Ok, first of all: I DID spend about 4 hours on this board trying to find a solution to my problem by looking through the threads without luck ... perhaps it has been posted somewhere and perhaps there is even a solution burried in the threads , but then perhaps its a problem that hasnt occured before
I am trying to install the phpBB2 RC4 on my local network on a Linux OS with Apache Webserver, MySQL and PHP installed. Right now phpBB1.4 is running there with no problems at all.
I made a new directory, copied all the files in there and set all rights correctly. When I open the location in my webbrowser I get the following error:
Parse error: parse error in ./common.php on line 111
Line 111 in common.php is:
@include ($phpbb_root_path . 'config.'.$phpEx);
Searching through the board I found a post saying to add a line into the extensions.inc file with the absolute path to the forum added ... so thats what I did. The forum is located in : usr/local/httpd/htdocs/phpBB2/ so the line I added reads:
$phpbb_root_path = 'usr/local/httpd/htdocs/phpBB2/';
When I open the location in my webbrowser (the address for the browser is: http://intranet/phpBB2
and resolves to the path I mentioned above) I get the following error message:
Warning: Failed opening 'usr/local/httpd/htdocs/phpBB2/common.php' for inclusion in /usr/local/httpd/htdocs/phpBB2/index.php on line 26
Fatal error: Call to unsupported or undefined function session_pagestart() in /usr/local/httpd/htdocs/phpBB2/index.php on line 31
As you can see the path in the warning is exactly the path to the file. I can write that exact path in a command line and open the file from anywhere on the system. I even tried to add a / in front of usr which didnt work either. As I said, all rights are set correctly too.
Anyone have any ideas how to fix this problem? I ran out of clues....