Yesterday we gave a workshop at the @IST in Lisbon .
Based on that experience i created an automation script that installs "all the things" and makes your local Linux Debian/Ubuntu box run the latest drupal version in around 3 minutes.
Give it a try by running this on the command line:
curl -s http://www.ricardoamaro.com/d7install.bash | sh
What it will do:
- Install mysql, apache, php, phpmyadmin, drush
- Create a drupal database and a drupal mysql user
- Fully Install Drupal on /var/www/drupal
- Spawn firefox pointed at: http://drupal & http://drupal/phpmyadmin
You can then jump into /var/www/drupal and run drush commands like:
/var/www/drupal$ drush help
/var/www/drupal$ drush status