no /index directory within the /ojs directory

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no /index directory within the /ojs directory

Postby ojsed » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:24 am

I'm very new to ojs and trying to install on Go Daddy.
I created a directory: "domain"
Uploaded ojs-2.4.2 after unzipping on my hard drive.
Typed: "domain name/ojs" and anticipated that the installer would launch.
Instead the URL changed to: http://domain
And the page displays this message: "No input file specified"
Go Daddy support explains: "Upon visiting just domain, we are redirected to domain This would indicate that there is a redirect within the installation files that is calling for the /index directory. However, there is no /index directory within the /ojs directory. In which case, you would want to ensure that all the files of your application have been uploaded accordingly to be installed."
I checked the files and the server seems to contain everything that had been unzipped on my hard drive.

Assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: no /index directory within the /ojs directory

Postby asmecher » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:20 am

Hi ojsed,

GoDaddy appears to have broken support for the PATH_INFO CGI variable. See e.g. for a work-around. (This will make your URLs uglier, unfortunately.)

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Re: no /index directory within the /ojs directory

Postby ojsed » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:15 am

Thank you, Alec. This worked. I now see the install screen.

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