A short HOWTO to get laconi.ca running on Fedora 10

Simple, if you know how to do it 🙂


  • Up and running Fedora 10 with web server and mysql server installed (httpd, mysql-server RPM)

1. Get the tarball from http://www.laconi.ca

2. You need to install some RPMs, I ended up with adding these (you might already have most of them installed)

# yum install php-gd t1lib php-mbstring php-xml php-xmpphp \
php-oauth php-pear-Net-SMTP php-pear-Mail php-pear-DB-DataObject \
php-pear-Auth-SASL php-pear-MDB2 php-pear-DB \
php-pear-Net-Socket php-pear-Auth-OpenID php-pear-Net-Curl \
php-pear-Validate php-pear-Date php-pgsql php-bcmath php-pear \

3. You might also need markdown.php which unfortunately doesn’t yet exist as RPM. So get it from http://michelf.com/projects/php-markdown/ while it is hot 😉 The normal version is sufficient. Unzip the file and place markdown.php in your PHP search path (mine lives in /usr/share/php)

4. I placed my laconica installation in /var/www/html/laconica, so just untar the tarball in that directory, rename the directory if needed/wanted.

5. Create the database, database user and set the rights accordingly:

# mysql -uroot -p -e 'create database laconica';
# mysql -uroot -p -e "grant all privileges on laconica.* to laconica@localhost identified by 'PASSWORD'";

6. Now call http://localhost/laconica/install.php and finish the installation.

Done. Have fun with microblogging.

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