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Installing Gollem H5


This document contains instructions for installing the Gollem File Manager on your system.

For information on the capabilities and features of Gollem, see the file README in the top-level directory of the Gollem distribution.

1   Prerequisites

To function properly, Gollem requires the following:

  1. A working Horde installation.

    Gollem runs within the Horde Application Framework, a set of common tools for web applications written in PHP. You must install Horde before installing Gollem.


    Gollem H5 requires version 5.0.2+ of the Horde Framework - earlier versions of Horde will not work.


    Be sure to have completed all of the steps in the horde/docs/INSTALL file for the Horde Framework before installing Gollem. Many of Gollem's prerequisites are also Horde prerequisites. Additionally, many of Gollem's optional features are configured via the Horde install.

  2. The following PHP capabilities:

    1. FTP support (--with-ftp) [OPTIONAL]

      If using the FTP VFS driver, the FTP PHP module is required.

    2. SQL support [OPTIONAL]

      If using an SQL VFS driver, then SQL PHP support is required. For further information on how to set up SQL support in Horde, please reference the Horde installation document (horde/docs/INSTALL).

  3. If using a FTP backend, you must have at least one FTP server. If using a SQL backend, you must have at least one SQL server.

2   Installing Gollem

The RECOMMENDED way to install Gollem is using the PEAR installer. Alternatively, if you want to run the latest development code or get the latest not yet released fixes, you can install Gollem from Git.

2.1   Installing with PEAR

First follow the instructions in horde/docs/INSTALL to prepare a PEAR environment for Horde and install the Horde Framework.

When installing Gollem through PEAR now, the installer will automatically install any dependencies of Gollem too. If you want to install Gollem with all optional dependencies, but without the binary PECL packages that need to be compiled, specify both the -a and the -B flag:

pear install -a -B horde/gollem

By default, only the required dependencies will be installed:

pear install horde/gollem

If you want to install Gollem even with all binary dependencies, you need to remove the -B flag. Please note that this might also try to install PHP extensions through PECL that might need further configuration or activation in your PHP configuration:

pear install -a horde/gollem

3   Configuring Gollem

  1. Configuring Gollem

    You must login to Horde as a Horde Administrator to finish the configuration of Gollem. Use the Horde Administration menu item to get to the administration page, and then click on the Configuration icon to get the configuration page. Select File Manager from the selection list of applications. Fill in or change any configuration values as needed. When done click on Generate File Manager Configuration to generate Gollem configuration directory or file, it will not be able to write the file. In this case, go back to Configuration and choose one of the other methods to create the configuration file gollem/config/conf.php.

    Documentation on the format and purpose of the other configuration files in the config/ directory can be found in each file. You may create *.local.php versions of these files if you wish to customize Gollem's appearance and behavior. See the header of the configuration files for details and examples. The defaults will be correct for most sites.

4   Obtaining Support

If you encounter problems with Gollem, help is available!

The Horde Frequently Asked Questions List (FAQ), available on the Web at

The Horde Project runs a number of mailing lists, for individual applications and for issues relating to the project as a whole. Information, archives, and subscription information can be found at

Lastly, Horde developers, contributors and users may also be found on IRC, on the channel #horde on the Freenode Network (

Please keep in mind that Gollem is free software written by volunteers. For information on reasonable support expectations, please read

Thanks for using Gollem!

The Gollem Team