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I am new to this oscommerce stuff. I have downloaded the files to my Redhat Linux 8.0 system httpd is on as well as mysqld. I can fetch web pages from my client browser and run simple PHP scripts. All the files have been copied to my public_html directory, So I try to do the install by doing the following




My browser now shows the new install page. So I check the boxes ?Import Catalog Database? and ?Automatic Configuration? then I click continue. Now I see the following form:


Database server




Persistent Connections

Session Storage


The data base server would be the IP addr of my Linux box but I don?t understand the rest. I have not created a user, password or database yet or does this mean the install is going to create these. If I just make up names it fails of course (?Access denied for user ??.?). The install readme file ?INSTALL? says


go to the following address:

http:[your site]/catalog/install


and follow the instructions on the screen.


Does anyone have a more detailed set of instructions on how to get this software up and running. I could use a little help.



Also, my first attempt failed because register_globals in php.ini was not set. After setting it to on the install started to run. When I move working code to my ISP I may not have any say in turning register_globals on. Is this an issue or should I not worry about it for now.



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You have to create the database. osC doesn't have any privileges?to do that.


If you're wondering about your remote host and register_globals drop a file named phpinfo.php with these three lines






in a folder and go to




You can see the status of register_globals somewhere in that list.

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)

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Thanks Alan. That was all it took and my ISP does have globals set to on. Now all I need to do is figure out how to intigrate my own pages into this thing.


Thanks again.

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