Jump to content
  • Checkout
  • Login
  • Get in touch


The e-commerce.

HELP!!! Installation Trouble!!


Recommended Posts

NEW USER HERE!! Any help is much appreciated.


I have been doing battle for three days now trying to get this installed correctly - Only to reach the same point repeatedly. I have read all of the extremely meager install notes many times and followed them to the letter. I have also scowered these forums for information and followed all the advice. Here is where I am at:


Redhat Linux 7.2 working perfectly

mysql 4.x binary install - working perfectly - all permissions are correct

Apache 1.3.23 binary install - configured and working perfectly

php properly installed and working

ssl is not being used


osCommerce - Not working


Every time I go to the install, fill out the information on the first few pages and hit continue - I get a blank page. Sometimes with the osCommerce banner grapic on top of the page


I have moved catalog and admin to the doc root - no effect

I have renamed admin - no effect

I have edited config.php files - no effect

I have removed and re-installed config.php files - no effect

I have removed the osCommerce file set and re-installed numerous times - no effect

I have changed the entire doc root recursively to be 777 - no effect


I can install the osCommerce database from the command line with out issues but then get dozens of error messages from oscCommerce.


the url it hangs on is: (if not installing the database) http://localhost/catalog/install/install.php?step=7


(If am trying to install the database)



I can see no cantact between osCommerce and mysql and yet I see no error saying that osCommerce can not connect on default mysql port - it just hangs with no error message




Link to comment
Share on other sites



the only thing i can tell you to do is settle down. two days ago i started as a newbie and i got it installed. i basically have no knowledge of any of this stuff except html.


somehow you have to regroup. ask one question at a time.


i have taken a break from oscommerce and will go on the attack again in a few days.


good luck and hang in there.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

You really don't need the install program at all. No one does, it's just to make things easy.


All it does is set values into the configuration file(s) which you already know the answers to.


You've already imported the sample db so just go to the configuation files and have at it.


catalog/includes/configuration.php and then:



Local: Mac OS X 10.5.8 - Apache 2.2/php 5.3.0/MySQL 5.4.10 • Web Servers: Linux

Tools: BBEdit, Coda, Versions (Subversion), Sequel Pro (db management)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Alan,


There are not currently any files that I see called configuration.php. Is there supposed to be? Is this a generated file when you go through a successful run of the web based install?


there are catalog/includes/configure.php

-and- catalog/admin/includes/configuration.php


Is there a sample catalog/includes/configure.php and/or catalog/admin/includes/configure.php with the values filled in?


I am not a php code person and it may help see the syntax used. I have tried several times and can not get anywhere.




Link to comment
Share on other sites

oooops fat fingers!


wrote: -and- catalog/admin/includes/configuration.php


should have been -and- catalog/admin/includes/configure.php



Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm sorry. I'm so used to this stuff I hardly thought.


The catalog/includes/ file IS configure.php


The catalog/admin/includes file IS configure.php



The install program creates no files. Every file exists in the compressed distribution.


All the install program does is change values in these two files and help import the sample db, no more, no less.

Local: Mac OS X 10.5.8 - Apache 2.2/php 5.3.0/MySQL 5.4.10 • Web Servers: Linux

Tools: BBEdit, Coda, Versions (Subversion), Sequel Pro (db management)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I concur the install is not required for you post that your url is localhost B) you know the paths absolute so go to it copy the catalog and admin to where you want and name them what you want, they could be jack and jill it makes no difference as long as you set the correct paths and names in the two configure.php files


the database info depends on whether you entered info into the configuration file for mysql if not try these default


// define our database connection
 define('DB_SERVER', 'localhost'); // eg, localhost - should not be empty for productive servers
 define('DB_SERVER_USERNAME', 'root');
 define('DB_SERVER_PASSWORD', '');
 define('DB_DATABASE', 'whatever you called the database');
 define('USE_PCONNECT', 'false'); // use persistent connections?
 define('STORE_SESSIONS', 'mysql'); // leave empty '' for default handler or set to 'mysql'

No longer giving free advice. Please place deposit in meter slot provided.  Individual: [=] SME: [==] Corporation: [===]
If deposit does not fit one of the slots provided then you are asking too much! :P

Is your Osc dated try Phoenix  raising oscommerce from the ashes.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...