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intranet

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I have tried many times to install this plugin with no luck, and no error messages in the log Frown


I create the directories as needed:

mkdir /var/www/htdocs/geek/filemgmt
mkdir /var/www/htdocs/geek/admin/plugins/filemgmt

Copied the appropriate files to those locations ( i think ):
/var/www/Include/plugins/filemgmt/public_html# cp -a * /var/www/htdocs/geek/filemgmt/

/var/www/Include/plugins/filemgmt/admin# cp -a * /var/www/htdocs/geek/admin/plugins/filemgmt/

when I run http://mysite/geek/admin/plugins/filemgmt/install.php

I get a most blank white page with this in near the top:
_TAKINGBACK

_IFNOTRELOAD

Then it reloads the page I went there from. I am logged in as Admin when trying to load the install.php.

Once it returns to the page I had been on nothing has changed. Not even the number of plugins.

Can anyone please help me out? I am using GL from the CVS just downloaded and installed today. Other plugins I have installed have worked properly.

Thanks for your help!

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intranet

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Here is a list of the files and permissions:

root@12:/var/www/htdocs/geek/filemgmt# ls -la
total 63
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 360 Nov 3 13:38 ./
drwxr-xr-x 12 root root 808 Nov 3 13:37 ../
-rwxr-xr-- 1 80 80 4054 Sep 25 2002 brokenfile.php*
-rwxr-xr-- 1 80 80 4966 Sep 25 2002 downloadhistory.php*
drwxr-xr-- 2 80 80 840 Sep 29 2002 images/
drwxr-xr-- 2 80 80 248 Sep 30 2002 include/
-rwxr-xr-- 1 80 80 7972 Sep 25 2002 index.php*
-rwxr-xr-- 1 80 80 6163 Sep 29 2002 ratefile.php*
-rwxr-xr-- 1 80 80 4869 Sep 25 2002 singlefile.php*
-rwxr-xr-- 1 80 80 10165 Sep 29 2002 submit.php*
-rwxr-xr-- 1 80 80 7900 Sep 25 2002 viewcat.php*
-rwxr-xr-- 1 80 80 3403 Sep 25 2002 visit.php*


root@12:/var/www/htdocs/geek/admin/plugins/filemgmt# ls -la
total 97
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 144 Nov 3 13:39 ./
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 152 Nov 3 13:38 ../
-rwxr-xr-- 1 80 80 67826 Sep 27 2002 index.php*
-rwxr-xr-- 1 80 80 20743 Sep 30 2002 install.php*
-rwxr-xr-- 1 80 80 2763 Sep 25 2002 upgrade_v1.0.php*
root@12:/var/www/htdocs/geek/admin/plugins/filemgmt#


root@12:/var/www/Include/plugins/filemgmt# ls -la
total 371
drwxr-xr-- 5 80 80 344 Sep 30 2002 ./
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 416 Nov 3 13:35 ../
-rwxr-xr-- 1 80 80 5589 Sep 29 2002 README_FIRST.txt*
drwxr-xr-- 2 80 80 144 Sep 29 2002 admin/
-rwxr-xr-- 1 80 80 830 Sep 26 2002 config.php*
drwxr-xr-- 2 80 80 216 Sep 29 2002 custom/
-rwxr-xr-- 1 80 80 840 Sep 30 2002 filemgmt.php*
-rwxr-xr-- 1 80 80 18300 Sep 25 2002 functions.inc*
-rwxr-xr-- 1 80 80 3535 Aug 24 2002 install.cfg*
-rwxr-xr-- 1 80 80 313021 Sep 30 2002 install_doc.html*
-rwxr-xr-- 1 80 80 16479 Sep 29 2002 lang.php*
drwxr-xr-- 4 80 80 360 Sep 29 2002 public_html/
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Blaine

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The install will log what it is doing and any errors to the GL error.log file. Check there for any messages.
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intranet

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I apologize for an incredibly stupid error on my part, the log could not be written to.

With that fixed I received this msg:

root@12:/var/www/Include/logs# less error.log
*** dummy entry ***
Tue Nov 4 12:27:03 2003 - Filemgmt Plugin Install Script executing
Tue Nov 4 12:27:03 2003 - Plugin not enabled, De-Install initiating
Tue Nov 4 12:27:03 2003 - Plugin de-install, Nothing to do. Check your plugin install.cfg settings



I have not changed anything in the install.cfg , was I supposed to ?
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intranet

Anonymous
I just tried changing this setting, in case it was a partial install, but received the same msg in error.log and the same result.

// Set to true to remove the vars record that is inserted after a previous inst$
// Should not be needed unless you have some partial install situation
$filemgmt_forceInstall = true; // normal setting is false
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intranet

Anonymous
Is there something I can do to initiate a completely fresh install?

I really don't understand what the problem is, and I am following the instructions as stated in the html. This plugin is very important to my site, but it seems no matter what I try I get the same error msg and the same result.

Perhaps it is a permissions problem, but I have given the files the same permissions as my other GL plugins as recommended in the html.

Thanks for your help!
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Normally, you should be able to de-install from the Plugin Editor.

Admin Menu -> Plugins
Click on number by plugin to edit
Delete
Delete a second time will be prompted to confirm
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That will delete all the plugin tables.
Sometimes a record in the vars table is left behind - you can safely delete that if need.
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You should not need to change anything in the install.cfg. This was one as one of my first plugins and I had added more configurable options (advanced) for the install script but you really should not need these.



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intranet

Anonymous
I am terribly sorry to keep bothering you , I do really appreciate all your help.

The plugin doesn't appear in the Plugins menu. Actually , after I get the message I mentioned above
" get a most blank white page with this in near the top:
_TAKINGBACK

_IFNOTRELOAD

Then it reloads the page I went there from. "

It goes back to the original page and there is no change at all. I have not seen any of the messages that are in the script either ( I looked over the script for messages it would put out upon success ) , none of the messages appear at all. Just the strange one above.

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but where might I edit the vars table ? I don't want to edit the wrong thing.

Thanks again!
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intranet

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I looked through the database and found a vars table that contained this:

mysql> select * from gl_vars;
+--------------------+-------+
| name | value |
+--------------------+-------+
| totalhits | 180 |
| lastemailedstories | |
| rdf_sids | |
| forum_admin | 15 |
+--------------------+-------+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)

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intranet

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If it would help I took a screenshot of the page I get while running the install.php script.
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Blaine

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Are you still getting the original error?

Did you delete the plugin and re-install ?

You can delete that vars records for filemgmt - these are only temporary records used during the install process.
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mysql> select * from gl_vars;
+--------------------+-------+
| name | value |
+--------------------+-------+
| totalhits | 180 |
| lastemailedstories | |
| rdf_sids | |
| forum_admin | 15 |
+--------------------+-------+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)



Is rdf_sids the table I should delete from above? Or are the vars for filemgmt in a different location?

I have deleted all folders / files and reinstalled, but still have the same result with the mostly white page and the same error in the logs.


Sat Nov 8 08:33:17 2003 - Filemgmt Plugin Install Script executing
Sat Nov 8 08:33:17 2003 - Plugin not enabled, De-Install initiating
Sat Nov 8 08:33:17 2003 - Plugin de-install, Nothing to do. Check your plugin install.cfg settings

I also still don't have filemgmt showing up in the plugins list. Is there a way I can check the database to see if any entries have been made ? Maybe as a "progress report" to see how far , if at all , the install is getting. Or is it failing to start at all as per the error log?




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# Plug-in Name Plug-in Version Geeklog Version Enabled
1 staticpages 1.3 1.3.8 Yes
2 forum 2.0 1.3.7 Yes


I also noticed that although I have the toolbox plugin installed, it doesn't appear in the list. I did create the block for it though and it appears to be working.
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