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    I always see vBulletin installed www.domain.com/(forumsORsomething) almost anywhere I look.

    Must I install it in a second directory? (i.e. forums)

    Can I installed it in my root directory being that I don't need a welcome page or anything close to that.

  • #2
    Originally posted by DanIAm
    I always see vBulletin installed www.domain.com/(forumsORsomething) almost anywhere I look.

    Must I install it in a second directory? (i.e. forums)

    Can I installed it in my root directory being that I don't need a welcome page or anything close to that.
    Yes, it can be installed in a root directory (I did and it works fine).
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    • #3
      Originally posted by filburt1
      Yes, it can be installed in a root directory (I did and it works fine).
      Thank you, Thank you...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by filburt1
        Yes, it can be installed in a root directory (I did and it works fine).
        Will it not go as smoothly as installing it into a forums sub directory? I've installed vBulletin mutiple times without a single error. When I try to install it into the root directory, it doesn't seem to like that.

        I get everying uploaded via FTP, then go to:
        http://www.mytruedomain.com/admin/install.php

        I click:
        Click here to continue with the next step -->

        Normally the next screen is already populated with the correct information that I entered into the config.php file under the admin folder.

        This time, all boxes were blank and when checking the 'update config.php file' I get an error.

        Warning: Failed opening './db_.php' for inclusion (include_path='') in /www/#/########/htdocs/admin/install.php on line 334

        Fatal error: Cannot instantiate non-existent class: db_sql_vb in /www/#/########/htdocs/admin/install.php on line 336

        # = intentionally removed contents

        Any ideas as to what I am doing wrong?

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        • #5
          You need to make mysql the dbservertype:

          Code:
          // type of database running
          // (only mysql is supported at the moment)
          $dbservertype="mysql";
          Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Steve Machol
            You need to make mysql the dbservertype:

            Code:
            // type of database running
            // (only mysql is supported at the moment)
            $dbservertype="mysql";
            I'm not quite sure what you mean?

            When I check config.php it shows (copy and pasted):

            // type of database running
            // (only mysql is supported at the moment)
            $dbservertype="mysql";

            Isn't this correct?

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            • #7
              Yeah, that's right. However the error would indicate otherwise:

              Warning: Failed opening './db_.php' for inclusion (include_path='')
              Are you sure you're looking at the 'config.php' file in the admin directory? Also make sure that db_mysql.php is in that direcotory as well.

              BTW what are the file permissions on these file?
              Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
              Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

              Steve Machol Photography


              Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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              • #8
                Originally posted by Steve Machol
                Yeah, that's right. However the error would indicate otherwise:

                Are you sure you're looking at the 'config.php' file in the admin directory? Also make sure that db_mysql.php is in that direcotory as well.

                BTW what are the file permissions on these file?
                Thank you for such quick replys thus far BTW...

                This is funny, because I am sure that I am not doing anything different then normal. I did in fact check just to make sure and yes I am dealing with config.php in the admin directory. I did in fact double check that db_mysql.php per your suggestion was in that directory as well.

                I am confused by your question:
                BTW what are the file permissions on these file?

                Are you talking about chmod? I thought we didn't have to do that.

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                • #9
                  Normally you don't. But if there are some strange permissions then it could cause a problem.

                  Fill out a support ticket at:

                  http://www.vbulletin.com/members/support_form.php

                  Be sure to include the login info to your Admin CP and FTP.
                  Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
                  Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

                  Steve Machol Photography


                  Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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                  • #10
                    Son of a Crap!

                    Thanks Sir Machol... Who knew such a little thing as forgetting to remove the .new extention to the config.php could cause such a problem. My apologies for wasting your time, you could have been elsewhere saving the world.

                    Thanks again greatly...
                    Dan

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DanIAm
                      My apologies for wasting your time, you could have been elsewhere saving the world.
                      Not a problem. I was multi-tasking and saving the world with my other hand!
                      Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
                      Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

                      Steve Machol Photography


                      Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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