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Stuck at the first hurdle!


essexboy

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Getting this when loading the ../catalog/install/

 

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /cgi-bin/commerce/catalog/install on this server.

 

 

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Apache/1.3.29 Server at cgi.xxxxxxxxxxxxx.com Port 80

 

 

I've changed all the relevant files to 777....what am i missing?

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osCommerce does not normally have anything to do with the cgi-bin - only with certain hosts like PowWeb who run it through cgi (because they have a rubbish setup).

 

If you are hosted with PowWeb please note that (as far as I know) you can only install it in a folder called 'catalog' and only if you use their osCommerce install feature. You won't (to the best of my knowledge) be able to install it manually - at least not without placing the reference to the cgi-bin in the head section of every file in the root of osCommerce.

 

Vger

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osCommerce does not normally have anything to do with the cgi-bin - only with certain hosts like PowWeb who run it through cgi (because they have a rubbish setup).

 

If you are hosted with PowWeb please note that (as far as I know) you can only install it in a folder called 'catalog' and only if you use their osCommerce install feature.  You won't (to the best of my knowledge) be able to install it manually - at least not without placing the reference to the cgi-bin in the head section of every file in the root of osCommerce.

 

Vger

 

 

 

I'm obviously being extremely stupid somewhere along the lines then!!!! Can someone just give me a quick run through of where to upload the files? Just in my normal ftp webspace?

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First, make sure that the osCommerce files you have are the osCommerce MS2.2 zip file from www.oscommerce.com. Unzip on your own computer. If you want osCommerce to be available at http://www.yourdomain.com/catalog, then upload the 'catalog' folder and all of its sub-folders and files to the root of your website (via FTP). If you want it available at http://www.yourdomain.com then upload the CONTENTS of the 'catalog' folder but not the folder itself (again to the root of your website). After setting up a blank database, go to http://www.yourdomain.com/install or /catalog/install and begin the install procedure. You'll need your db_server address (usualy 'localhost' but not always), your mysql user name and password.

 

Vger

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Ok, I now get just this....

 

Index of /catalog/install

Name Last modified Size Description

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Parent Directory 25-Apr-2005 15:02 -

images/ 25-Apr-2005 15:01 -

includes/ 25-Apr-2005 15:01 -

index.php 25-Apr-2005 15:00 1k

install.php 25-Apr-2005 15:00 2k

oscommerce.sql 25-Apr-2005 15:00 176k

templates/ 25-Apr-2005 15:02 -

upgrade.php 25-Apr-2005 15:00 1k

 

 

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Apache/1.3.31 Server at www.xxxxxxxxxxxxx.co.uk Port 80

 

just a list of the files and no install........

 

 

and if i enter www.myweb.com/catalog/install/index.php i just get the text of the php file......

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