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    Installation :/

    Hi guys,

    Trying to install the package on the county hosting for a primary school and it keeps basically going round in circles, whilst not creating the config.php. Any reason for this? What am I not doing that I should be. Installed Joomla dozens of times so I assume it's something to do with permissions, as it's not writing the config.php or even looking like it's trying. (No errors though?!?!)

    Forgive my ignorance

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    Gave up in the end with Synetrix's hosting and Joomla.

    Rumour has it if you ring them and ask they'll sort it out for you.

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    Cheers Kim

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    Could you not make it yourself (offline on a test station), then upload the files + database manually.

    Then all you need to do is edit the config file.

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    Potentially yes you could, but in my experience if it fails to install there's normally a pretty good reason and you run the risk of having problems later which would have been reported during the installation. (Most notably versions of particular apps/libs that whilst they may work it may have adverse effects)

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    Quote Originally Posted by apoth0r View Post
    Hi guys,

    Trying to install the package on the county hosting for a primary school and it keeps basically going round in circles, whilst not creating the config.php. Any reason for this? What am I not doing that I should be. Installed Joomla dozens of times so I assume it's something to do with permissions, as it's not writing the config.php or even looking like it's trying. (No errors though?!?!)

    Forgive my ignorance
    Yes I had the same problem with the install not creating the config.php, I just created myself made it writable and went through the install. One thing I will say is test any Mods, Com, Plugins on a local copy of the site first it saves a lot of time doing re installs if you break it.

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    Yeah had the same problem when trying to install into the root folder (httpdocs).
    Now I use a folder so I can change permissions on it then move the site when its ready.

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    I manually created the file too and have Joomla installed in a separate directory.

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    Doesn't seem to matter what I try it still won't let me install it properly

    "No configuration file found and no installation code available. Exiting..." After removing the installation directory, after going through the whole installation process, Joomla even tells me the configuration file is writable at the beginning of the installation.

    Anymore clues as to what I should be doing? I presume I'm going to need some sort of Administrator login for the site, do I contact EMBC regarding this or will the school have the details of this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by apoth0r View Post
    Anymore clues as to what I should be doing? I presume I'm going to need some sort of Administrator login for the site, do I contact EMBC regarding this or will the school have the details of this?
    Not sure exactly what you mean but do you have your login details for PLESK? Is that what you mean?
    Just to show how I installed Joomla on the EMBC webservers:I uploaded the files to a development folder, then logged into PLESK to set the following folders as writable:

    development/
    administrator/backups/
    administrator/components/
    administrator/modules/
    administrator/templates/
    components/
    images/
    images/banners/
    images/stories/
    language/
    media/

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    Quote Originally Posted by apoth0r View Post
    Doesn't seem to matter what I try it still won't let me install it properly

    "No configuration file found and no installation code available. Exiting..." After removing the installation directory, after going through the whole installation process, Joomla even tells me the configuration file is writable at the beginning of the installation.

    Anymore clues as to what I should be doing? I presume I'm going to need some sort of Administrator login for the site, do I contact EMBC regarding this or will the school have the details of this?
    Steve,

    Either get in touch with Synetrix directly or I'll no doubt speak to one of them tonight if you want me to mention it?

    Kim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    Steve,

    Either get in touch with Synetrix directly or I'll no doubt speak to one of them tonight if you want me to mention it?

    Kim.
    Will get back to you Kim, Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Not sure exactly what you mean but do you have your login details for PLESK? Is that what you mean?
    Just to show how I installed Joomla on the EMBC webservers:I uploaded the files to a development folder, then logged into PLESK to set the following folders as writable:

    development/
    administrator/backups/
    administrator/components/
    administrator/modules/
    administrator/templates/
    components/
    images/
    images/banners/
    images/stories/
    language/
    media/
    It's not giving me the permissions to change any permissions is my point and i'm logging in with the main PLESK account for the school, very frustrating

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    Quote Originally Posted by apoth0r View Post
    It's not giving me the permissions to change any permissions is my point and i'm logging in with the main PLESK account for the school, very frustrating
    Right gotcha, yes then a support call is in order to find out why you can't alter permissions.

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    I just phoned them to explain the situation, had the permissions changed for my FTP account that I am using as part of the Joomla installation and it's still not working.
    Absolute pain in the bum!

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