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Moodle 3.1 installer

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Moodle 3.1 installer
I am installing Moodle 3.1 on a Centos 7 server.  When installing Moodle through the browser I receive this error.  Data directory (/var/www/moodledata) cannot be created by the installer.

these are the commands I entered on the server:

cd /var/www

mkdir moodledata

sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/moodledata

sudo chown _r apache:apache /var/www/moodledata

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Picture of Ken Task
Re: Moodle 3.1 installer
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Your last command should be:

sudo chown -R apache:apache /var/www/moodledata

The -R means recursive.

Other things on CentOS 7 to check:

SELinux ... new servers have this running by default.    Suggest setting to 'permissive' so that you can see what it's complaining about and fix things one at a time ... slowly.

Manually edit /etc/selinux/config

sudo nano /etc/selinux/config

Set the line: SELINUX = permissive

Save the file.

Reboot the box ... one of the few times one needs to reboot.

Oh ... might need to install nano (a text editor that is more user friendly than vi) if not present.

sudo install nano

'spirit of sharing', Ken

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