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May 19, 2003

Helpful Files for Movable Type

With all the trouble I had getting Movable Type up and running, I found nothing much of use on the Dreamhost Knowledge Base pages -- except for a link to these instructions from a fellow Dreamhost user. They were very clear, and I was glad to have found them.

The "Troubleshooting" section of the Movable Type documentation was not much help.

The best thing I tried was running the CGIs from the command line. To do that, you have to use PuTTY to telnet in to your Dreamhost account. You cd (change directory) to the directory where you stashed the Movable Type files, then type perl filename.cgi for whatever file is not working. That's how I figured out my first line (/usr/bin/perl) was incorrect.

But enough whining. Now that I finally have it running, Movable Type is very satisfactory. The templates are much easier to work with than the ones for Greymatter.

Posted by macloo at May 19, 2003 07:21 PM
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