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wp-settings Error? ARGH!

  • Howdy,
    I’m trying to install WordPress, and I’ve modified my wp-config.php (I’ll paste it in below), but when I try to run the install.php, I get this irritating message:
    Fatal error: Failed opening required ‘//wp-settings.php’ (include_path=’.:’) in //wp-config.php on line 59
    I have no idea what it’s talking about or how to fix it. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    The only thing I can think of is that my MySQL server is my URL prefaced with “mysql.” (i.e., http://mysql.richardparent.net) Is this relevant? Here’s my wp-config.php:
    /** WordPress’s config file **/
    /**http://wordpress.org/ **/
    // ** MySQL settings ** //
    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘richard8’); // The name of the database
    define(‘DB_USER’, ‘richard8’); // Your MySQL username
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘password’); // …and password
    define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); // 99% chance you won’t need to change this value
    // Change the prefix if you want to have multiple blogs in a single
    $table_prefix = ‘wp_’; // example: ‘wp_’ or ‘b2’ or ‘mylogin_’
    // Change this to localize WordPress. A corresponding MO file for the
    // chosen language must be installed to wp-includes/languages.
    // For example, install de.mo to wp-includes/languages and set WPLANG to ‘de’
    // to enable German language support.
    define (‘WPLANG’, ”);
    /* Stop editing */
    $server = DB_HOST;
    $loginsql = DB_USER;
    $passsql = DB_PASSWORD;
    $base = DB_NAME;
    define(‘ABSPATH’, dirname(__FILE__).’/’);
    // Get everything else

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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    The double slashes you are seeing in ‘//wp-settings.php’ is due to your hosts installation of PHP.
    Their setup is adding a slash where one should not be.

    Hmm… So, how can I tell WordPress to add another slash?

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    You can’t …. double slashes break things.
    Your host needs to fix their paths for their php installations. For them to do this is very easy – it’s not tricky or expensive, but this isn’t a wordpress problem – I would imagine that other software which uses the same parameters inside php will experience the same errors.
    I would email your host and tell them about the double slash problem, but it isn’t a wp problem, no matter what they might say.

    Will do. Thanks!!

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