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installing phpbb forbidden!

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:26 pm
by Trokal
while installing phpbb i got everything right (the change permission and the database creation..)
but when i arrive at advanced settings part and click proceed to next step i get this error:

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Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /phpBB3/install/index.php on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/2.2.9 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.9 OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 mod_perl/2.0.4 Perl/v5.8.8 Server at www.xxxxxxx.com Port 80
why please? :(

Re: installing phpbb forbidden!

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:21 pm
by stevemaury

Re: installing phpbb forbidden!

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:55 am
by Trokal
Dear stevemaury,

same error showed up even though i followed perfectly what's written in the guide, for the second time.
when i arrive at "Configuration file" it tells me: The configuration file has been written. You may now proceed to the next step of the installation.

i don't know why.
then after clicking on proceed to the next step in advanced settings (moving from advanced settings to create database table) i get this error.

i checked the index.php file and it's 644 before and after the error.
while config.php is now 600 (after the error)
and now when trying to enter the forum normally it gives me a general error (sql) which is normal because i wasn't able to create the database table.

thanks for helping!

by the way can we have to phpbb forum for the same domain? like
.com/forum66
&
.com/forum77
with 2 seperate config.php file, one in every forum?

Re: installing phpbb forbidden!

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:38 pm
by Trokal
please any help is appreciated.

Re: installing phpbb forbidden!

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:42 am
by Trokal
bump again, pleasee

Re: installing phpbb forbidden!

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:55 am
by TrZ
Are you sure you did all the permissions correctly?

Double check them again to make sure.

Re: installing phpbb forbidden!

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:28 am
by Peetra
Try 777 while installation, it always works. ;)

Re: installing phpbb forbidden!

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:52 am
by Trokal
i did more then double check! quadruple check... :(

Re: installing phpbb forbidden!

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:58 am
by ameeck
Ask your host if he's running mod_security, sometimes it causes these errors.

Re: installing phpbb forbidden!

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:22 am
by Trokal
ameeck wrote:Ask your host if he's running mod_security, sometimes it causes these errors.
i think they are, should i tell them to disable it?

Re: installing phpbb forbidden!

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:41 pm
by TrZ
Ask them to disable it and see if it sorts the problem out.
If it does, then you know that's the problem.

Re: installing phpbb forbidden!

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:10 pm
by Trokal
i did but it did not help :(
they added this to my .htaccess:

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SecFilterEngine Off
SecFilterScanPOST Off
but still nothing...
my config.php permission is set to 666 but wen i arrive to the "Configuration file" stage and get this message:

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The configuration file has been written. You may now proceed to the next step of the installation.
it becomes 600