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phpbb 3.2 + nginx

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Hi. I'm using the phpbb since 2003.Never ever had any troubles installing it.

Today i've tried to make a clean install of the 3.2 version on nginx server. And as many users i've stumbled at the very first step: the "Install" tab leads you to the /forum/install/app.php/install page which is not exists. After a quick search, i've found at this thread that i have to setup my nginx server in a very special way to even install the forum!

And this is beyond me! Why should i ever change the config of my server to install a forum? Why should i redirect the parameters passed to the app.php via "/install" by hacking into the server configs? What's wrong with plain and simple "app.php?a=install" way which is supported by any server by default? Really guys, you've amazed me today!

And what if the user has no access to the server's config file? Before he could easily install the forum, but now it's impossible in such conditions.

Please, guys, prove me wrong and tell me, that there is still a way to install phpbb on nginx old way without changing the configs of the server. Is there any switch or flag in the config of the forum to use it as usual?

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The answer is:

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See my post: https://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopi ... 81&t=49426

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Re: phpbb 3.2 + nginx

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What can i say... But why?
Isn't a plain passing of parameters via ? good enough these days?

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Very upset after find out that phpBB 3.2 does not support Nginx

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AlexandrBu wrote:
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Very upset after find out that phpBB 3.2 does not support Nginx
It does support it, you just need to configure nginx correctly.
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There are users who have installed phpBB with nginx without any issues so I’d call “server set up”.
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Thank you SiteSplat/Gwyneth Llewelyn, that solution worked for me - I was also getting the problem of clicking the "Install" button and the page was redirecting back on to itself.

I just wanted to re-iterate the answer to get phpBB 3.2 working with Nginx because this topic is one of the first results on Google for that search term, and the code to fix it isn't on this page.

In the /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/ directory, I edited the file for my subdomain and added this (as mentioned over at Area51):

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        location /install/app.php {
                try_files $uri $uri/ /install/app.php?$query_string;
        }
Then I ran sudo service nginx restart for good measure, refreshed the page and the Installer works perfectly.
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If the sample nginx config file provided in the docs/ directory doesn't actually work, please submit a bug ticket.
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Out of the box with the configuration in the docs I think it would be fine, mine was an extreme edge case :)

I was mucking around with installing a 3.2 board on the same Vagrant box as the latest development version. It might be loosely related to http://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3-15400 but because with that Vagrant setup the board is pre-installed and most people wouldn't have any need to go through the installation process there's probably little reason to make an official change. I just wanted to add my thanks to the poster above that his solution did the trick for me :)
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Please can some one tell what can i do with install(upgrade) script of phpBB for it can install and upgrade?
I tried to chnage nginx conf but it does not help, where must be an easy way to make install script work without change web server config

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why are so many people trying to install on this nginx server? I admit, I have no idea what nginx is about. is it a new OS for web servers or what?

why would nginx not work like all the other server setups around the world? are they like godaddy and trying to make everyone conform to their way of how a server should be setup?

I have used a lot of hosting companies over the years, I have had to change mine twice in the last two years. I have never yet run across a hosting company that uses nginx.

call me confused.


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Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:43 pm
why are so many people trying to install on this nginx server?
Because nginx (web server) have some benefits over Apache. DuckDuckGo/Google can help.
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
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why would nginx not work like all the other server setups around the world?
Because it is aimed for power users, and configuration files have their own language.
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
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I have never yet run across a hosting company that uses nginx.
Shared hostings do not offer nginx (not that I'm aware of) because it needs direct interaction with configuration files, so you need access to the server. It's widely used in VPSs and dedicated servers.
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normally stuff aimed at powerusers would not be an issue for normal users, since the normal user wouldn't be trying to use it in the first place.

which begs the question of why do we have so many normal users here having problems setting up a server os that is not for normal users.



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