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Not understanding installation of v2.2...


Misteraven

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Alright, hopefully this isn't a dumb question but...

 

I don't understand why there's a seperate install process for the admin and for the actual catalog. Can one operate without the other, and more importantly, what order do you install these in? I've seen no mention of it in the install instructions or anywhere else.

 

Before I pull out anymore hair, can someone please explain...

 

- Basic install instructions for v2.2 including which script (admin or catalog) to install first, as well as anything I should be aware of in the process.

 

*By the way, I've installed the 'tep_snapshot_catalog-20021105.tar.gz' and 'tep_snapshot_catalog-20021107.tar.gz' several times each. However, when testing the install, the checkout process hangs at step 2 of the order process just before you move onto billing information. I still have no idea why.

 

Please help...

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This is how I do an install ... and maybe it will make it easier.

 

I download the unix version to my windows computer into a directory called osCOMMERCE date_of_snapshot

 

I use WinZip and extract into this same folder.

 

I delete the first tar file as it is no longer needed.

 

I then use WinZip to extract the new tar file into the same directory.

 

I create a folder called TheShop

 

Then I go into the catalog folder and get the catalog folder in there and cut and paste it into the folder TheShop

 

Then I go into the admin folder and cut and paste the admin folder inside there into the catalog folder that is now in TheShop

 

So I now have:

 

/TheShop/catalog

/TheShop/catalog/admin

 

Next, I cut and paste the catalog folder inside TheShop into my work area for the website

 

Let's assume I have a folder called internet and in that a folder called thewebmakerscorner

 

So, when I am done I now have the new catalog folder in my thewebmakerscorner folder.

 

Next I edit the /catalog/includes/configure.php file to match my website:

 

  define('HTTP_SERVER', 'http://www.thewebmakerscorner.com'); // eg, http://localhost - should not be NULL for productive servers

 define('HTTPS_SERVER', 'https://secure.sashbox.net/thewebmakerscorner.com'); // eg, https://localhost - should not be NULL for productive servers

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

 define('DIR_WS_CATALOG', '/catalog/'); // absolute path required

 define('DIR_WS_IMAGES', 'images/');

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

 define('DIR_WS_INCLUDES', 'includes/'); // If "URL fopen wrappers" are enabled in PHP (which they are in the default configuration), this can be a URL instead of a local pathname

 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', DIR_WS_CATALOG . 'pub/');

//  define('DIR_FS_DOCUMENT_ROOT', $DOCUMENT_ROOT); // where your pages are located on the server. if $DOCUMENT_ROOT doesnt suit you, replace with your local path. (eg, /usr/local/apache/htdocs)

 define('DIR_FS_DOCUMENT_ROOT', '/home/webmaker/public_html'); // where your pages are located on the server. if $DOCUMENT_ROOT doesnt suit you, replace with your local path. (eg, /usr/local/apache/htdocs)

 define('DIR_FS_CATALOG', DIR_FS_DOCUMENT_ROOT . DIR_WS_CATALOG);

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

 define('DIR_FS_DOWNLOAD_PUBLIC', DIR_FS_CATALOG . 'pub/');



// define our database connection

 define('DB_SERVER', 'localhost'); // eg, localhost - should not be NULL for productive servers

 define('DB_SERVER_USERNAME', '******');

 define('DB_SERVER_PASSWORD', '******');

 define('DB_DATABASE', 'your_mysql_file');

 define('USE_PCONNECT', 'false'); // use persistent connections?

 define('STORE_SESSIONS', 'mysql'); // leave empty '' for default handler or set to 'mysql'

 

Then, I edit the /catalog/admin/includes/configure.php to match my website:

 

  define('HTTP_SERVER', 'http://www.thewebmakerscorner.com'); // eg, http://localhost or - https://localhost should not be NULL for productive servers

 define('HTTP_CATALOG_SERVER', 'http://www.thewebmakerscorner.com');

 define('HTTPS_CATALOG_SERVER', 'https://secure.sashbox.net/thewebmakerscorner.com');

 define('ENABLE_SSL_CATALOG', 'true'); // secure webserver for catalog module

//  define('DIR_FS_DOCUMENT_ROOT', $DOCUMENT_ROOT); // where your pages are located on the server. if $DOCUMENT_ROOT doesnt suit you, replace with your local path. (eg, /usr/local/apache/htdocs)

 define('DIR_FS_DOCUMENT_ROOT', '/home/webmaker/public_html'); // where your pages are located on the server. if $DOCUMENT_ROOT doesnt suit you, replace with your local path. (eg, /usr/local/apache/htdocs)

 define('DIR_WS_ADMIN', '/catalog/admin/');

 define('DIR_FS_ADMIN', DIR_FS_DOCUMENT_ROOT . DIR_WS_ADMIN);

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

 define('DIR_FS_CATALOG', DIR_FS_DOCUMENT_ROOT . DIR_WS_CATALOG);

 define('DIR_WS_IMAGES', 'images/');

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

 define('DIR_WS_CATALOG_IMAGES', DIR_WS_CATALOG . 'images/');

 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_CATALOG_LANGUAGES', DIR_WS_CATALOG . 'includes/languages/');

 define('DIR_FS_CATALOG_LANGUAGES', DIR_FS_CATALOG . 'includes/languages/');

 define('DIR_FS_CATALOG_IMAGES', DIR_FS_CATALOG . 'images/');

 define('DIR_FS_CATALOG_MODULES', DIR_FS_CATALOG . 'includes/modules/');

 define('DIR_FS_BACKUP', DIR_FS_ADMIN . 'backups/');



// define our database connection

 define('DB_SERVER', 'localhost');

 define('DB_SERVER_USERNAME', '******');

 define('DB_SERVER_PASSWORD', '******');

 define('DB_DATABASE', 'your_mysql_file');

 define('USE_PCONNECT', 'false');

 define('STORE_SESSIONS', 'mysql');

 

Now, I just FTP this whole thing /catalog to my website into my public_html directory.

 

This gives me the shop in:

/public_html/catalog

 

And the Admin in:

/public_htmle/catalog/admin

 

You do not have to FTP the install folder btw. This is a method to by pass all of that.

 

Next, I go into phpMySQL and make a new database if I have not done this already, and I import the oscommerce.sql file. Should say 1000 lines added when done.

 

Now, set the chmod settings on the directories:

 

/catalog/pub 777

/catalog/download 775

/catalog/images 777

/catalog/admin/images/graphics 777

/catalog/includes/configure.php 644

/catalog/admin/includes/configure.php 644

 

I make a directory in the admin for backups:

 

/catalog/admin/backups 777

 

Then I use Cpanel or some such program to set a password on my /catalog/admin folder

 

If you uploaded the /catalog/install directory you can delete it.

 

Takes about 10-20 minutes to do this depending on your connection speed.

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Hi Ajeh,

 

you made a great contribution with your "setup guide" in this thread, but there are two very strange things in it. Maybe I'm too new to osCommerce, but basically: WHY do you download a Unix version to a windows system and WHY do you upload php files in Binary format??

 

Is there something I completely missed??

 

I can't even get unzipped the Unix version with Winzip 8.1 on Windows (corrupt download?), and the Windows download version is working fine on my Unix virtual server, except some smaller issues.

 

Can you give some hints please?

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For some of us, old habits are hard to break.

 

I have always downloaded .tar files, unzipped with WinZip, organized things the way I wanted them, then uploaded them to my server in binary.

 

I just double click on the .tar with WinZip 8.1 ... Say No, do not unzip to a temp dir ... click Extract, point to my download directory and it opens the first .tar

 

Then delete the original .tar and double click on the new .tar and say no ... don't help me extract to temp ... then click Extract ... and extract everything to my directory.

 

I have never had a problem extracting the files using it. Maybe einstall WinZip 8.1

 

I like getting the Unix version as that is what's going up on my server, so figure less likelyhood of errors.

 

And as to why Binary? Unix likes it better and things don't get messy and corrupted with characters that Unix doesn't like. :D

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define('USE_PCONNECT', 'false');

if you ever put it true it could crash the system

and your host will not be happy with you

 

my host told me that

 

Depends on what kind of computer you run osC.

If it is a dedicated machine it would be better to put it to 'true'

but on +500 Virtual Host machine it's better to set to 'false'.

 

My post told me that :)

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