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@ -113,3 +113,89 @@ $a->config['system']['addon'] = 'js_upload,poormancron';
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If things don't work...
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- If you get the message
"System is currently unavailable. Please try again later"
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Check your database settings. It usually means your database could not
be opened or accessed.
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- 500 Internal Error
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This could be the result of one of our Apache directives not being
supported by your version of Apache. Examine your apache server logs.
You might remove the line "Options -Indexes" from the .htaccess file if
you are using a Windows server as this has been known to cause problems.
Also check your file permissions. Your website and all contents must generally
be world-readable.
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- 400 and 4xx "File not found" errors
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First check your file permissions. Your website and all contents must
generally be world-readable.
Ensure that mod-rewite is installed and working, and that your
.htaccess file is being used. To verify the latter, create a file test.out
containing the word "test" in the top directory of Friendika, make it world
readable and point your web browser to
http://yoursitenamehere.com/test.out
This file should be blocked. You should get a permission denied message.
If you see the word "test" your Apache configuration is not allowing
your .htaccess file to be used (there are rules in this file to block access
to any file with .out at the end, as these are typically used for system logs).
Make certain the .htaccess file exists and is readable by everybody, then
look for the existence of "AllowOverride None" in the Apache server
configuration for your site. This will need to be changed to
"AllowOverride All".
If you do not see the word "test", your .htaccess is working, but it is
likely that mod-rewrite is not installed in your web server or is not working.
On most flavour of Linux,
% a2enmod rewrite
% /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
Consult your hosting provider, experts on your particular Linux
distribution or (if Windows) the provider of your Apache server software if
you need to change either of these and can not figure out how. There is
a lot of help available on the web. Google "mod-rewrite" along with the
name of your operating system distribution or Apache package (if using
Windows).
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- If you are unable to write the file .htconfig.php during installation
due to permissions issues:
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create an empty file with that name and give it world-write permission.
For Linux:
% touch .htconfig.php
% chmod 777 .htconfig.php
Retry the installation. As soon as the database has been created,
******* this is important *********
% chmod 755 .htconfig.php

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