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VERY fresh install - blank screen

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:31 pm
by mark_l_sanders
Installed PHPBB3 latest.
Downloaded and uploaded contents of Automod root folder, overwriting as necessary using Transmit FTP.
No upload errors.

When I go to <board>/install - completely blank screen; no errors, no code in source. So i try /install/index.php - same (obvs).

This is madness - I've only installed a fresh phpbb3 so i can get auto-mod working, as it refused to install on my production board.

Any idea where the problem might be, please?

Re: VERY fresh install - blank screen

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:36 pm
by KevC
mark_l_sanders wrote:overwriting as necessary using Transmit FTP.
AutoMOD does not overwrite any files.
I've seen a similar problem with that FTP application recently. It should be adding files in to folders, not overwriting them.

I suspect you have some major phpBB files missing.

Does the board itself work?

Re: VERY fresh install - blank screen

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:40 pm
by mark_l_sanders
It didn't no. Even when I renamed 'install'.
I've just deleted the new folders, replaced them with fresh and all ok.

So shall i upload folder contents into correct folders and see what happens? That'll prevent any possbility of an overwrite.

I'll report back in 2 mins.

thx. appreciate your help

Re: VERY fresh install - blank screen

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:45 pm
by mark_l_sanders
SUCCESS.
excellent. thanks for this.
I've now got the big red 'permissions warning'. I guess that's the end of the install so I just need to lose the install folder and i'm good to go.
thx again

mark

Re: VERY fresh install - blank screen

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:53 pm
by KevC
mark_l_sanders wrote:I've now got the big red 'permissions warning'. I guess that's the end of the install so I just need to lose the install folder and i'm good to go.
Yes

Re: VERY fresh install - blank screen

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:06 pm
by Lumpy Burgertushie
i would find out why your ftp is overwriting directories instead of appending to them. I have never had one do this but I have heard it is possible in some strange cases.
usualy what happens is that only files of the same name are overwritten. and directories are never replaced with a new one /overwritten.

at the very least, you should set your ftp to ask you before overwriting.


robert