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Step 1 on install [message #1265] Sun, 31 March 2002 11:16 Go to next message
chimera is currently offline  chimera   United States
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when i load install.php on my browser i get step 1 coming up as it should then when i type in the folder the files are located i get this error:

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

why?

and what am i meant to put in?

i put them in the /hockeyforum dir on my webspace but whenever i type that in i get the above error, what does this mean? or am i meant t put in the location of the file son my harddrive?
Re: Step 1 on install [message #1266 is a reply to message #1265] Sun, 31 March 2002 12:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Which version of the forum you've tried to install?

The reason for this error is quite simple, installer put a test file in a directory, which you specified as your forum main(root) web directory. The it tried to access the file using the web path to the forum. Since it was unable to get the file, the installer complained about the fact your paths do not appear to match.


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Re: Step 1 on install [message #1268 is a reply to message #1265] Mon, 01 April 2002 05:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Its the newest one on the downloads page.

I am going to try and install it again.
Re: Step 1 on install [message #1269 is a reply to message #1268] Mon, 01 April 2002 11:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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chimera wrote on Mon, 01 April 2002 5:24 AM

Its the newest one on the downloads page.

I am going to try and install it again.


I presume you're refering to Alpha version of FUDforum 2.0


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Re: Step 1 on install [message #1270 is a reply to message #1265] Mon, 01 April 2002 11:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yeah
Re: Step 1 on install [message #1271 is a reply to message #1270] Mon, 01 April 2002 17:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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chimera wrote on Mon, 01 April 2002 11:27 AM

Yeah


Well... if you are still seeing the problem it would be MOST helpful if you could offer more information about the enviroment where you're trying to install FUDforum.

Such as, which OS, which webserver as well as which PHP you're running. That said, if you could show me phpinfo() on your system that would be great.

Also, does your forum directory of the directories above it contain any .htaccess files that may cause URL mangling and redirection?


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Re: Step 1 on install [message #1273 is a reply to message #1265] Tue, 02 April 2002 08:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I cant ge that phpinfo() thing to work, i am on a unix host and the directory doesnt have any .htacess files in it.
Re: Step 1 on install [message #1274 is a reply to message #1273] Tue, 02 April 2002 09:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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chimera wrote on Tue, 02 April 2002 8:58 AM

I cant ge that phpinfo() thing to work, i am on a unix host and the directory doesnt have any .htacess files in it.


Hmm... it is unusual but your host could have disabled php's phpinfo() function.

Okie... try running this test and see what it outputs.
1st in a web browseable directory create a file "test.html"
and put "<html>Hello world</html>" inside that file.
The create a php script with the following code:

<?php
$fp = fsockopen("YOUR_SERVER_NAME", 80);
fputs($fp, "GET PATH_TO_TEST_FILE HTTP/1.0\r\nHost: YOUR_SERVER_NAME\r\n\r\n");
while( !feof($fp) ) echo htmlspecialchars(fgets($fp, 1024))."<br>";
fclose($fp);
?>


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Re: Step 1 on install [message #1276 is a reply to message #1265] Tue, 02 April 2002 09:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Parse error: parse error in /usr/local/httpd/htdocs/kunden/web190/html/chimera45/test.php on line 1

that is what comes up.

I have NO knowledge of php so if you can direct me to a php learnign site then i would be very grateful.
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chimera wrote on Tue, 02 April 2002 9:58 AM

Parse error: parse error in /usr/local/httpd/htdocs/kunden/web190/html/chimera45/test.php on line 1

that is what comes up.

I have NO knowledge of php so if you can direct me to a php learnign site then i would be very grateful.


uhm...
the script seems okey....

show me the contents of the file you've made.

You were s'posed to replace
YOUR_SERVER_NAME with your domain name, for example www.mydomain.com
and also replace PATH_TO_TEST_FILE with the webpath of the file, for example /forum/test.html


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Re: Step 1 on install [message #1286 is a reply to message #1265] Wed, 03 April 2002 11:17 Go to previous message
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ok, i will try that thanks
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