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Download gallery and install it as instructed.
 
Download gallery and install it as instructed.
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==Gallery 2==
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Mostly this involves untarring it into some directory.
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Now, you'll need to ask the admins to set up a MySQL account for you.
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Then edit
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gallery2/index.php
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gallery2/main.php
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gallery2/install/index.php
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and add the #!/usr/local/bin/php
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line as per below.
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Then go to
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http://www.redbrick.dcu.ie/~YOURUSERNAME/gallery2  (or whereever you intalled it)
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and follow the nifty online installation program.  At some stage it will ask you for the MySQL values that the
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nice admins should have mailed you when they set up your datbase.  You'll need a database name, a user name and a
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password.  Everything else: accept the defaults ( e.g. table prefixes ).
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Ignore the bit about making a directory chmod 777; on redbrick PHP scripts run as you, so you have permission to write
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to your own directory.
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See the bit at the bottom of this page for adding a php.ini to allow uploading big files.
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==Gallery 1==
  
 
You must then pass all the files through 'dos2unix' even if you downloaded the '.tar.gz' archive. You could probaly write a simple script to this. This is the key to getting the scripts to work.  
 
You must then pass all the files through 'dos2unix' even if you downloaded the '.tar.gz' archive. You could probaly write a simple script to this. This is the key to getting the scripts to work.  

Revision as of 15:25, 29 March 2006

Gallery is an excellent piece of PHP software for your website for orgainsing and displaying photos.

Unfortantly it's not possible to install Gallery on redbrick and have it work straight away.

Download gallery and install it as instructed.

Gallery 2

Mostly this involves untarring it into some directory. Now, you'll need to ask the admins to set up a MySQL account for you. Then edit

gallery2/index.php
gallery2/main.php
gallery2/install/index.php

and add the #!/usr/local/bin/php line as per below.

Then go to http://www.redbrick.dcu.ie/~YOURUSERNAME/gallery2 (or whereever you intalled it) and follow the nifty online installation program. At some stage it will ask you for the MySQL values that the nice admins should have mailed you when they set up your datbase. You'll need a database name, a user name and a password. Everything else: accept the defaults ( e.g. table prefixes ). Ignore the bit about making a directory chmod 777; on redbrick PHP scripts run as you, so you have permission to write to your own directory.

See the bit at the bottom of this page for adding a php.ini to allow uploading big files.

Gallery 1

You must then pass all the files through 'dos2unix' even if you downloaded the '.tar.gz' archive. You could probaly write a simple script to this. This is the key to getting the scripts to work.

To get any PHP web software running on redbrick you need to add '#!/usr/local/bin/php' to the beginning of the php file. To get Gallery to work, you don't need to add it to all files but only the files executed, specifically:

add_photos.php
add_photos_frame.php
album_permissions.php
albums.php
captionator.php
copy_photo.php
create_user.php
delete_album.php
delete_photo.php
delete_user.php
do_command.php
edit_appearance.php
edit_caption.php
edit_field.php
edit_thumb.php
extra_fields.php
gallery_remote.php
gallery_remote2.php
highlight_photo.php
index.php
login.php
manage_users.php
modify_user.php
move_album.php
move_photo.php
poll_results.php
progress_uploading.php
rename_album.php
reset_votes.php
resize_photo.php
rotate_photo.php
rss.php
save_photos.php
search.php
setup/phpinfo.php
setup/check_imagemagick.php
setup/check_mail.php
setup/check_netpbm.php
setup/check_versions.php
setup/diagnostics.php
setup/frame_test.php
setup/index.php
setup/session_test.php
slideshow.php
slideshow_low.php
sort_album.php
tools/find_orphans.php
upgrade_album.php
user_preferences.php
view_album.php
view_photo.php

Note: For Gallery2, you only seem to need to add the hashbang (#!/usr/local/bin/php) to 'install/index.php', 'index.php' and 'main.php'. It's important that the hashbang line is the first line in the file and that the second line is the start of the standard php file, e.g.

#!/usr/local/bin/php

<?php

If you have any blank lines between them you'll get an error like: Warning: session_start(): Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at /webtree/gallery/install/index.php:3) in /webtree/gallery/install/index.php on line 83

Oh, BTW, ImageMagick and most of NetPBM is already installed on Redbrick so you won't need those binaries in your account locally.

Gallery Remote

If you want to get GalleryRemote working so you can upload pictures without using ftp or the webform, simply create a file called php.ini in the directory where you installed gallery (normally something like =/webtree/-username-/gallery=). The contents of php.ini should be:

[PHP]

output_handler =

; Whether to allow HTTP file uploads.
file_uploads = On

; Temporary directory for HTTP uploaded files (will use system default if not
; specified).
upload_tmp_dir = /home/associat/-letter-/-username-/tmp

; Maximum allowed size for uploaded files.
upload_max_filesize = 2M

Of course you should change the 'upload_tmp_dir' to the correct path. Thanks to Noel for this.