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I have successfully installed OSCommerce a couple of times now and am have hit an error I have never seen before.

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/customxb/public_html/catalog/includes/

touch configure.php

chmod 706 configure.php

cd /home/customxb/public_html/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.


I have tried everything it has suggested and more, anyone know of something else?


Thank you!

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Before strating installation you have to chmod both your catalog and admin/includes/configure.php to 777 and when your installation is done chmod back to 644



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Hey The_Bear...


(Sorry to Hijack this thread!) But could you look at my post http://www.oscommerce.com/forums/index.php?sho...&hl=permissions


I can NOT get osCommerce to stop throwing this "you can write to this file" error. I have several installs, (including one today), but this is a friends site, and don't know if it could be "host" related somehow.


Thanks in advance! :unsure:

Steve K AKA - Knipper -

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