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Installation Issues

edited November 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Hi all, I'm currently in the process of evaluating a number of bulletin boards, and have tried to install Vanilla 1.0.1 on Linux (BlueQuartz running on CentOS, with PHP v5, MySQL v5 and Apache 2). However, I'm getting a lot of errors to do with the fact that the .htaccess files are using RewriteEngine rules, which are normally not allowed in .htaccess files. Now, I can probably get around that (by reconfiguring Apache), but I'd like to know if there's another way around this, or whether it's necessary at all. So far, I like that fact that the HTML generated appears to be XHTML-compliant, and the fact that user stylesheets can be applied in addition to the number of pre-defined stylesheets (I'm going for AquaLounge for now), and that there is some subtle AJAX-ing going on. I also like the fact that plug-ins have been thought about and allowed for (and positively encouraged!). All this from just reading about it...


  • I'm not sure if this thread is just here for praise (not that theres anything wrong with that!)...I'm assuming you'd also like some advice about your rewrite problems - and yeah, that is just an apache config. You dont have to use friendly urls if you dont want to though...
  • Yep, just delete the .htaccess file. About php 5, you might have to compile php if you are using the Centos package, there is some bug with php 5.0.4 that show up on vanilla:
  • Oops...wandered a bit off my initial request there, didn't I? Also wasn't a great topic header, coming to think about it - must stop doing public posts when I'm tired! Yes, I was asking for help regarding the rewrite issues. Glad to know that it'll work without the .htaccess files (though the rewrites do look nifty - may have to play with them at some point). Thanks for that. Dinoboff> I'm running PHP 5.1.5 on the server, so the problem you experienced shouldn't manifest itself...(fingers crossed). Thanks for the heads-up though. Right...I'll have a play with it now and see how nifty it really is!
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