Create your blog with TYPO

General Information

Typo is a Ruby on Rails application and in this article you can find how to install Typo v. 4.1.1 easily in a few steps on FreeBSD 6/7.


The only requirement is to have already installed in your machine Ruby, Ruby on rails and some other required gems by Typo (mongrel, mysql, mysql, rcov, rspec, xmpp4r, flexmock, hoe, ruby-debug and ruby-debug-base). bottes timberland pas cher nike kwazi soldes Follows my local gem complete list with package name & version :

  1. *** LOCAL GEMS ***
  2. actionmailer (1.3.6)
  3. actionpack (1.13.6)
  4. actionwebservice (1.2.6)
  5. activerecord (1.15.6)
  6. activeresource (2.1.0)
  7. activesupport (1.4.4)
  8. cgi_multipart_eof_fix (2.5.0)
  9. cmdparse (2.0.2)
  10. columnize (0.1)
  11. daemons (1.0.10)
  12. ezcrypto (0.7)
  13. fastercsv (1.2.3)
  14. fastthread (1.0.1)
  15. flexmock (0.8.2)
  16. gem_plugin (0.2.3)
  17. highline (1.4.0)
  18. hoe (1.5.3)
  19. linecache (0.43)
  20. mime-types (1.15)
  21. mini_magick (1.2.3)
  22. mongrel (1.1.5)
  23. mongrel_cluster (1.0.5)
  24. mysql (2.7)
  25. rails (1.2.6)
  26. rake (0.8.1)
  27. rcov (
  28. rspec (1.1.4)
  29. ruby-debug (0.10.1)
  30. ruby-debug-base (0.10.1)
  31. rubyforge (1.0.0)
  32. rubygems-update (1.1.1)
  33. sources (0.0.2)
  34. xmpp4r (0.3.2)

As you can see I use rails v. new balance running air jordan 31 adidas gazelle pas cher 1.2.6 and this is main reason that I use the 4.1.1 version of Typo (the last Typo version is 5.0.3 and is fully documented on the official site of Typo), but you’ll need RoR 2.x version.


Let’s start building our Typo-4.1.1 blog:

Download typo-4.1.1.tgz (use fetch or wget or via ftp)

 $ fetch 

Extract it in your rails work directory

 $ cd my-rails-work-dir $ tar -zxvf typo-4.1.1.tgz 

If you take a look no at your rails work directory you’ll see that typo-4.1.1 rails app directory is created. ugg 2017 Before proceeding I suggest you to rename your blog in order to add later more blogs in the same rails work dir.

 $ mv typo-4.1.1 MyWonderfulBlog 

That’s it. Soldes Chaussures Adidas adidas ugg bailey button boots Now i’m ready to configure in a few step my new blog. timberland soldes All work will be done inside MyWonderfulBlog directory.


Go in ~/MyWonderfulBlog/config/ and copy database.yml.example as database.yml

 $ cp database.yml.example database.yml 

Note: The application is already developed so you can choose to work directly in production environment. adidas stan smith timberland pas cher Truely, there is no need to select development, but if you do so, there is always an easy way to switch from development to production environment. If you prefer to work in development environment just replace prod with dev in the following steps. asics pas cher chaussures ugg femme

Let’s check database.yml with our favorite editor. Adidas soldes ugg australia classic In production environment you’ll only need to leave the production section. nike tn I’ll change the database names – I’ll use more than one blogs in the same system – so I don’t want my databases to have the same name. adidas femme I’ll use a safe mysql username & password as the following:

 production: adapter: mysql encoding: utf8 database: wonderfulblog_prod username: safesql password: mysqlko9 socket: /tmp/mysql.sock 

Now It’s time to create my database

 $ mysqladmin -u root -p create wonderfulblog_prod 

…and it’s done.

Grant privileges at the db user: safesql for the production database wonderfulblog_prod

 $ mysql -u root -p Enter password: Welcome to the MySQL monitor. adidas zx flux pas cher nike air tn Commands end with ; or g. nike air max 90 femme Your MySQL connection id is xxx Server version: 5.0.51a FreeBSD port: mysql-server-5.0.51a Type 'help;' or 'h' for help. asics pas cher Type 'c' to clear the buffer.  louboutin paris chaussure timberland pas cher buy ff14 gil mysql> grant all privileges on wonderfulblog_prod.* to 'safesql'@'localhost' identified by 'mysqlko9'; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.09 sec) mysql> flush privileges; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.05 sec) mysql> q Bye 

Populate your database with the typo app data. basket air jordan soldes The right way to act is with the magic “rake db:migrate” command, but with the version 4.1.1 this doesn’t work. bottes timberland louboutin homme adidas hamburg Use instead:

 $ rake migrate RAILS_ENV='production' 

Note: In development environment use simply “rake migrate”

Rake will extract all necessary items in your database.

That’s all! Now Typo is ready to run! I use Mongrel to fire up my rails apps, because Mongrel it’s easy to setup, run & control. adidas pas cher Once Mongrel is set up with a single command I get in production my application (the typo in this case, but similarly works with any app). new balance 2017 new balance running ugg homme You have only to select a port (default 3000, I use 8921 in this example), use the flag -d (daemonized – runs in background) and specify the production environment (if you don’t use the flag -e, Typo select development environment by default).

 $ mongrel_rails start -d -p 8921 -e production 

Open your browser and point to http://localhost:8921/admin.

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