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  • I’m trying to install this nice piece of software, but having trouble with it… Namely, a blank screen (empty HTML), when going to the /blog/index.php page… =(
    Have checked out prevous posts, but none of them have actually helped me…
    I’m running Debian Linux unstable with PHP 4.3.9 with php4-mysql module installed, Apache 1.3.31 with mod_rewrite installed and enabled, MySql 4.0.21, up and running (PHPMyAdmin had no problems connecting to it). I have double-checked everything. And, my browser of choice is the recommended Mozilla Firefox v0.9.3.
    What could be the problem, I’m wondering?.. =/

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  • Mmh, is there anything in your logs ? Ho, and did you run the installation first ?

    What logs specifically? Apache’s error.log doesn’t show anything on WordPress. I followed whatever was in the “5-minute install” on WordPress Wiki. Created a blank database, edited wp-config.php accordingly (I did similar things million times, triple-checked everything there already, it’s all OK). This should have done the trick, didn’t it?
    /wp-admin/install.php shows same dull “white bears and Antarctic ice” page. Even tried it with telnet, it’s completely empty, in terms of code… No HTML at all!

    GET /wordpress/ HTTP/1.0
    Host: tomato.dyn.ee
    HTTP/1.1 200 OK
    Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2004 20:13:10 GMT
    Server: Apache/1.3.31 (Debian GNU/Linux) PHP/4.3.9-1
    X-Powered-By: PHP/4.3.9-1
    Connection: close
    Content-Type: text/html
    Connection closed by foreign host.

    I would be happier, if it would say something sensible, instead of dying silently! It’s spooky! =/

    Hey, I am not a paid-full-time-helpline, you know >_<
    For your case:
    a) silly question, but… are you sure PHP is interpreted by your server ?
    b) Could the install file be corrupted ?
    c) Could something be wrong when it links to the DB ?

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