Thank you for choosing to install Discus. The following instructions have been customized for your use. Please follow these instructions carefully -- note that they are generally CASE SENSITIVE instructions.
Your reference number for this installation is 900254867. You need to include this reference number if you request technical support from us.
Use WinZip (or another zip program) to extract all of the distribution file that you downloaded from our site. These files should be extracted to a temporary directory anywhere on your hard disk.
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!! Your zip program must have the option to preserve subdirectory structure. You must enable that feature before extracting the archive file!
If you don't know how to change permissions with your FTP program (or you don't know what permissions are...), click here for a brief tutorial with pictures! You must be connected to the internet to access this document, since it resides on our (Discus) web server.
a. /usr/local/etc/httpd/sites/wsabstract.com/htdocs/discus_admin_15627 (Permissions 0755: rwxr-xr-x) b. /usr/local/etc/httpd/sites/wsabstract.com/htdocs/discus_admin_15627/source (Permissions 0755: rwxr-xr-x) c. /usr/local/etc/httpd/sites/wsabstract.com/htdocs/discus (Permissions 0755: rwxr-xr-x) d. /usr/local/etc/httpd/sites/wsabstract.com/cgi-bin (Permissions 0755: rwxr-xr-x) e. /usr/local/etc/httpd/sites/wsabstract.com/htdocs/discus/icons (Permissions 0755: rwxr-xr-x) f. /usr/local/etc/httpd/sites/wsabstract.com/htdocs/discus/clipart (Permissions 0755: rwxr-xr-x) g. /usr/local/etc/httpd/sites/wsabstract.com/htdocs/discus/messages (Permissions 0777: rwxrwxrwx)
If you are upgrading, you'll notice that some steps are not included in the instructions. The required files were all installed when you installed the board for the first time.
a. Files from "admin_files" get transferred in ASCII MODE to /usr/local/etc/httpd/sites/wsabstract.com/htdocs/discus_admin_15627 Set permissions as follows: 0644 rw-r--r-- discus.conf 0644 rw-r--r-- webtags.conf 0644 rw-r--r-- language.conf 0666 rw-rw-rw- (All other files) b. Files from "source_files" get transferred in ASCII MODE to /usr/local/etc/httpd/sites/wsabstract.com/htdocs/discus_admin_15627/source Set permissions as follows: 0644 rw-r--r-- (All files) c. Files from "html_files" get transferred in ASCII MODE to /usr/local/etc/httpd/sites/wsabstract.com/htdocs/discus Set permissions as follows: 0644 rw-r--r-- (All files) *** If you are upgrading, installing these files is OPTIONAL. Specifically, if you have customized your board menu, etc., then you won't want to reinstall these files. Of course, you can pick and choose which of these files you want to upload. *** d. Files from "script_files" get transferred in ASCII MODE to /usr/local/etc/httpd/sites/wsabstract.com/cgi-bin Set permissions as follows: 0755 rwxr-xr-x (All files) e. Files from "icon_files" get transferred in BINARY MODE to /usr/local/etc/httpd/sites/wsabstract.com/htdocs/discus/icons Set permissions as follows: 0644 rw-r--r-- (All files)
f. Files from "clipart_files" get transferred in BINARY MODE to /usr/local/etc/httpd/sites/wsabstract.com/htdocs/discus/clipart Set permissions as follows: 0644 rw-r--r-- (All files) g. The file from "message_files" gets transferred in ASCII MODE to /usr/local/etc/httpd/sites/wsabstract.com/htdocs/discus/messages Set permissions as follows: 0666 rw-rw-rw- board-topics.html
This tutorial is also available from within the "Administration Instructions" on your new board once you have logged in. We suggest completing both the "Superuser" and the "Moderator" getting started tutorials from your Administration Instructions.
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