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Fatal error: During Installation

  • Changed my config information & followed the steps at DevLounge

    Now when i try to go to the install page @

    I get this error :

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function: __() in /home/the3eco/public_html/home/bbpress/bb-includes/

    default-filters.php on line 81

    This is line 81 :

    bb_register_view( ‘no-replies’, __(‘Topics with no replies’), array( ‘post_count’ => 1 ) );

    Anyone have any advice on what i should do ?

    Many thanks in advance :)

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  • As discussed in this post

    Comma’ing out lines 81 & 82 seems to do the trick. (i hope)

    But now i get 5 new Errors

    As follows:

    Warning: constant() [function.constant]: Couldn’t find constant BBDB_NAME in /home/the3eco/public_html/home/bbpress/bb-includes/db.php on line 58

    Warning: constant() [function.constant]: Couldn’t find constant BBDB_USER in /home/the3eco/public_html/home/bbpress/bb-includes/db.php on line 59

    Warning: constant() [function.constant]: Couldn’t find constant BBDB_PASSWORD in /home/the3eco/public_html/home/bbpress/bb-includes/db.php on line 60

    Warning: mysql_get_server_info() [function.mysql-get-server-info]: Access denied for user ‘nobody’@’localhost’ (using password: NO) in /home/the3eco/public_html/home/bbpress/bb-includes/db.php on line 73

    Warning: mysql_get_server_info() [function.mysql-get-server-info]: A link to the server could not be established in /home/the3eco/public_html/home/bbpress/bb-includes/db.php on line 73

    Cannot select DB.

    Not sure if everyone has this much trouble installing bbpress but its becoming a pain, I’m sure the information i entered in my config is correct as i just copied and pasted from the wp-config file. Don’t understand how i could have done it wrong.

    Anyway if anyone can help it would be much appreciated.


    Did you replace BBDB_NAME with DB_NAME in config.php?

    Yes i’ve changed it back now and its all working fine just completed the install. :)

    Only thing now is that i can’t seem to post or read the test posts that are already there.

    It’s saying :

    The requested URL /home/bbpress/topic/1 was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    When i click on: your first topic

    Or when i try to post a new topic

    Any ideas ?

    Correction I can post topics I just can’t view any. But it does show the new topics I’ve made. But doesn’t let me view them ?



    That sounds like a permalinks issue. If you change the mod_rewrite line to false in your config.php, and it works, then you know pretty permalinks are messing things up.

    Should look like this when you’re done:

    $bb->mod_rewrite = false;

    If things work after that, then you can figure out what about your configuration is not allowing the permalinks to work.

    Fantastic now it works thanks for the advice!

    Hey this may sound like a dumb question but what are permalinks ?

    Does it matter that the Permalinks wont work ?

    Thanks again :)

    Have you followed the steps of How do I get Pretty Permalinks working??

    I haven’t tried that yet no, what are permalinks tho ? let alone pretty ones ?

    Permalinks are a fixed URL for accessing the same resource. for example is _not_ a permalink because page 2 will probably change and #post-214 may no longer be on it. _is_ a permalink because post 214 will always be at /blog/?p=214. Pretty permalinks are permalinks that don’t look dynamic: no ?, = or & in there. It looks like a bunch of directories. For example, instead of /blog/?page=2 you’d have /blog/page/2, instead of /blog/?p=214 you’d have /blog/post/214 or even /blog/2006/11/24/why-my-kittens-suck.



    What’s the difference between pretty permalinks and slugs then?

    The slug is why-my-kittens-suck.

    Slugs are used in pretty permalinks. That bb has two conventions, 1 and slugs, means nothing; they’re just used to denote the difference between using the topic id and the topic name in the url.



    Sorry, still confused. From config.php:

    // Set to true if you want pretty permalinks, set to 'slugs' if you want to use slug based pretty permalinks.

    So, true, false and 'slugs' are all valid. Can you show an example of a slug based permalink vs. just a pretty permalink? I understand false pretty well since that’s what my forum uses.


    pretty permalink


    slug-based pretty permalink




    Thanks (I’m with you on the DIE Comic Sans DIE, as well.)

    I never used the comic sans in the end :)

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