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INSTALL tab of ver3.2.1 links to install/app.php/install which does not exist? Why?

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:46 pm
by seberino
Support Request Template
What version of phpBB are you using? phpBB 3.2.1
What is your board's URL? No answer given
Who do you host your board with? Amazon Web Services
How did you install your board? I used the download package from phpBB.com
What is the most recent action performed on your board? Fresh Install
Is registration required to reproduce this issue? No
Do you have any MODs installed? No
Do you have any extensions installed? No
What styles do you currently have installed? No answer given
What language(s) is your board currently using? British English
Which database type/version are you using? MySQL 5
What is your level of experience? Please select your answer
What actions did you take (updating your board; installing a MOD, style or extension; etc.) prior to this problem becoming noticeable? I unzipped the ver3.2.1 source under my root directory and pointed my browser to it.
Please describe your problem. I unzipped phpBB-3.2.1.zip and put the new directory on my server.

I went to the public URL of the directory and tried to click on the INSTALL tab.

It appears to want to go to <directory URL>/install/app.php/install but that does not exist?

When I list the directory contents of the install directory, I see the app.php but not a nested install directory....

% ls install
./ app.php convertors/ phpbbcli.php schemas/
../ convert/ index.html phpinfo.php startup.php

Is this somehow my fault or is there something else going on?

Re: INSTALL tab of ver3.2.1 links to install/app.php/install which does not exist? Why?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:22 am
by Elias
How did you upload your files?

Re: INSTALL tab of ver3.2.1 links to install/app.php/install which does not exist? Why?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:41 am
by seberino
Elias wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:22 am
How did you upload your files?
Thanks for asking. I just unzipped the ver3.2.1 package and moved it to the public folder.

Here is what I just did again to confirm I'm not crazy...

% unzip phpBB-3.2.1.zip

....lots of output....

% ls phpBB3/install

./ app.php convertors/ phpbbcli.php schemas/
../ convert/ index.html phpinfo.php startup.php

Is that wrong?

When I surf to the folder it tries to reach a URL ending with app.php/install which makes no sense.

cs

Re: INSTALL tab of ver3.2.1 links to install/app.php/install which does not exist? Why?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:18 am
by seberino
FWIW I just tried 3.1 source and it does NOT have the same problem.

Re: INSTALL tab of ver3.2.1 links to install/app.php/install which does not exist? Why?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:35 am
by janus_zonstraal
You have to unzip the file on your pc and than upload them to your server with a ftp program like "filezilla"

Re: INSTALL tab of ver3.2.1 links to install/app.php/install which does not exist? Why?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:34 pm
by seberino
janus_zonstraal wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:35 am
You have to unzip the file on your pc and than upload them to your server with a ftp program like "filezilla"
Yes but that won’t fix the directory structure that’s incompatible with the install link.

Re: INSTALL tab of ver3.2.1 links to install/app.php/install which does not exist? Why?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:25 pm
by Mick
Unzipping on ther server most often causes issues with directory structure. Unzipping on the PC and uploading via FTP maintains the directory structure.

Re: INSTALL tab of ver3.2.1 links to install/app.php/install which does not exist? Why?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:50 pm
by seberino
Mick wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:25 pm
Unzipping on ther server most often causes issues with directory structure. Unzipping on the PC and uploading via FTP maintains the directory structure.
Wow thanks. Mind blown. Had no idea there could be a difference. I’ll try that then.

Re: INSTALL tab of ver3.2.1 links to install/app.php/install which does not exist? Why?

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:20 am
by seberino
seberino wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:50 pm
Mick wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:25 pm
Unzipping on ther server most often causes issues with directory structure. Unzipping on the PC and uploading via FTP maintains the directory structure.
Wow thanks. Mind blown. Had no idea there could be a difference. I’ll try that then.
Actually I unzipped it on a Windows 10 laptop and had the same issues after all. That didn't solve the problem.