Thanks for the reply. It seems it's not so much about XP or Vista but what happens on the server side and how GoDaddy handles MySQL 5. An especially important document, somewhat buried in the site, is the following: http://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/README
. I followed as closely as possible the instructions there as well as the instructions regarding GoDaddy's MySQL 5 in viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3119&p=12448#p12448
to no avail so far. Obviously, I'm doing something wrong.
I'd like to review, if you don't mind, the steps. Would be great if you can let me know what I might be doing wrong.
1. I downloaded and unzipped the ojs package. Then I uploaded it to my site hosted by GoDaddy. I realize an error might have occurred by not uploading every single file needed. I did my best to double check and so far everything looks good in that respect.
2. As required, I used CHMOD to make the file 'config.inc.php' as well as folders 'public' and 'cache' (with the folders it contains) writable.
3. Then, I modified the part of file 'config.inc.php' containing the database settings
driver = mysql
host = [link to GoDaddy MySQL 5]
username = zzitronweiss [name of my GoDaddy MySQL 5 library]
password = [GoDaddy's MySQL 5 password]
name = zzitronweiss [name of GoDaddy MySQL 5 library]
also, I set 'disable_path_info' to On and replaced the corrected 'config.inc.php' in the ojs folder residing on GoDaddy server (my site).
4. I thought I was ready now to start the installation so I directed the browser to
and got the following instead:
(mysql): SELECT * FROM journals WHERE path = 'ojs' 1146: Table 'zzitronweiss.journals' doesn't exist
ADOConnection._Execute(SELECT * FROM journals WHERE path = 'ojs') % line 845, file: adodb.inc.php
ADOConnection.Execute(SELECT * FROM journals WHERE path = ?, Array) % line 67, file: DAO.inc.php
DAO.retrieve(SELECT * FROM journals WHERE path = ?, ojs) % line 50, file: JournalDAO.inc.php
JournalDAO.getJournalByPath(ojs) % line 422, file: Request.inc.php
Request.getJournal() % line 166, file: XMLGalleyPlugin.inc.php
DB Error: Table 'zzitronweiss.journals' doesn't exist
At this point I have no clue as to what might have gone wrong. If what I'm doing is correct (provided all the ojs files are properly uploaded, as I think they are), there may be something peculiar about the GoDaddy's MySQL 5. First, however, I have to be sure that the above steps are the correct ones.