From the MySQL prompt, grant root user all rights protecting it with password (remember to change it)
GRANT ALL on gnusocial.* TO 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'yourpassword';FLUSH PRIVILEGES;quit;
In a browser, navigate to https://<yourgssite>/install.php, where `is the fully qualified domain name of your GNU social site. Enter the following information
Site name: gnusocialHostname: localhostName: gnusocialDB username: rootDB password: <yourpassword>
Also, fill in the data for the administration user on the GNU social site and select the type of GNU social site (you can always change it later) and complete the installation. You can now go to https://<yourgssite> and login. Alernatively, you can use the command line tool ./scripts/install_cli.php providing the information above.
If you want to use fancy links, copy the sample htaccess file in the GNU social folder
cd /var/www/gnusocialcp htaccess.sample .htaccess
If you are not using a subdomain for your GNU social site (like gnusocial.yoursite.com), remember to modify the line containing RewriteBase / as indicated in the file.