Most of this stuff came from John Simpson’s excellent resource at http://www.jms1.net/davical/server-setup.shtml. I had to tweak it and it took me a few hours. I think this CentOS Virtualmin spec will save you some time. Use it at your own risk, it works for me!

REMARK: Log in as root

# cd /usr/share

# wget ftp://195.220.108.108/linux/dag/redhat/el5/en/i386/dag/RPMS/perl-Module-Install-0.64-1.el5.rf.noarch.rpm
# wget http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/perl-Test-Base/perl-Test-Base-0.54-1.el5.rf.noarch.rpm
# wget ftp://rpmfind.net/linux/sourceforge/r/rs/rscds/libawl-php-0.36-2.noarch.rpm
# wget http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/perl-YAML-0.66-1.el5.rf.noarch.rpm
# wget ftp://rpmfind.net/linux/sourceforge/r/rs/rscds/davical-0.9.6.3-2.noarch.rpm

# rpm -ivh perl-Module-Install-0.64-1.el5.rf.noarch.rpm
# rpm -ivh perl-Test-Base-0.54-1.el5.rf.noarch.rpm
# rpm -ivh libawl-php-0.36-2.noarch.rpm
# rpm -ivh perl-YAML-0.66-1.el5.rf.noarch.rpm
# rpm -ivh davical-0.9.6.3-2.noarch.rpm

# cd /usr/share/davical/dba

# su postgres -c ./create-database.sh

REMARK: You will see some information scroll up the screen. Look for and preserve the following line:
REMARK: “The password for the ‘admin’ user has been set to ‘yinj4t1S'”

# cd /var/lib/pgsql/data
# cp pg_hba.conf pg_hba.conf.bak
# nano pg_hba.conf

REMARK: scroll down to the line that reads:
REMARK: “# TYPE DATABASE USER CIDR-ADDRESS METHOD “
REMARK: and below that line but above the other lines insert

local davical davical_app trust
local davical davical_dba trust

REMARK: exit nano by typing control-x:
ctrl^X

REMARK: Yes, save the modified buffer by typing “Y”
Y

# /etc/init.d/postgresql restart

# cp /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf.bak

REMARK: Open a VIRTUALMIN window to your server
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Navigate to Webmin/Servers/Apache Webserver
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Select the “Global Configuration” tab
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Click the “Edit Configuration Files” icon
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Edit the /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
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OR
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Simply type “nano /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf”

REMARK: Find the section of httpd.conf that looks like this:
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# First, we configure the “default” to be a very restrictive set of
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# features.
REMARK: #
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<Directory />
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Options FollowSymLinks
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AllowOverride None
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</Directory>
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Skip a line and type the following:

# Inserted for Calendar Server functionality
<Directory “/usr/share/davical/htdocs”>
Order deny,allow
Allow from all
</Directory>

REMARK: If you are editing with Virtualmin/Webmin Click “Save”
REMARK: If you are editing with Virtualmin/Webmin Click “Apply Changes”
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If you are editing with Virtualmin/Webmin Click “Stop Apache”
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If you are editing with Virtualmin/Webmin Click “Start Apache”
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If you are using nano, save the file, exit nano, and type

# /etc/init.d/httpd restart

REMARK: Using Virtualmin, select a domain which will be allowed access
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to the calendar server. Click the “Aliases and Redirects” Icon
REMARK: In the “Document directory aliases” section, add
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From: /cal To: /usr/share/davical/htdocs
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Click “Save”
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Click “Apply Changes”
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Click “Stop Apache”
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Click “Start Apache”
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If you are using nano, save the file, exit nano, and type

# /etc/init.d/httpd restart

# cd /etc/davical
# nano your.domain.com-conf.php
<?php
$c->admin_email = ‘webmaster@domain.com’ ;
$c->system_name = ‘domain.com’ ;
$c->default_locale = ‘en_US.UTF-8’ ;
$c->pg_connect[] = ‘dbname=davical port=5432 user=davical_app’ ;
?>

REMARK: exit nano by typing control-x:
ctrl^X

REMARK: Yes, save the modified buffer by typing “Y”
Y

# cp /etc/php.ini /etc/php.ini.bak
# nano /etc/php.ini
REMARK: add the following line
include_path = “.:/php/includes:/usr/share/davical/inc:/usr/share/davical/htdocs:/usr/share/awl/inc”

REMARK: save the php.ini file and exit nano

# /etc/init.d/httpd restart

REMARK: Change admin pass by logging in with default pass at http://www.domain.com/cal/
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create a user
REMARK: Depending on the client, You can now access your user’s calendar via a CalDAV client at:
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http://www.domain.com/cal/caldav.php/username/home
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OR
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http://www.domain.com/cal/caldav.php/username

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