koalixcrm Installation

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django ¶

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apache fop

Formatting Objects Processor (FOP) is a Java application that converts XSL Formatting Objects (XSL-FO) files to PDF or other printable formats. FOP was originally developed by James Tauber who donated it to the Apache Software Foundation in 1999. It is part of the Apache XML Graphics project. http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/


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step by step installation

First of all: I decided to not integrate external projects in my repository. This makes it to large and i think everyone should decide on its own whether to use grappelli, south, filebrowser, admin-tools or not. This installation description describes how to install all of them.
ubuntu 10.10

aptitude install fop python-django apache2-mod-python subversion postgresql python-psycopg2
uncomment the following line
local all all ident
sudo su postgres
ALTER USER postgres WITH PASSWORD 'youradminpasswordforpostgresql'; 
CREATE USER koalixcrm WITH PASSWORD 'passwordforkoalixcrmdatabase';
cd ~/Downloads
hg clone http://bitbucket.org/andrewgodwin/south/
svn checkout http://django-grappelli.googlecode.com/svn/tags/releases/2.2/grappelli/ grappelli
hg clone https://bitbucket.org/izi/django-admin-tools
svn checkout http://django-filebrowser.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/filebrowser/ filebrowser
sudo mkdir /var/www/koalixcrm
sudo chown yourOSUser: /var/www/koalixcrm
cd /var/
chown -R www-data: www
cd /var/www/
git clone git://www.koalix.org/koalixcrm.git
cd /var/www/koalixcrm
cp -r ~/Downloads/grappelli .
cp -r ~/Downloads/grappelli/media ./media/admin
cp -r ~/Downloads/django-admin-tools/admin_tools .
cp -r ~/Downloads/filebrowser .
cp -r ~/Downloads/south/south .
nano settings.py (you have to adjust your databaseuser and databasepassword)
python manage.py syncdb (This is where you set your admin password in the koalixcrm)
python manage.py schemamigration crm --initial
python manage.py schemamigration accounting --initial
python manage.py schemamigration djangoUserExtention --initial
make a new file in /etc/apache2/site-available/koalixcrm with the following content:
<VirtualHost *:80> 
       ServerAdmin youradminemail@yourhoster.com
       CustomLog /var/log/apache2/koalixcrm_access.log combined
       PythonPath "['/var/www/koalixcrm'] + sys.path" 
       SetHandler python-program
       PythonHandler django.core.handlers.modpython
       SetEnv DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE settings
       PythonDebug On
cd /etc/apache2/site-enabled/
rm default (you will need the default if you want to run phppgadmin but to test the software you don't need it)
ln -s ../site-available/koalixcrm .
/etc/init.d/apache restart (to load your new configuration)

What you wanna do next is of cause the test the software. Visit your http://localhost/admin, log in and start testing. To be able to do pdf exports you have to do something more. I advice you to do it the following way. To start, use my defaulttemplates in the /var/www/koalicrm/templatefiles. Whenever my installation does not work for you there is a logfile for more information under /tmp/koalixcrm_pdfgeneration_log.txt

cd /var/www/koalicrm/media/uploads/
ln -s ../../templatefiles .

visit http://localhost/admin/djangoUserExtention/ and start adding the files manually or automatically: