Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Fresh install - "Error - Could not open frontend config file."

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Fresh install - "Error - Could not open frontend config file."

    Hi, I'm getting this error when doing a fresh install of vB 5.1.

    "Error - Could not open frontend config file."

    I get to the install page fine, but I get landed with the above error after I have filled in the form and click create files. It happens on '/core/install/makeconfig.php5'.

    When I try it a second time, using the same database, it has "Warning : Backend already built" in red.

    Host info :
    Debian
    MySQL 5.0.92
    PHP 5.8.8

    My Info :
    OSX
    Filezilla
    Last edited by alex.smart; Sat 19th Apr '14, 6:34am.

  • #2
    There is a file in the root folder called config.php.bkp.

    Have you renamed this to just config.php?

    If you don't do this, you will get the error you describe.
    MARK.B | vBULLETIN SUPPORT

    TalkNewsUK - My vBulletin 5.5.6 Demo
    AdminAmmo - My Cloud Demo

    Comment


    • alex.smart
      alex.smart commented
      Editing a comment
      Yes, its renamed.
      I've also tried manually to fill in the other config.php, seen as the error was on the makeconfig.php page, but to no avail. It still goes to makeconfig.php with the error.
      I've tried changing permissions to 722 (or 755, whatever it is) but that made no difference either (I never had this problem with vB 5.05, which was relatively quick and painless).

      I'm using the php5 version, btw.

  • #3
    Many apologies.

    MySQL : 5.5.32
    PhP : 5.3.13

    Comment


    • #4
      Probably going to need to look at your set up.

      Please send a support ticket with the following information:
      Site URL
      FTP access credentials
      http://www.vbulletin.com/go/techsupport
      MARK.B | vBULLETIN SUPPORT

      TalkNewsUK - My vBulletin 5.5.6 Demo
      AdminAmmo - My Cloud Demo

      Comment


      • #5
        Ticket id : 1257733

        Comment


        • #6
          Thanks, I've picked this up and will follow up in the ticket, then we can report back here once we've established the cause and fix.
          MARK.B | vBULLETIN SUPPORT

          TalkNewsUK - My vBulletin 5.5.6 Demo
          AdminAmmo - My Cloud Demo

          Comment


          • #7
            Database credentials, in the end.
            MARK.B | vBULLETIN SUPPORT

            TalkNewsUK - My vBulletin 5.5.6 Demo
            AdminAmmo - My Cloud Demo

            Comment


            • #8
              I must admit, the php5/mysqli combination on 5.1 is extremely responsive compared to .05. Theres none of the sluggish responses anymore at all. The admincp is much more intuitive, seems like a great leap, nice work devs!
              Last edited by alex.smart; Mon 21st Apr '14, 3:40pm. Reason: Started another thread.

              Comment

              Related Topics

              Collapse

              Working...
              X