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Installation problems from the get-go

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Re: Installation problems from the get-go

Postby hsandir » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:39 pm

Hi Siavash,

(I didn't see installation page yet and I stick tihs message.) I saw this error message:
DB Error: Table 'db240451381.journals' doesn't exist


smiri wrote:Hi Hakan,

If you have access to your server error_logs, have you checked them to see what the problem is?

Also, you can add the line below to you index.php right after the <?php to see what the problem is.

ini_set('display_errors', E_ALL);

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Re: Installation problems from the get-go

Postby smiri » Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:48 pm

Hi Hakan,

Something doesn't make sense here. If the system isn't installed yet, then it shouldn't be looking for a DB table. Did you run the manual install script from the command line before?

I would suggest deleting all your files, and all you OJs databases and starting again from the beginning. Use a different directory and database names and try it again. If you run into the same problem again, please let me know exactly what you did, step by step so I can see what the problem is.

Try to follow the steps from http://pkp.sfu.ca/support/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2967 where applicable.

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Re: Installation problems from the get-go

Postby asmecher » Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:49 am

Hi Hakan,

Alternately, turning on the "Debug" option in your config.inc.php file will result in more debugging information that might be of some help.

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