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Old 09-16-2003, 01:21 PM   #1
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phpBB2 installation problem

Hi everyone.. I want to install phpBB2 on my server.. I'm running apache2.0.40, php 4.2.2 and MySQL 2.23.56.. So I go to /phpBB2/install/install.php and fill out the information, and when I do install it tells me that "The PHP configuration on your server doesn't support the database type that you chose".. When i go to my phpinfo.php it gives me all the details and all the databases
dbx support enabled
dbx version 1.0.0
supported databases MySQL
Microsoft SQL Server
Oracle 8 (not really)

I don't know what the problem is.. I was wondering if you guys had this problem already and fixed it.. Thanks for any help.
Old 09-16-2003, 05:00 PM   #2
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Your SQL is older than dirt

You might consider updating to at least 3.x I'm currently using 4.0.13 and it's working just fine with that.

Old 09-16-2003, 06:43 PM   #3
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Lol sorry... I put the wrong SQL ver.. I have 3.23.56, well anyways I fixed my problem.. For everyone out there with the problem this is what I did..
rpm -e httpd
rpm -e php

Well.. rpm -e everything that has to do with httpd and php... Then I downloaded httpd-2.0.47.tar and php-4.3.3.tar and installed them and everything was running smooth... So here is the link where i got the info from
Now one more thing... In that link they say to edit your httpd.conf.. in the old apache this file was in /etc/httpd/conf directory.. SO when I was doing locate httpd.conf.. That was the location I was getting which is wrong.. The location for that file in apache 2.0.47 is /usr/local/apache2/conf
Ok after you follow all the instruccion in the manual all you have to do for php to work is paste this line in the httpd.conf

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .phtml

The part about the
LoadModule php4_module libexec/
Was already in the httpd.conf so you do not have to do this.. Well make sure is in there
Bye.. Now I have to figured out some other things..


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