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I am new to OsCommerce and not technical at all. I wanted to try oscommerse outr on my MAc and learn to use it I have loaded it onto my Apple Mac (OSX) and have used the articles posted on this forum to get around the initial error messages etc.


I am now in a position where I can now view the amin pages at http://localhost/catalog/admin but I am unable to view the catalog itself. All I get is a blank white page - no error messages - nothing !

I'm puzzled as to why the admin pages are viewable but not the catalog. I have tried several browsers but it is always a blank page.


Does anyone have any ideas?



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Here is my confugure.php file minus the database login info


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// Define the webserver and path parameters

// * DIR_FS_* = Filesystem directories (local/physical)

// * DIR_WS_* = Webserver directories (virtual/URL)

define('HTTP_SERVER', 'http://localhost'); // eg, http://localhost - should not be empty for productive servers

define('HTTPS_SERVER', ''); // eg, https://localhost - should not be empty for productive servers

define('ENABLE_SSL', false); // secure webserver for checkout procedure?

define('HTTP_COOKIE_DOMAIN', 'localhost');

define('HTTPS_COOKIE_DOMAIN', '');

define('HTTP_COOKIE_PATH', '/catalog/');

define('HTTPS_COOKIE_PATH', '');

define('DIR_WS_HTTP_CATALOG', '/catalog/');

define('DIR_WS_HTTPS_CATALOG', '');

define('DIR_WS_IMAGES', 'images/');

define('DIR_WS_ICONS', DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'icons/');

define('DIR_WS_INCLUDES', 'includes/');

define('DIR_WS_BOXES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'boxes/');

define('DIR_WS_FUNCTIONS', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'functions/');

define('DIR_WS_CLASSES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'classes/');

define('DIR_WS_MODULES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'modules/');

define('DIR_WS_LANGUAGES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'languages/');


define('DIR_WS_DOWNLOAD_PUBLIC', 'pub/');

define('DIR_FS_CATALOG', '/Library/WebServer/Documents/catalog/');

define('DIR_FS_DOWNLOAD', DIR_FS_CATALOG . 'download/');



Thanks :D

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This IS the file pathway on your Mac to that folder:




This (or similar) is the 'localhost' pathway to that folder:





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Thanks for your reply.


Does that mean I have to replace:


define('DIR_FS_CATALOG', '/Library/WebServer/Documents/catalog/');


define('DIR_FS_CATALOG', '/usr/local/apache/htdocs/catalog/');


Is that right? I tried that but it was the same. I did say I wasn't technical !



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Did you edit your index.php or any part index may use - like within the admin tool? I found I got parse errors which caused blank pages when I would make changes from within the admin tool or online from my webhosting tool. The exact same scripting changes would be just fine if I wrote it out in Notepad and uploaded the file that way.

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Are you using the default apache server that comes with Mac OSX or did you install your own. I installed XAMPP for Mac, and the pathway for that is /usr/local/xampp/htdocs/, but using the default apache install it may just read /usr/local/htdocs?


What does the pathway say in admin/includes/configure.php?



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