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Talk about being thrown into the deep end . . .


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Hi people,


I am new to the community and have joined for 2 reasons - a. to learn as much as possible about osCommerce and b. after the madness I am in has settled down to see if I can help.


About 10 days ago I started installing osCommerce and was very impressed. However I had to migrate all my web hosting clients from a poorly managed server to a new server I had leased with WHM and cPanel - so I wouldn't have to rely on others. I do have a *nix guru as a friend - he has a full time job however and can only help me erratically or on emergencies. I know enough about linux, php and mysql to be really really dangerous - at breaking everything :)


Anyway to cut a long story short 2 of the sites both have osCommerce and were working on the old server. Now I have to get them working on the new site and I need some help and guidance in doing so as, tbh, there is a lot I don't understand. I have done lookups and prior to the migration I had never used phpmyadmin and I successfully exported and imported some phpNuke sites (personally going to switch to Joomla after all this is over) - so I am on a steep learning curve - with a small brain about to explode. I am rambling - time to set the scene.


Site A - Metro - the site I initially started to setup - 1739 2007-12-20 00:52:16Z (index.php)


Site B - Global - v1.14 2003/02/10 22:30:41 (from /includes/application_bottom.php)

This site is totally osCommerce driven.


Site C - Veg - v 1.1 2003/06/11 17:37:59 (index.php)

This site has phpNuke (successfully migrated with everything intact) and osCommerce (from appearances they have been kept seperate)




Site B - Global


1. I pointed my browser to the site and got the following error

"FATAL ERROR: register_globals is disabled in php.ini, please enable it!"

2 I copied the .htaccess file from Site A and put it in the catalog directory and enabled the IE SSL and

"php_value register_globals 1"

3. Voila! Site came up! Big grin on my face!

4. However, I now have this message and have no idea what to do as I am confused. I know a little about sessions and don't even know if sessions have been set to be handled by MySQL or Cookies (did I get that right?)

"Warning: The sessions directory does not exist: . Sessions will not work until this directory is created."


url is http://www.global-insects.com/


Any advice on what to do next?



Site C - Veg


1. The guy who set it up renamed catalog to shop and it had no .htaccess file in it.

2. Clicking on Shop from the CMS resulted in the now familiar error of

"FATAL ERROR: register_globals is disabled in php.ini, please enable it!"

3. I copied the .htaccess file from Site A and put it in the catalog directory and enabled the IE SSL and

"php_value register_globals 1"

4. The following 2 errors then appeared

4.a "Warning: require(includes/languages/english.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/vegsocor/public_html/shop/includes/application_top.php on line 285"

4.b "Fatal error: require() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'includes/languages/english.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/vegsocor/public_html/shop/includes/application_top.php on line 285"

5. First glance makes me think the errors are related - can't find first - looks for 2nd - can't find that either. And since english.php is in /admin/includes/languages/ - something is wrong with the directory path. I decided to copy /languages/ into /shop (catalog)/includes/

6. Well this overcame those two errors and got me to the initial page but it is now full of errors and I am stumped.


url is http://www.veg-soc.org/shop/index.php


any ideas?



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