Drupal 7.15 has been released recently which comprises some bug fixes and no significant features have been added to this latest release. You can go here to view the changelog for Drupal 7.15. As a reminder, Drupal is a popular cms (content management system) written in PHP that allows to facilitate content creation for small or middle sized business.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Drupal 7.15 on Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 or older, and any Ubuntu-based system like Linux Mint 13 or older.

LAMP Web Server Installation

To be able to run Drupal on Ubuntu or Linux Mint, we need firstly to install a web server comprising Apache, PHP, and MySQL. The simplest one is LAMP which can be installed with this command from the terminal:

sudo apt-get install lamp-server^

During the installation, you will be asked to submit a new MySQL root password. This password will be used to login to your MySQL server later on. For more information about installing the LAMP web server on Ubuntu, click here.

Drupal 7.15 Installation

Let's now install Drupal with these commands from the terminal:

sudo apt-get install php5-gd

cd /tmp && wget -O drupal-7.15.tar.gz http://goo.gl/FrgSZ

sudo tar -xzvf drupal-7.15.tar.gz -C /var/www/

sudo mv /var/www/drupal-7.15 /var/www/drupal

sudo chown -R www-data.www-data /var/www/drupal/

sudo su

cd /etc/apache2/sites-available

sed 's/www/www\/drupal/g' default > drupal

a2ensite drupal

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Creating A MySQL Database For Drupal

You can do this with phpMyAdmin or via the terminal as follows (use your MySQL root password to login to your MySQL server):

mysql -p

create database drupal;

CREATE USER 'drupal'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY '12345';

grant all privileges on drupal.* to drupal@localhost;


The commands given above will create the following MySQL details:

Database name:      drupal
Database user:        drupal
Database user password:  12345  (can be changed to any password of your choice)

The last step is to start the installation of Drupal via your web browser. To do this, open one of these two links (replace 127.0.01 or localhost with your own server IP address if needed):



Then follow setup instructions. At the "Database configuration" page, enter the MySQL details given above:

If the installation is successful, you may see this home page: