I am trying to install a ready-made instructional site on my local Linux webserver. How should I proceed?
Thank you J.Reynolds for answer.
Please understand that after I posted question I did some homework and read the article you mention, that is why I am editing question.
mod-rewrite is enabled and so is AllowOverride, the site is correctly chowned and I opened the perms to 777 to get it going, I will correct that later.
I imported the db and edited settings.php to "glue" files and db, basically I replicated the settings of another settings.php file from a site that I created from scratch and virtualized same as this one, the differences are only the site customizations of course.
I entered correct $base_url.
The site is still failing and here is the error message:
"The specified file temporary://fileK7hduG could not be copied, because the destination directory is not properly configured. This may be caused by a problem with file or directory permissions. More information is available in the system log."
This message keeps repeating for 6 times with different temp files.
I looked at the apache2 log and there is nothing useful there.
I cannot figure out how to launch this site correctly.