Hacking the pogoplug. the definitive guide in progress. [PT3]


Install the web control panel including Apache/PHP/MySQL and phpMyadmin.


  • Pogoplug that has been hacked from Part 2


Fire up your terminal program.  Where we left off is perfect for setting up the webportal.
Make sure to read the content as not all boxes are copy/paste.

Step 1:
Apache / PHP / MySQL:

Lets start by installing apache, php and mysql.

pacman -S apache php php5 php-apache mysql</strong> ## web stuff

Start Apache by running the following

rc.d start httpd ## Starts Apache

Step 2:
Setting up PHP 

To setup PHP Add these lines in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:
Place this in the “LoadModule” list anywhere after LoadModule dir_module modules/mod_dir.so:

LoadModule php5_module modules/libphp5.so

Place this line at the end of the ‘include’ list:

Include conf/extra/php5_module.conf

Make sure that the following line is uncommented in httpd.conf in the section/(after the line)<IfModule mime_module>:

TypesConfig conf/mime.types

Add this line in /etc/httpd/conf/mime.types:

application/x-httpd-php		php php5

Restart Apache to save changes

rc.d restart httpd

Step 3:
Configuring MySQL

Now we will configure MySQL.
Edit /etc/php/php.ini (this is in /usr/etc on older systems) to uncomment the following lines (By removing ):


Start MySQL

rc.d start mysqld

You may need to restart Apache

MySql should now be running,lets change the root password

mysqladmin -u root password 'password' ## replace 'password' with your password do not include (',') 

Step 4:
Autostart Apache and MySQL

Finally lets add apache and MySQL to the startup.

nano /etc/rc.conf

Scroll down to the bottom to find the following lines

## BEFORE ##
DAEMONS=(ntpd syslog-ng network netfs crond sshd webmin)
## AFTER ##
DAEMONS=(ntpd syslog-ng network netfs crond sshd webmin httpd mysqld)

Hit control+’x’, follow by ‘y’, follow by ‘enter’.

You have now successfully installed apache php mysql.

Reboot your Pogoplug. 

A longer, more in depth guide can be found HERE

** Basic Commands **

rc.d (start/restart/quit) httpd ## basic apache controls
rc.d (start/restart/quit) mysqld ## basic mysql controls</pre>

In the next installment of “Hacking the POGOplug.  The definitive guide. Part 4” We will look into additional web server software.

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