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garbled install.php in browser (3 posts)

  1. lefty
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ok, I've been at this for about nine hours straight now, didn't want to come running here without having, at least, tried getting it working on my own.
    But if I don't get some help with this soon, my laptop is prolly gonna get a free ride out my window - woulnd't realy want that happening, since it's now very old...and I might end up hurting someone down on the sidewalk.

    I'll try to be as precise as I possibly can:

    My host is http://www.unoeuro.com, danish provider (i think). My database is already installed and they've provided me with a username and password, database name and so on (they list WordPress as one of the programs they have tested on their servers, so I should be in the clear there).

    (by the way: MySQL 4.0.18-standard-log running on localhost)
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    the (zip) install file, has been unpacked correctly, with the folders and files and so on. Uploaded using SmartFtp to http://www.mysite.com/public_html/blog/ with everything CHMOD'ed as 777.

    the wp-config.php was fed all the info provided by my host (cut'n'paste) and uploaded into the "wp-admin" folder.

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    <?php
    // ** MySQL settings ** //
    define('DB_NAME', 'edotistic_com_db'); // The name of the database
    define

    ('DB_USER', 'edotistic_com'); // Your MySQL username
    define('DB_PASSWORD', '**************'); // ...and password
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value
    .............[and so on]

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    I'm using Opera (but have tried using Firefox and IE with same result), but cannot open the install.php file when in http - I am, however able to force it open via http://ftp...but that's when it's getting strange:

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    wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started. Need more help? We got it. You can create a wp-config.php file through a web interface, but this doesn't work for all server setups. The safest way is to manually create the file."); require_once('../wp-config.php'); require_once('./upgrade-functions.php'); $guessurl = str_replace('/wp-admin/install.php?step=2', '', 'http://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . dirname($_SERVER['PHP_SELF']) ); if (isset($_GET['step'])) $step = $_GET['step']; else $step = 0; ?>

    [Word Press Logo]

    hide_errors(); $installed = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM $wpdb->users"); if ($installed) die(__('

    [Already Installed

    You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first.]

    ')); $wpdb->show_errors(); switch($step) { case 0: ?>

    Welcome to WordPress installation. We’re now going to go through a few steps to get you up and running with the latest in personal publishing platforms. You may want to peruse the ReadMe documentation at your leisure.

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    It then goes on to list step 1 and 2 (on the same page) with more garbled code.

    Since it's telling me that Word Press is already installed, I try going on to step 1 [.../wp-admin/install.php?step=1] but get a 404...in fact every link gives me a 404].

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    As far as I can tell, there's nothing to indicate that it fails to contact my database - but I'm pretty sure that's where the problem is.

    The datebase is running just fine, but there are no tables created, neighter by me nor WP.

    If there would a helpful soul that could help me on a bit, I would be extremely thankful.

  2. Jonathan Landrum
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey there, lefty. Did you save wp-config-sample.php as wp-config.php?
    The values in your config file look fine, to me. Other than a potential misnomer, I can't think of anything else that could be wrong. I new to WordPress, too, but I walked through the same bed of coals. Mine ended up being a mis-typed wp-config.

    ~Jonathan

  3. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Are you sure PHP is running? When you see raw code like that, there is something wrong with PHP...

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