PKP/OJS/Install Software/Before

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Create the folder

mkdir /var/ojs

Give the above folder full read/write permissions by the web server.

chown www-data.root /var/ojs
chmod 0777 /var/ojs

Login to phpmyadmin

Log in to phpmyadmin. This is normally hostname of journal/phpmyadmin.

Create the MySQL Database with the following credentials

  • dbname = ojs
  • dbuser = ojs
  • dbpass = XXXX

Create root MySQL file (/root/.my.cnf)

nano /root/.my.cnf

Copy and paste the following. Change password to suit.

[mysql]
user = root
password = XXXX

[mysqladmin] 
user = root
password  = XXXX

[mysqldump] 
user = root
password  = XXXX
chmod 0600 /root/.my.cnf

Test database connection, by typing as follows:

mysql
show databases;
\q