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Is AskBot Easy to Install?

asked 2010-05-20 19:06:10 -0500

NOah  Rainey's avatar

updated 2010-05-21 11:35:38 -0500

Evgeny's avatar

How hard is the process of installing AskBot? I know how to install MYSQL+PHP scripts... Is it more advance then this?

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Note that Askbot is Python based and will not run on a PHP driven webspace package.
Pekka's avatar Pekka  ( 2010-05-22 02:11:12 -0500 )edit
Pekka is right, however that your server has PHP does not at all mean it cannot run python :). What it needs to have is either mod_fcgi or mod_wsgi installed (assuming that your server is Apache, there are some other options to run python environment too besides those two). Where do you host, Noah?
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2010-05-22 21:03:33 -0500 )edit

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answered 2010-05-21 11:03:11 -0500

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updated 2010-07-31 14:29:19 -0500

Please take a look at the basic documentation here

The simplest command to start installation is

easy_install askbot

However, if you are installing on a shared host, there are some details (--prefix parameter and PATH environment variable). Also you might not yet have easy_install - in that case you'll have to get it first. Other than that, installation is fairly straightforward.

The most reliable updates are available through easy_install and Python Package Index. While it is impossible to guarantee correctness of code, it is becoming more reliable as more automated quality assurance tests are added.

Development version is available at Github, it has the most implemented features, but some may be not quite finished. If you are interested to join developing this software - that would be awesome.

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answered 2010-07-27 08:47:23 -0500

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updated 2010-07-27 08:48:09 -0500

I w'd like to install this script .But I am not sure how to get stared .I tried OSQA and shapado too.But not sure How to install .

Could you please help me to create a Q & A site?

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Hi, I'll try to help you out - I will contact you later today.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2010-07-28 11:26:33 -0500 )edit

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