This is my pieced together how to on installing phpBB
phpBB is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customizable forums package. phpBB has a user-friendly interface, simply and straight-forward administration panel, and helpfull FAQ. All this and being backended by the blazeingly fast MySQL database server makes phpBB the ideal community solution for all web sites.


If you are going to want to put phpBB under your primary/html directory do the following, otherwise go onto the next step.

mkdir -p /etc/e-smith/templates-Custom/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

Now edit 90e-smithAccess10primary to add a line after line 12:

<Directory /home/e-smith/files/primary/html>
                AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .php3
                Options Indexes Includes

download phpBB-1.4.0.tar.gz 

from  I put it in my /primary/html directory  then
untar phpBB-1.4.0.tar.gz
tar xvf  phpBB-1.4.0.tar
this will put phpBB under primary/html/phpBB

Type mysqladmin create phpBB  , this can be from any directory.

You will need the mysql password for the username "root"

/home/e-smith/files/primary/html/phpBB/chmod a+w config.php

Go to
fill in the first several screens, when it asks you to login
 run chmod 644 config.php
then you will be able to login to the admin interface.

Im having a blast with this I hope you will too.

Written By Jason Hammond, with Info from e-smith forums, and the phpBB readme file.  Basically I cant take credit for any of this.

Jason Hammond
Information Systems