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This document describes how to set up the dotclear open source blogging engine on an Arch Linux system.

Before You Install

Note: This howto assumes you have a LAMP already setup and ready to go. If you haven't set one up yet, see LAMP.


Step 1: Check PHP Configuration

# vim /etc/php/php.ini


; available extensions

and enable, if not already enabled:

Step 2: Prepare MySQL Database

You need to create a dotclear database for the blog to write stuff to. One can choose dotclear2 for the db name, dotclear for the username, and dotclearpass for the password. Assuming you've already accessed your mysql install and set a root password:

$  mysql -u root -p
mysql> CREATE DATABASE dotclear2;
mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON dotclear2.* TO "dotclear2"@"localhost" IDENTIFIED BY "dotclearpass";
mysql> QUIT;

Step 3 : Install dotclear

Package is in AUR :