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    moodle ubuntu setup

    Hi I have installed ubuntu 9.10. I am having problems finding where it has installed moodle. I followed the instructions Installing Moodle on an Ubuntu Workstation .

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    If you run a Windows based desktop, have you tried WinSCP. I find it helps me a great deal to keep track of where files are.
    Have you looked in /var/www?

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    have you looked in the /usr/ folder

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    i would say var/www as this is where apache sets up a website first time round. if not also look in the apache config file under /etc/apache2/site-available if you look in there it should tell you where apache is looking for the files

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    Ok, I have just looked in var/www its not in there...
    I have had a look in usr folder not there?

    it was in the usr/share/moodle??

    why has it installed there??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwnci View Post
    If you run a Windows based desktop, have you tried WinSCP. I find it helps me a great deal to keep track of where files are.
    Have you looked in /var/www?
    I would also install and use webmin. Very, very useful!

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    Thanks for the help.

    Just one more quick question??

    How do I move a folder from desktop to the /usr/share/moodle

    It says its locked


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    you need to use root access for this.

    either 'sudo cp ~/Desktop/myfile /usr/share/moodle' from the cli

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    'sudo nautilus' from the cli to launch nautlius in root access mode

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    if you install the midnight commander you will find that looking for files/copying stuff is alot easier

    Toby

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    Thanks

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    I have it now installed and working!!!

    Thanks for all your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by itgeek View Post
    Ok, I have just looked in var/www its not in there...
    I have had a look in usr folder not there?

    it was in the usr/share/moodle??

    why has it installed there??

    Thanks
    Because you've installed it from the package in the official repositories. The package manager has no business poking around in /var/www and potentially publishing material without the administrator even realising, so it is left up to you to symlink from your publish point to /usr/share/moodle.

    Note: symlink, don't copy or move or any other horror. This is the only way to have the moodle package maintain itself, during security updates for example.

    If you're really interested, it's in /usr because it's not part of the base system, it's auxillary software, and it's in /usr/share because all the files are architecture-independent, that is they are not compiled for a particular processor. If they were, everything would be in /usr/lib. And finally, you symlink instead of hardlinking because you can't hardlink directories.

    (powdarrmonkey is a Debian maintainer.)
    Last edited by powdarrmonkey; 18th March 2010 at 01:08 AM. Reason: it's in /usr, not /var :doh:

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