Have attempted installing SS v2.0.1 and a couple of nightly builds. Each lead to the same basic problem, which is: an XML Parsing Error. Specifically:
XML Parsing Error: junk after document element
Line Number 2, Column 1:<b>Notice</b>: Undefined index: trace in <b>/var/www/vhosts/mydomain.com/httpdocs/sapphire/main.php</b> on line <b>19</b><br />
I am running on a Plesk VPS environment, RH Fedora 4, PHP 5. When installing using the nightly builds I receive no mod_rewrite or AllowOverride error (e.g. rewritetest.php) it doesn't pop, but on the v2.0.1 version, I receive the mod_rewrite error check each time with the "proceed anyway" option.
However, using either version, I end up with the XML Parse error above when trying to access the site following install.
I have done various tests on .htaccess (redirect to google, etc.) that seem to prove it is working as advertised. Guessing I have about tried every combination of httpd.conf and vhosts.conf mod I can think of for AllowOverrides. I believe, on a VPS, the vhosts.conf overrides httpd.conf for the domain in question, but I'm not 100% certain.
I have tried AllowOverrides in the most generic sense (in httpd.conf) for any Directory or all the way down to httpdocs. In the vhost.conf, I've specified the path. I am fairly certain the vhosts.conf is being picked up, because for another CMS trial I needed open_basedir set to 'none' and using vhosts worked like a charm.
Anyway, from non-SS related searches, this seems to have some ties to .htaccess, but I'm not sure specifically what. I haven't seen or read any specific errors for this in regard to SS, so any thoughts / help would be appreciated. I'll keep trial / error'ing away until I get it working.