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install.php problem at step 1 [message #1166] Fri, 22 March 2002 15:47 Go to next message
chadpengar is currently offline  chadpengar   United States
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Hi All. I am attempting to install this for the first time, to give it a spin. I downloaded the forum_v1.2.3.tar.gz file from the latest stable. I then unpacked it and got:

hostname# ls
COPYING CVS README install.php install_data
hostname# pwd
/space/kits/forum_install
hostname#

I copied the install.php into my web server /forums/ directory and called up the install.php page in my browser. (Webserver is caudium on freebsd with PHP 4.1.2). The install step 1 asks for the directory where I unpacked everything. I put in " /space/kits/forum_install" which is the directory you can see in the "pwd" above. I click the "next" button and the install.php comes back with

"The directory you've specified does not appear to be the directory where forum sources were decompressed to."

But it is. I even did a copy and paste from a terminal window into my browser to make sure there were no typos.

I cd into that directory and look around and don't see lots of PHP code. I see some sql and some .inc files and stuff, that is it.

What did I do wrong?

Thanks
Chad



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Re: install.php problem at step 1 [message #1168 is a reply to message #1166] Fri, 22 March 2002 16:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hello,
this seems to be a problem with the missing slash at the end of the directory's name. If u try it again like this:
/space/kits/forum_install/
then it should work.
bye
Ken
Re: install.php problem at step 1 [message #1169 is a reply to message #1166] Fri, 22 March 2002 16:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Try putting a trailing slash in the path, see if that fixes the problem.

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Re: install.php problem at step 1 [message #1174 is a reply to message #1168] Fri, 22 March 2002 19:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ken Kizaki wrote on Fri, 22 March 2002 4:46 PM

Hello,
this seems to be a problem with the missing slash at the end of the directory's name. If u try it again like this:
/space/kits/forum_install/
then it should work.



Hi Ken (and other respondents with similar answers)

Unfortunately, that does not work. I was putting the trailing slash in when I was actually trying it, though I may have neglected it in my post.

Thanks
Chad
ps: like your Kenshin pic


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Re: install.php problem at step 1 [message #1175 is a reply to message #1174] Fri, 22 March 2002 19:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Okie could you please give me a URL to your forum.

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Re: install.php problem at step 1 [message #1176 is a reply to message #1166] Fri, 22 March 2002 21:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Resolved.

Permissions problems on host system.

Not Our Fault [tm]. Wink


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icon14.gif  Re: install.php problem at step 1 [message #1177 is a reply to message #1166] Fri, 22 March 2002 21:12 Go to previous message
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Embarassed Thanks. Yes, one of those "Doh!" moments, and usually the first thing I look for when I have problems. Many thanks!

Chad


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