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I have downloaded both the admin and catalog files. I have uploaded them to my server and created the database. Is there an installation script that I am supposed to have? I can not find any installation script in any of the unzipped packages.

 

A littl enlightenment would be greatly appreciated!

 

Thanks,

Mike

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I, for one, can't get that to work... I place the folders within my site folder (hosted elsewhere), follow the included instructions and get a 404 Not Found message.

 

I WAS able to set up phpBB2 on my site, and that is also within the same main site folder.

 

The "install" text file tells us to go to "http://[your site]/catalog/install", well, that doesn't work for me. I know that php/mySQL DOES work for my site, and the files are not set specifically for my discussion boards.

 

How about some better instructions, or even a script that will set 99% of the initial stuff up, where it asks you for a little info (like your site name)?? This is getting rather frustrating, at least for me. Especially when setting up phpBB2 was rather easy/straight forward in it's configuration, installation, and setup.

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I think it's actually

http://[your site]/catalog/install/install.php. That's install instead of index. Also, when you untar.gzip the snapshot you get a folder called catalog, with another folder called catalog inside it, along with some other stuff. Make sure it's the SECOND catalog folder (the one inside the first) that you put in your site folder, not the first. The same for the admin tar.

 

You can also get some documentation for osCommerce from www.oscdox.com.

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Ok, I've moved the correct folders to my sub-domain (for the online store), and have opened up the install file. Only problem is, it's now asking for information that it then doesn't like... This is a first install, not an update, so I'm going that way.

 

The info I used for setting up my phpBB2 boards doesn't work, and it should...

 

This is getting frustrating, luckily I'm online with my hosting support guru.

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Now I'm getting a message telling me:

 

Step 2: osCommerce Configuration

 

The following error has occurred:

 

The configuration files do not exist, or permission levels are not set.

Please perform the following actions:

 

* cd /home/virtual/site25/fst/var/www/html/[my sub-domain]/catalog/includes/

* touch configure.php

* chmod 706 configure.php

 

* cd /home/virtual/site25/fst/var/www/html/[my sub-domain]/catalog/admin//includes/

* touch configure.php

* chmod 706 configure.php

 

If chmod 706 does not work, please try chmod 777.

 

If you are running this installation procedure under a Microsoft Windows environment, try renaming the existing configuration file so a new file can be created.

 

 

WTF does this REALLY mean??? I am on a PowerBook G4 (DVI) running OS X.2. The server this is being configured on ir running Unix/Linux so it's NOT in a windows environment (at all).

 

I don't have much hair left to pull out, so some help would be appreciated.

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This is perfectly normal. It happens every time. All it's saying is that the two configure.php files don't have the proper permissions set, and it's asking you to set them to give the install program access. Just do what it says, set the permissions using chmod.

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Ok, now I just need to set those properly.... Oy vey. Bear with me, I've only been doing this since September of this year. The phpBB2 boards didn't make me go through this, at least I don't remember it.

 

I hope this is the last hurdle that I will happen upon on setting this thing up. I also hope that it will be easy to add and remove products to/from the catalog and such.

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  • 2 months later...

Hi,

 

I'm getting the error message...

 

The configuration files do not exist, or permission levels are not set.

 

Please perform the following actions:

cd /usr/local/psa/home/vhosts/i-supermall.com/httpdocs/catalog/includes/

touch configure.php

chmod 706 configure.php

 

cd /usr/local/psa/home/vhosts/i-supermall.com/httpdocs/catalog/admin//includes/

touch configure.php

chmod 706 configure.php

 

 

I tried chmod 706 and 777 but get the same error message every time. Also notice the double// in the secone error message. admin//includes

 

What do I need to do to get this to install?

 

Thanks!

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I gave up on osCommerce completely... Between all the hassles and the fact that it didn't work the way I needed it to (too difficult to set up let alone too damned ugly to use).

 

I have since moved to x-cart (www.x-cart.com). I paid for the software (free life-time updates, minor and major releases) as well as the $50 to have them install it for me (into the directory I desired). The ONLY problem I had with the x-cart people was the temporal delay. They are in Russia, I'm in the east coast of the US (8 hour time difference).

 

If you have $145 (plus $50 for them to install it, which is OPTIONAL) take a look at their product. The free [future] updates makes the price very reasonable. Especially when other paid-for solutions [typically] only offer minor revision updates, and even then, only for 1 year.

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Thetechpub, for now why don't we assume he's not going to give up at the first difficulty he runs across and try to help him.

 

Njshore, I would suggest doing the install over again and this time be very careful with the slashes. Look at the examples in the install screen. If you don't see a slash after the word in the example, don't put one.

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