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Photo Album Server

Keywords: Debian photo server, install, configure, windows xp, internet, photo album online, etch, sarge.


  • [Optional] You should have apache, mysql and php installed already. If you don't have these installed please install them.

apt-get update
apt-get install apache2
apt-get install mysql-server
apt-get install php5
apt-get install php5-mysql
  • Let's start.
  • Install gallery software

apt-get update
apt-get install gallery2
  • Provide root password for the database.
  • Done with install.


  • Now you need to enable gallery2 in your apache2 configuration.
  • Uncomment the following line in /etc/apache2/conf.d/gallery

Alias /gallery2 /usr/share/gallery2
  • [FYI]/etc/apache2/conf.d/gallery is a link to /etc/gallery2/apache.conf

*Now restart or start your apache server/

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Gallery2 configuration

  • Start the installation process and follow the directions.
  • Then they ask you to copy or create login.txt in /usr/share/gallery2. Download the login.txt and copy it into that folder

cp /home/lucas/Desktop/login.txt /usr/share/gallery2/
  • Follow to the next step and pick a standard installation

  • Now choose a folder where you are going to store the pictures, movies etc.

mkdir /usr/share/gallery2/g2data
chmod 755 /usr/share/gallery2/g2data
chown www-data:www-data /usr/share/gallery2/g2data
  • First one creates a folder, second makes it user writable, 3rd changes the owner to web server.
  • Provide password for the database
  • If you need to create gallery2 database. Log into mysql

mysql -u root -p
  • Issue this command:

create database gallery2;
  • Create an admin account
  • Now lets go to gallery2 components.

Gallery2 Components

  • They are all selected, so go over a list and desable the once you don't want. (commerce print cars, new user registration, quotas, etc)
  • If you need to install some programs you could issue this commands:

apt-get install imagemagick

Alias /photos /usr/share/gallery2

Manage Photos

  • Now you are ready to manage photos.
  • Log in with your admin user and start adding files to your photo server

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