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Local Installation stuck on mod_rewrite not working


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16 March 2008 at 10:43am (Last edited: 16 March 2008 10:45am), Forum Moderator, 921 Posts


1. It looks like you'll have to create the database yourself, since SS can't automatically do it.

2. Does the installation die after the "I can't tell whether mod_rewrite is running." notice? I would assume that because it didn't detect mod_rewrite, it wasn't able to properly make, if at all, the .htaccess file for this installation of SilverStripe.



16 March 2008 at 10:49am Community Member, 7 Posts

i'm having a similar problem (my post is the one right before squeezynemo's). is there a fix or workaround. i'd really like to get ss up and running so that i can give it a try.


16 March 2008 at 1:15pm (Last edited: 16 March 2008 11:57pm), Community Member, 9 Posts

sharper - I've dug out an old Apache 2.0.55 / PHP 5.1.2 server, and Silverstripe v2.2.2 rc2 installs OK.

This is a long shot, but - do you have any functions disabled in your php.ini?

Check 'disable_functions' towards the top of the standard phpinfo() output - if "apache_get_modules" is listed, you could end up with the error you report

Alternatively: Does your host run PHP as cgi? If so, you won't have the apache2handler functions to return the available modules, so the installer tells the truth, if not the full story. Complete the install anyway, and check your .htaccess file - the rewrite rules should still get written and Silverstripe should be fine.


17 March 2008 at 8:17am Community Member, 7 Posts

thanks. i solved the problem by deleted the database and creating a new one. all is well in the world.