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  • media-slave
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    Installation hell :-( Link to this post

    Having real trouble installing to test. First I got this error:
    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_CONSTANT_ENCAPSED_STRING in /home/sites/media-slave.co.uk/public_html/silverstripe/install.php on line 513

    Then found out I need to trigger php5 which I did with this script in my htaccess
    SetEnv DEFAULT_PHP_VERSION 5

    Then I get this prob:
    Please set the PHP option short_open_tag to true, restart your webserver, and then refresh your browser to continue.

    I tried to fix this by adding a php.ini & php5.ini in the install folder. It kinda made a difference. Now I get this page:
    http://www.media-slave.co.uk/silverstripe/home/successfullyinstalled
    But is displays either a 404 error or the whole install.php file as text

  • Sam
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    Re: Installation hell :-( Link to this post

    From the sounds of things it's having trouble setting up rewriting rules on your host

    You need to make sure that AllowOverride all is set up in your httpd.conf file.

  • media-slave
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    Re: Installation hell :-( Link to this post

    AllowOverride is already configured on our servers.

    What can I try next. really want to get this working and test it. Do I need any filepermissions set?

    I deleted the mysql, deleted all the files and reinstalled with all settings running as above. Now my install page just gives me a blank.....

  • Sigurd
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    Re: Installation hell :-( Link to this post

    Seems like PHP is crashing? Even if you have mod_rewrite and allowoverride failing should be able to access your homepage via

    http://www.media-slave.co.uk/silverstripe/sapphire/main.php?url=home

    yet this isn't working...

  • media-slave
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    Re: Installation hell :-( Link to this post

    So have I done everything I can or is there anything else I can try? Sorry to be a pain but this cms looks great. I am a Joomla fan but this seems a bit simpler to use especially for some of my clients. Would really like to get to the bottom of this.

    I guess my main prob is I run virtual hosts so its hard to get certain php/apache function changed.

  • Sigurd
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    Re: Installation hell :-( Link to this post

    can you try our dailybuild and see what happens then? it has far better installation checking and will help identify if we're on top of this problem

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