To install BigTree on a fresh Ubuntu 11.10 Linode instance, first setup a LAMP server by following Linode's LAMP Guide for Ubuntu 11.10.
After completing those steps and ensuring that you can connect to your web server, you will want to enable a few additional key components to your LAMP stack that BigTree needs to function:
- GD Library support for PHP
- cURL Library support for PHP
- mod_rewrite support
GD Library Support
To install GD support in PHP, you will want to run the following command from your root shell:
apt-get install php5-gd
cURL Library Support
To install cURL support in PHP, you will want to run the following command from your root shell:
apt-get install php5-curl
To enable mod_rewrite support for Apache, run the following command from your root shell:
After you have enabled mod_rewrite and installed php5-gd, restart Apache by running the following command from your root shell:
service apache2 restart
When you run the install.php script (by visiting http://www.yourdomain.com/install.php) you will see a warning about .htaccess Overrides not working. This is a false negative and can be ignored. Continue your install normally and you should be all set.