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edited February 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I got the installer.php file to work, but when I enter the information into the mysql part, it goes to a blank screen, anyone know why? Thank you!


  • default question: which version of vanilla are you using?

    assuming 0.9.2.x since i doubt you'd even get that far in 0.9.3, are you certain your details are all correct (though it should error if they wernt), and do you have access to your server logs to check if any of the raw php functions are faulting (they wont display the faults on the screen since they've been silenced)
    If you dont have access to the logs you could flick through the installer.php and remove the @ off the beginning of the functions being used.
  • which logs do i want to look at, cause the error.log doesn't show much....should i change the warning level?
  • hm. Probably easier just to scan through and take your @'s off. Though there doesnt look like much room for error in the installer.
    Is the database.sql file definately uploaded too?
  • Yes. I ftp'ed the zip file to my debian box, and unzipped it and moved it to the /var/www directory, btw, I'm using apache2, if that makes a difference?
  • So far as i know it doesnt matter. Though if you're using php5 that might do?
  • I am using php4.... :-\
  • lechlech Chicagoland
    Php4 is ideal as Vanilla was built originally for it, maybe now it might be nice to know which version of sql are you running?
  • I am using mysql version 4.0.24_Debian_10_sarge1
  • I'm assumming you installed the php4-mysql package too?
  • haha, it wasn't installed, what else do i need?
  • ok, i installed it, but i still can't get the installer.php to work after i enter in the datavase information.
  • did you make a database, and a vanilla user?
  • yes, can i have the database, user and password all the same?
  • Sure, but I don't recommend it from a security position.
  • i know....
  • its still doing it, it goes to a blank page when i try to run the mysql there any reason for this, what logs can i look at?
  • lechlech Chicagoland
    if the installer php file isn't working, give a shot at installing the DB manually. If that fails, at least you'll have a better understanding what might be going wrong.
  • ok well i did a mysql -u root -p databasename < database.sql and everything wokred but the installer.php didn't. Any other suggestions.
  • Is your forum now working? I'm assuming you'll have to setup the setting file manually if the install completely failed.

    As for why it fails remains a mystery. Any clues lech?
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