Thanks for the tutorial ...
Here's (perhaps) a little help with a potential problem with Step 1 of 5 of the BASE setup program where it cannot verify the Path to ADODB.
Error: "The Path to ADODB does not appear to be correct!"
Following the instructions in the tutorial to the letter, you have an "adodb" directory in /var/www/. Setting "Path to ADODB" in Step 1 of the web-based BASE setup to "/var/www/adodb" returns the error above.
Solution, for me: chown -R apache:apache /var/www/adodb
It was owned by root, before I did that, however the PHP file in BASE's setup routine (setup1.php) requires the ability to check for a particular adodb.inc file in order to validate that location.
As I had php.ini set up to use open_basedir, I needed to add that directory to my /etc/php.ini's open_basedir list of allowed directories and give Apache permission to read it before the setup file worked correctly. (I has previously needed to add the /var/www/html/base-1.2.5 directory to the list and chown it to apache:apache, as well.)
I also used the tutorial to make a second installation on another system, and I needed to chmod 755 /var/www/adodb and all of its subdirectories.
Incidentally, I'm running Fedora Core 4 on both systems, however there are some differences between the two.
Hope that helps someone ...