[TYPO3-english] Missing step from install to using typo3 ....

Peter Kühnlein peter at function2form.net
Sat Mar 21 08:02:19 CET 2015

Am 20.03.2015 um 15:06 schrieb Lee Wicks:
> Hello Peter,
> While I was installing I had to make /var/www/sites and sites/htdocs 
> as they didn't exisit.
> I've renamed the folder with the typo3-src install to MyFirstSite ...
> so when I typed 1xx.1xx.1.n/MyFirstSite into my browser I got a 404
> So I tried 1xx.1xx.1.n/sites/MyFirstSite.... and hey presto I got a 
> typo3 install page saying ... but my next question is which is my root 
> directory in this case?
> ""....
> Thank you for installing TYPO3
> To proceed with the installation, create the file FIRST_INSTALL in 
> your root directory. The filename is case-sensitive but the file 
> itself can be empty.
> Note: The file will be deleted once you proceed with the installation.
> ....." 
Good morning Lee,

so it worked not only in theory :) Good to know! The root directory is 
the very same directory. So you have to put FIRST_INSTALL right into 
your MyFirstSite - just change to that directory and type


Next, you might want to specify typo3_src - and you can do that using

ln -s typo3_src .

Cheers, Peter



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