[Cdash] Installation: edition of config.php

Julien Jomier julien.jomier at kitware.com
Thu Mar 6 14:57:31 UTC 2008

Isabelle Cabrera wrote:
> 3. If the MySQL user 'cdash' has enough privileges to create tables skip 
> the next step.
> I haven't created any user 'cdash'. Is this user supposed to be created 
> in config.php as root is in mine? Does 'cdash' become a superuser if I 
> set $CDASH_DB_LOGIN to 'cdash' instead of 'root' ?

By default, on most systems, you can connect to the MySQL server as root 
from the localhost. So if you leave the $CDASH_DB_LOGIN='root', the user 
will be superuser and should be able to create the tables. (Note that it 
is not recommended for security reasons. We'll put the full procedure 
online soon).

> About step 5:
> 5. Use your favorite web-browser and point it to your installation 
> directory (i.e. http://mywebsite.com/CDash).
> Do I configure this address within my apache server...?

You need to checkout/copy CDash in the HTTP document directory of 
apache. If you are on the local server you can then open a web browser 
and enter the URL http://localhost/CDash, assuming that CDash is in the 
root directory of your apache's http documents.

Let me know if you are having any further issues,


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