troll.
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Re: Installing Elgg and Oxwall on Elgg

Postby nandan » 04. June 2014 06:21

Altrea:

Thanks for clarifying that and if that is your policy, I guess you are absolutely justified in that. This explanation itself would have been more than enough for me. I still think differently, but hey, your website and your views. :)

Nobbie:

There really isn't any point for me to keep arguing with you. Wish you all the very best on this forum...I have no reason to continue being on this forum.
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Re: Installing Elgg and Oxwall on Elgg

Postby Altrea » 04. June 2014 06:47

nandan wrote:I still think differently, but hey, your website and your views. :)

It is not my website. I am just a moderator and volunteer helper at this board and in no case related to the XAMPP founders or developers. I am talking not from global XAMPP side of view, just my very own.
But my side of view is a very common one. Solving problems commonly starts from specific components to generic ones. That is the case for nearly all real world examples.
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