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blank page after submit during installation (15 posts)

  1. kmack1023
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    After downloading the nightly build and copying it to my web directory (I own the server I'm installing on), I get the configuration page just fine. However, after clicking Submit, it just takes me to a blank page. View Source also yields a blank page.

    I'm running SuSE Linux Enterprise 10. I know apache, php, and mysql are all working.

  2. donncha
    Key Master
    Posted 15 years ago #

    anything in the error log?

  3. kmack1023
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    OK, just got back into the office...where would one find this "error log" of which you speak? I looked all over in my wordpress directory to no avail...is it perhaps not generating one?

    Kevin

  4. amanzi
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    donncha is referring to the apache error logs. these are usually stored here: /var/log or in a subdirectory called apache or apache2

  5. kmack1023
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    aha!
    [Mon Jul 10 14:24:31 2006] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] PHP Notice: Undefined index: action in /srv/www/htdocs/wordpress/index-install.php on line 421

    and the offending line in index-install.php is (first line is 421):

    switch( $_POST[ 'action' ] ) {
    case "step2":
    // get blog username
    // create wp-config.php
    step2();
    // Install Blog!
    include_once('./wp-config.php');
    include_once('./wp-admin/upgrade-functions.php');
    make_db_current_silent();
    populate_options();
    do_htaccess( 'htaccess.dist', '.htaccess', $base, '');
    printheader();
    step3();
    break;

    any ideas?

  6. drmike
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    You're not trying to run index-install.php directly, are you? You just run index.php and let it call index-install.php itself. I'm wondering if you are since it's breaking on that line.

  7. kmack1023
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    nope...I'm going to http://localhost/wordpress/ and it's opening index.php on it's own which in turn (I'm guessing) is executing index-install.php.

  8. donncha
    Key Master
    Posted 15 years ago #

    That's only a warning. You should really use http://localhost.localdomain/ as "localhost" isn't a FQDN and will probably cause problems.

  9. kmack1023
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    only know half of what I'm talking about so you'll have to bear with me...I couldn't figure out how to work in your "localdomain" idea...but what I did do was try the IP address of the server and I still get the same errors...is the IP address considered a FQDN?

  10. donncha
    Key Master
    Posted 15 years ago #

  11. kmack1023
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I went to that post, but I'm trying to do this from the SLES 10 server, not a windows client. Firefox.

  12. drmike
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Hostname script.

    Can't say that it would run on an SuSE box (And I can't find the manual method) but it should work.

    edit: SuSE instructions

  13. donncha
    Key Master
    Posted 15 years ago #

    The hosts file is /etc/hosts on a Linux/Unix box. Same instructions apply.

  14. justicebao
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Check the php max memory in php.ini file and increase it to 32 or 64MB.
    Check the webserver error log for more information

  15. nleo
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Try installing sendmail.
    atp-get install sendmail

    then reconpile your PHP

    and restart apache.

    The process abort if you're PHP can't send a mail.

    It worked for me.
    (conf : debian apache 2.2 PHP 5.2)

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