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Setting Up Twiki Server
  1. Install apache2 and php5
    sudo apt-get install apache2 php5

  2. open a browser and type localhost to check if apache is really installed and working.

  3. Download twiki from

  4. Change directory to
    cd /var/www/

  5. unzip the downloaded file Twiki-6.0.1.tgz in to /var/www/ which will create /var/www/twiki
    sudo tar zxvf ~/Downloads/TWiki-6.0.1.tgz

  6. Change the ownership of the twiki directory (/var/www/twiki)and its files to www-data:www-data
    sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/twiki/

  7. Add your user name (Computer login name) to www-data group
    sudo usermod -a -G www-data ¨Your-User-Name¨

  8. logout and log back in to check if your name is a member of the www-data group
    dcsit-server@dcsit:~$ id
    uid=1000(dcsit-server) gid=1000(dcsit-server) groups=1000(dcsitserver), 4(adm),24(cdrom),27(sudo),30(dip),

  9. create twiki.conf file by Copy and paste the source text from http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/ApacheConfigGenerator

  10. save the twiki.conf file in to /etc/apache2/conf-available/
    sudo cp twiki.conf /etc/apache2/conf-available/

  11. Create a symbolic link from /etc/apache2/conf-available/twiki.conf to /etc/apache2/conf-enabled/twiki.conf
    sudo ln -s /etc/apache2/conf-available/twiki.conf /etc/apache2/conf-enabled/twiki.conf

  12. restart apache server
    sudo service apache2 restart

  13. Now modify /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf
    ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html

    ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
    DocumentRoot /var/www

  14. Now modity /etc/apache2/apache2.conf
    DirectoryIndex html/index.html

  15. add a symbolic link to etc/apache2/mods-available/cgi.load in mods-enabled
    sudo ln -s /etc/apache2/mods-available/cgi.load /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/cgi.load

  16. restart apache server
    sudo service apache2 restart

  17. open a browser and type localhost/twiki to test if twiki is up and working

  18. To configure twiki lets test if Perl is installed
    perl -v
  19. Start Cpan to begin configuration.
    sudo cpan

    Note: type yes at all prompts.
  20. From cpan install the following
    • Error
      install Error
    • CGI::Session
      install CGI::Session
    • SMTP
      install Net::SMTP
    • exit cpan
  21. now install rcs
    sudo apt-get install rcs
  22. open
    change /do → /pub
    {PubUrlPath}δ ------ /do

    {PubUrlPath}δ ------ /pub
  23. scroll down--> click next ---> save changes----> Go to the TWiki front page
-- TWiki Admin User - 2016-02-17


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Topic revision: r5 - 2016-03-02 - iamensah
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