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Mahara ePortfolios Beginner's Guide by Derrin Kent, Thomas Bell, Richard Hand

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Time for action — creating your Mahara file structure

You're now going to extract the content of the code, which you downloaded in the preceding Time for action downloading Mahara section, to the right place on your web server:

  1. Copy the mahara-1.5.1.tar.gz (or whichever version you downloaded) package into your home directory on your web server. If you are copying the file to the server from your own computer, you can do this by using the scp command (on Linux or Mac):
    scp Mahara-1.5.1.tar.gz servername:pathtohomedirectory
    
    
  2. Unpack the contents of the Mahara package on the Linux Server. On the terminal, you can do this using the tar command:
    tar xvzf Mahara-1.5.0.tar.gz
    
    
  3. You will now see a new folder called Mahara-1.5.1, you will need to rename this ...

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