Installation of OwnCloud on Debian

Well most people use Dropbox or iCloud to sync their data. It works very good but I don’t like the idea to have my data stored on some other server. I like to have more control and this is the main reason why I give OwnCloud a shot.

Installation
I installed it on debian and the setup instructions from the homepage did not work for me. When I tried to install it I got following message:
E: Unable to locate package php-xml
E: Unable to locate package php-mbstring
E: Unable to locate package php5-zip

This solution worked for me:
#apt-get update
#apt-get upgrade

#apt-get install apache2 php5 php5-json php5-gd php5-sqlite curl libcurl3 libcurl3-dev php5-curl php5-common php-xml-parser
#apt-get install sqlite

Important: Of course replace the links whit the newest ones on the homepage: http://owncloud.org/

#wget http://download.owncloud.org/releases/owncloud-4.0.4.tar.bz2
#tar -xjf owncloud-4.0.4.tar.bz2
#cp -r owncloud /var/www
#chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www

#service apache2 restart

Point your browser to it and login with:
admin admin

After those steps I installed the client on my Windows PC and recognized that it didn’t sync. The problem was that the time on the client and and on the server was not the same. So make sure it is!

admin on June 29th 2012 in Internet, IT, Linux

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