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Installing to local Mac


  • YellowSwordfish
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    @yellowswordfish

    I am trying to install bbPress to my local Mac into a subfolder of my test WP installation which has been set up and working for over a year now.

    This means my url is not an ‘www.example.com’ address but a 127.0.0.1 (or, in my case, my local network IP which works just as well). So I have set up config.php with this address. and the path as ‘/forum/’.

    When then trying to run the install script however, it just takes me to a comletely blank page. (A similar problem was raised here: http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/143?replies=1 but received no reply).

    Does anyone have any ideas what this points to?

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  • Is there any indications that any of http://127.0.0.1/forum/ is readable? Just to be clear as well, http://127.0.0.1/forum/bb-admin/install.php is the address you are trying to reach or just going to http://127.0.0.1/forum/index.php to get redirected.

    Trent


    YellowSwordfish
    Member

    @yellowswordfish

    I’m not sure how to tell whether it’s readable? If, for example, I drop a phpinfo script into the ‘forum’ folder then I can display that OK – as I can the image in the forum/bb-images folder.

    And yes – I am attempting to run the /forum/bb-admin/install/php script. For the record, trying index.php gives the same blank screen.

    Puzzling! As I say my WP test site has been running successfully for a long time as has a local copy of Gallery2.

    Kinda shooting in the dark here, but will it install as http://localhost/forum/bb-admin/install.php ?

    I am not sure if bbPress has to be installed with a fully qualified domain name or not.

    Maybe check out this thread as well in your search.

    http://mu.wordpress.org/forums/topic.php?id=1426&replies=13

    (I know it is MU WordPress, but same principle may apply)

    Trent


    YellowSwordfish
    Member

    @yellowswordfish

    Apologies for the delay – I was called away.

    Coming up blank here. Tried it with localhost and then also tried it defining a virtual host (which is where I have wpmu set up as it happens) and still the same result.

    I’ll take another bash at this tomorrow but I’m out of ideas…

    What are you installed on? WAMPP or something else?

    Trent


    YellowSwordfish
    Member

    @yellowswordfish

    Mac OSX – Apache 1.3.33 – PHP 5.1.4 – MySQL 5.0.20a-standard

    Was about to take a look at the install script..!


    YellowSwordfish
    Member

    @yellowswordfish

    OK sorted it out and yes – as you guessed it was my fault! As usual :)

    I’d pasted the Akismet key into config.php but because it previously defaulted to false I ommited to add quotes around it which it needed. Add the quotes and it installed.

    I’m probably not the first with this one and almost certainly wont be the last!

    Thanks for your time and effort.

    Another lesson I shall not forget….akismet configuration!

    Good to see it works!

    Trent


    YellowSwordfish
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    @yellowswordfish

    By the way – just to note it somewhere – the topic level RSS feed on this forum doesn’t appear to work at all.

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