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Unable to install vanilla ( doesnt redirect to dashboard)

I am trying out a vanilla forums install on my local server and encountered some install issues.
The installer page shows up, but when i click continue after filling out the details, it just reloads the installer page again, instead of redirecting me to the dashboard
After three tries, it dies with an error reporting that 'vanilla is already installed'. But when I navigate to index.php it reports page not found.

Web server: apache 2.4.6
php version: 5.5.3


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    whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... MVP


    Welcome to the community.

    Which version of Vanilla are you trying to install?

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    juliendzjuliendz New
    edited February 2014

    Copied from the 'vanilla already installed' error page

    Application: Vanilla
    Application Version:
    PHP Version: 5.5.3-1ubuntu2.1
    Operating System: Linux
    Server Software: Apache/2.4.6 (Ubuntu)
    User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:26.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/26.0
    Request Uri: /index.php?p=/dashboard/setup
    Controller: SetupController
    Method: Index
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    whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... MVP


    Since it is a local install, I'd suggest deleting the Vanilla folders and database and starting again.

    I recently reinstalled this version locally to test something for another member, and it went fine (Windows with XAMPP), so I don't think there is anything wrong with the package.

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    hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    It sounds like the framework was installed, but the Vanilla application wasn't enabled.

    Make sure the following lines are in your /conf/config.php file:

    $Configuration['EnabledApplications']['Conversations'] = 'conversations';
    $Configuration['EnabledApplications']['Vanilla'] = 'vanilla';
    $Configuration['EnabledPlugins']['HtmLawed'] = 'HtmLawed';

    If they are not, something in your server configuration is preventing a proper Vanilla installation.

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