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amckay

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Hey folks,

I had a hardware failure and am recovering from it. Unfortunately I lost my GL installation (ironically discovered a few days ago that my backups were not working right, but had not fixed them yet ... doh!) but my DB is OK.

I had been running 1.3.8.sr2 and AFAIK 1.3.8.sr3 has the same DB format, so I'm installing 1.3.8.sr3.

If I am not mistaken, I do not have to run 'install.php', is this right? Or is there something to the install other than DB creation.

Anyway, my problem is that I've edited config.php and also lib-common.php to point to config.php, but when I surf to my page I get a blank page. If I set 'site_enabled' in config.php false, I do get the disabled message, however.

I checked through the FAQ and could not find anything which addresses this. Any idea?

I double and triple checked all my paths.
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Dirk

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Quote by amckay: If I am not mistaken, I do not have to run 'install.php', is this right?

Yep.

Quote by amckay: but when I surf to my page I get a blank page.

Try to get an error message somehow. Set error_reporting, etc. in your php.ini so that they report errors, check your Apache error_log, ... It could be a lot of things, so try to narrow it down this way.

bye, Dirk
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amckay

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Well, I know that apache and PHP are working because geeklog websites that were on a different disk than the one that blew on me are still working.

I'll keep digging ...
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amckay

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Aha, got it!

I went into the db and manually set all my plugins to disabled and now I'm up again!

cheers,
-Alan
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