Last updated 25 june 08
kPlaylist performs automatic installation and upgrade. If you have a webserver with PHP support and MySQL, download the script, put it in
a webaccessable area and point your browser to the script and the installation or upgrade should start. Refer to
this page later if you have problems.
If you use Windows
and don't have Apache, PHP or MySQL, download wampserver
and get everything in one install. Come back here after the wamp install to continue the kPlaylist installation.
NB for WAMP!
Note the username and password for MySQL
You'll need a running copy of MySQL and a webserver with PHP4 or PHP5 to perform the installation. PHP5
If you use a
Linux distribution those applications will probably already be installed. If not, use your favourite package
manager and install these.
Create a new directory for kPlaylist under your htdocs structure and copy the 'kplaylist' file to 'index.php' under that directory.
If you're running a UNIX based system, make sure that the user running your webserver can read the kPlaylist file and directory.
If you are using WAMP, you will have a "WAMP Web Documents" shortcut on your desktop, go there and create a new directory.
Copy the 'kplaylist' file to 'index.php' in that directory.
Open your favourite webbrowser and point it to the kplaylist directory, and the installer will start.
Example, http://localhost/kplaylist/ if you named the directory kplaylist.
Now the installer should have started. Now you have to decide whether to use an existing
database or a new one. If you are running kPlaylist on your own machine, create a new. If you
intend to run on a hosted solution and only have access to one database, use existing.
Create new database
Enter the username and password for the root user of MySQL.
If you installed WAMP, enter the username and password you selected for MySQL during WAMP installation. Click
continue and you are finished.
Use existing database
Edit the scipt with a texteditor and adjust the $db['name'] (database name), $db['user'] (user), $db['pass'] (password) and
$db['host'] (server) to suit your database setup. It's also suggested to edit the $db['prepend'] to 'kplay_' to avoid
duplicate table names. Click 'Continue' when you're finished.
Post install setup
Log into kPlaylist with admin/admin (follow the instructions on the installer.) Now, click the 'Settings' button to
the right. A new window will appear. Click 'File handling', and put your music directory or directories
in the field called 'Base directory'. Separate multiple paths with: ;. You can also click the "find" button
on the right to automatically search for directories containing music.
Now, you should run the 'Update' button on the right. This will add all music files
in your database. You don't need at first, but it's recommended because
you get alot of features enabled right away.
Make sure that the webserver can read your audio files. If they can't, they wont
appear in kPlaylist.
You should check httpd.conf in your conf directory on Apache. Look for the variable called 'User' and 'Group'. This
is normally 'nobody' and 'nogroup'. Make sure this user or group can read MP3 files, and execute directories
in your audio path.
Getting this? Client does not support authentication protocol requested by server; consider upgrading MySQL client?
Go here for the solution: http://www.kplaylist.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2231
Ancient errors, but may occur:
Getting an error saying: 'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket "/tmp/mysql.sock"?
Do the following, find the IPC (socket) by issuing the following command in your shell:
find / -name "mysql.sock" -ls
Did you find it? Please edit your PHP configuration file (php.ini) which is usually located
here: /usr/local/lib/php.ini, and find the key called "mysql.default_socket" and put the
full path to the socket file there. (For example: mysql.default_socket = /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock). Then
restart Apache and you should be set.
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