Dummies Guide to phpbb install from a Mac

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Dummies Guide to phpbb install from a Mac

Post by aplmicro » Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:42 pm

OK, I almost did it. I downloaded the phpbb2 software and uploaded it to my public.html folder on my server. When I direct my browser to the phpbb2 directory (at my domain) I am getting the message: Forbidden You don't have permission to access /phpBB2/index.php on this server.

I happen to be using a Mac, but I do not really think that matters. So what is it? :roll:

Wish there was a dummies guide for people like me. One that is easy to find.

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Post by AlleyKat » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:41 am

Hmm either you're pointing your browser to the wrong location (remember small and big letters aren't the same thing on a *nix), or it could be a server setup problem. Try placing a test html file in the folder and find that in your browser first, so you know you're in the right folder and everything.

Check out the sections of Support for guides.

It shouldn't matter in the least that you're on Mac. I think an FTP client is an FTP client, pretty much no matter the OS.
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Post by KevC » Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:24 am

Yeah FTP is FTP, it shouldn't make any odds on the OS. Iupload stuff from my mac at work just the same as my pc from home.

Is the mac a server too? I install phpbb on my works mac using MAMP and it worked fine once I'd realised the phpbb folder had to go into the htaccess directory and not the public_html one.
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Post by ultima-daver » Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:26 am

u should just make it 666 or rw-rw-rw

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Post by AlleyKat » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:49 pm

ultima-daver wrote: u should just make it 666 or rw-rw-rw
Hmm? How would the script be run with no execute rights? :o

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Re: Dummies Guide to phpbb install from a Mac

Post by ~AJK~ » Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:12 pm

aplmicro wrote: OK, I almost did it. I downloaded the phpbb2 software and uploaded it to my public.html folder on my server. When I direct my browser to the phpbb2 directory (at my domain) I am getting the message: Forbidden You don't have permission to access /phpBB2/index.php on this server.

I happen to be using a Mac, but I do not really think that matters. So what is it? :roll:

Wish there was a dummies guide for people like me. One that is easy to find.

Andy
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