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Installing Moodle on Centos 5

I assume that both apache(http) and mysql(database) are on the same server. This is not needed. 1 - Go to and download latest moodle*.tgz. cd /tmp wget #Do not use this link. Get latest file from 2 - As root: yum install php php-mysql httpd mysqlclient10 mysql-server php-gd php-mbstring php-xmlrpc 3 - If your mysql installation is fresh, you will need to assign a root password to it. service mysqld start /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'newpassword' may assign newpassword as the new mysql root password. Replace newpassword to a safer password. 4 - Start services and be sure that it will be started automatically. service httpd start service mysqld start chkconfig httpd on chkconfig mysqld on 5 - Create a user moodle with a good password that has all privileges on the table moodle. I suggest that you download and install PhpMyAdmin to do it. Try the latest 2.xx.x.x version as i