Now that you have Blosxom, you’re
a few short steps away from your first blog entry. Customizing
Blosxom for your particular environment requires just a couple of
simple configuration changes. Open the
script in your favorite text editor.
First make sure the first line of the script
#!/usr/bin/perl -w) correctly identifies the
location of your Perl interpreter. If you’re unsure
and have access to the command line, type:
% which perl /usr/local/bin/perl
Copy and paste the resulting output after the
in the blosxom script (e.g.,
#!/usr/local/bin/perl -w). If you
don’t have access to the command line, ask your
service provider or system administrator for help. Be sure
there’s no space between the
and the path to Perl.
About the only thing Blosxom really needs to know is where you keep
your blog entries. Change the
$datadir line from:
my $datadir = '/Library/WebServer/Documents/blosxom';
to the appropriate directory path. For Mac OS X and Unix users, we recommend something alongside your web server’s document directory:
my $datadir = '/Library/WebServer/Data/blosxom';
my $datadir = '/usr/local/apache/data/blosxom';
Under Windows, somewhere like:
my $datadir = 'c:\Inetpub\wwwdata\blosxom';
If you’ll be running Blosxom on your service provider’s web server, somewhere in your home directory will do nicely:
my $datadir = '/home/sam/blosxom';
Wherever you choose, just be sure the directory is readable by the web server.
That said, you probably don’t want to put ...