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Bugs: Fresh install issues

edited October 2005 in Vanilla 1.0 Help

Dunno if it's just me or what, but two quickies:

  1. When I manage Extensions, I see the "Whisper" extension listed 11 times. This is the same number of files in the Extensions directory. It appears that it isn't enumerating the extensions correctly.

  2. Filebrowser isn't installed in the images directory.

    Error Message: The root configuration file could not be found/read (_config.xml).
    Affected Elements: FileBrowser.RetrieveConfigurationPropertiesFromXml();

I think several other files are missing as well.

Other than those two, everything else looks pretty great!



  • FLCFLC New
    edited July 2005
    I get errors when people apply, when they are approved and when roles change
    A fatal, non-recoverable error has occurred
    Technical information (for support personel):
    Error Message: An error occurred while sending the email.
    Affected Elements: Email.Send();
    For additional support documentation, visit the Lussumo Software support website at:
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    edited July 2005
    What operating system are you running?
    What version of php are you running?
    Take a look in the extensions directory and tell me what you see.
    What permissions are set on the _config.xml file in the images directory?

    That error means that the php function "mail" didn't work, which implies that php isn't set up to send mail on your server. There are a few configuration directives that php needs to have set up in order to work, you can check out the documentation here:

    If you want to see the actual error that php is throwing, you can do it by opening up the library/Utility.Email.class.php file. Go to line 149:

    if (!@mail($this->Recipients[0]["Email"], $this->Subject, $Message, $Header)) $this->Context->ErrorManager->AddError($this->Context, $this->Name, "Send", "An error occurred while sending the email.");

    Comment that line out and replace it with this line:

    /* if (!@mail($this->Recipients[0]["Email"], $this->Subject, $Message, $Header)) $this->Context->ErrorManager->AddError($this->Context, $this->Name, "Send", "An error occurred while sending the email."); */ mail($this->Recipients[0]["Email"], $this->Subject, $Message, $Header);

    Then the page will just burp out the ugly php error and you can see exactly what php is doing.
  • dang... i think my server's php leaves a lot to be desired
  • lechlech Chicagoland
    mail isn't necessarily a php function there, FLC. the mail program is simply a nix module like perl more or less. Most hosts remove it for reasons good and bad. If it's a large vhost, they don't want someone signing up and using it to anonyspam most likely. You might need to request it as well.
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    And actually, I should really upgrade my email module so you can customize an smtp server to use. It doesn't do that, but it might for version 0.9.2.
  • lechlech Chicagoland
    that would be a nice feature for people like FLC without a nix mail module available :) but keep it as an advance option to be only used in that case only, because the default mail option works great at the moment.
  • What operating system are you running?

    Debian Linux

    What version of php are you running?

    Copyright (c) 1997-2004 The PHP Group
    Zend Engine v1.3.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2004 Zend Technologies
        with Zend Optimizer v2.5.10, Copyright (c) 1998-2005, by Zend Technologies
        with Zend Extension Manager v1.0.7, Copyright (c) 2003-2005, by Zend Technologies

    Take a look in the extensions directory and tell me what you see.


    What permissions are set on the _config.xml file in the images directory?

    That could be a problem since there is no _config.xml in the images directory.
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    That PHP info isn't what I need. Take a look at my phpinfo file to see what I mean: You can create a file like that by creating a plain text file and naming it phpinfo.php. Then open it up and write this: <? phpinfo(); ?> And save the file. Then upload it to your server and view it in your web browser. As you can see in my example, my version of PHP is PHP Version 4.3.10-15. It looks to me like not all of your files were uploaded correctly. For example, there is no de.php file in the extensions directory (or at least there shouldn't be). Also, if there is no _config.xml file in your images directory, that certainly explains why it couldn't be read :) Take a look at your unzipped vanilla files and make sure that everything has been copied to your server properly.
  • lechlech Chicagoland
    /me holds back the possible phpinfo(); joke
  • edited July 2005

    That makes the most sense. I think my FTP client is being fussy...I'll download the release version and give it another shot.

    In the mean time here's the phpinfo

    (The domain name is one of those little jokey ones that I register on a whim, then do nothing with. :) )

  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    hahaha - me likes :)
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    Woah. Wait. You're using php5 and vanilla works? If so, that blows my mind. I didn't think that php5 was backwards compatible with their older method of doing classes.
  • Well, it kinda works. I uploaded the entire thing again with a different FTP client. Dropped the tabels, ran the installer, and the same thing with the extentions is happening.

    Filebrowser has a totally different error now.


  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    dammit. That's my bad. I made an upgrade to the filebrowser yesterday, and I don't think I copied it to vanilla properly. I'll get on that one right away. The extensions thing is boggling me a bit. I bet it has something to do with php5, but I'm not 100% sure. I'll have to put that on the backburner until I get this filebrowser thing fixed.
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    Okay, if you download Vanilla again right now, I've fixed the filebrowser glitch in that one. Ugghhh. Versioning is hell.
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    edited July 2005
    Oh, and with the extensions, what do you see in the extensions directory now?
  • jonezyjonezy New
    edited July 2005
    totally off topic:

    dude don't you use something like subversion or cvs for versioning?
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    edited July 2005
    No. I've been doing it manually - which I believe is far easier than learning something like Subversion.
  • dude i learned subversion in like 3 seconds... it's seriously easy... there is even a cool cheap place that will host your subversion repositories for like 5 bucks a month... if your interested i'll dig up the link and send it.
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    I have plenty of space to host it.... I just don't have a clue how to use it, and their documentation is just too frickin big for me to bother figuring it out. I took a look at the menu of their online book (aka manual) and gave up after a few minutes. If you have the time to send me an email with a little quick-start, it would be much appreciated.
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