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nish114

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Hello,

must admit... I just started to learn to work with opensource CMSs. There has to be a beginning. Anyhow, my question is here. Please help me as I am stuck with no clue.

 

I am running a server with Apache,PHP, and Mysql. They are successfully installed and they are ok.

Now, I have downloaded OSCommerce package(zip) and followed the instructions in the documentation.

I have unzipped the package and copied the 'catalog' directory to my server document root folder.

As instructed, using a browser, I have tryed to instal by running: http://localhost/catalog/install/

 

According to instructions, welcome page must appear and installation must begin. But sadly, thats not in my case. Just the directory is opened with all files inside it as it happens when we open a folder.

 

What is wrong and I must do? Do I need to have the database and a user created already? Do I need to configure anyfiles (configure.php permissions are OK) including php.ini?

 

Please advice me.

 

Thanks,

Nish

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Hello,

must admit... I just started to learn to work with opensource CMSs. There has to be a beginning. Anyhow, my question is here. Please help me as I am stuck with no clue.

 

I am running a server with Apache,PHP, and Mysql. They are successfully installed and they are ok.

Now, I have downloaded OSCommerce package(zip) and followed the instructions in the documentation.

I have unzipped the package and copied the 'catalog' directory to my server document root folder.

As instructed, using a browser, I have tryed to instal by running: http://localhost/catalog/install/

 

According to instructions, welcome page must appear and installation must begin. But sadly, thats not in my case. Just the directory is opened with all files inside it as it happens when we open a folder.

 

What is wrong and I must do? Do I need to have the database and a user created already? Do I need to configure anyfiles (configure.php permissions are OK) including php.ini?

 

Please advice me.

 

Thanks,

Nish

Hey Nish.

It is related to your Apache installation. It is not picking up index.html file in the directory and therefore just gives you the listing.

Since it is localhost - it doesn't do any harm, and you can just leave it as it is, if you want.

Otherwise - google "apache directory listing" and see what solution will fit you.

The correct link for install in your case will http://localhost/catalog/install/index.php

Good luck

Nick

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Hey Nish.

It is related to your Apache installation. It is not picking up index.html file in the directory and therefore just gives you the listing.

Since it is localhost - it doesn't do any harm, and you can just leave it as it is, if you want.

Otherwise - google "apache directory listing" and see what solution will fit you.

The correct link for install in your case will http://localhost/catalog/install/index.php

Good luck

Nick

 

I think that it could be similar to that happen to me. Instead of a directory I receive a blank page (topic)

But I really can't understand why?!?!?! :ph34r:

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I think that it could be similar to that happen to me. Instead of a directory I receive a blank page (topic)

But I really can't understand why?!?!?! :ph34r:

 

 

Thanks Nike and Nox,

 

yea I did check that and it is installed correctly with this path as you mentioned: http://localhost/catalog/install/index.php

 

Thanks for a speedy reply.

 

Thanks again... :-)

 

Nish

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