I have now managed to upload my photos (well, a small sample) and got on with playing with piwigo.
It seems that •PHP: 5.2.9 in Safe Mode with •mysql: 5.0.77 is somewhat primitive and casued me 3 days of aggro.
Does anyone use piwigo with PHP in Safe Mode?
Having changed all the directory attributes / file permissions to 777 I ran install.php and got a blank screen again!
I then copied all the files back to my PC, reset the read-only attribute and recopied via filezilla.
The mySQL stage then worked and I can access Piwigo!
However, although I can create an album, I cannot upload photos.
With the browser method, I get this error:
[prepare_directory] cannot create directory "././upload/2012/05/04"
It seems that I still have attribute / permission problems. Help SVP!
I think I'll sleep on that.
It seems I have a file permissions / access problem.
Each time a new directory is created the process stops with HTTP 500 until I change the permissions, then it happens with the next directory.
Back to the drawing board...
I have started again with piwigo-netinstaller and after the first screen it stops with error HTTP 500.
It has put pwg_files.php, pwg_unzip.php and piwigo-install.zip in my root directory.
Copy of my reply by email (but it's better to use the forum):
plg by email wrote:
2.4.0RC3 is not OK. It is a "test only" version. Use 2.3.4 instead.
The blank screen makes me think about a PHP 5 issue. I need to see the error log to be sure.
I now have mySQL and I still get a blank screen in Internet Explorer when I try to use install.php
Can anyone help me get past this please?
Thanks for your reply. I have asked my ISP Eclipse to add the mySQL database.
How do I restart the process? Do I go to .xxx.com/piwigo or .xxx.com/piwigo/install.php or some other .php?
I confirm you need MySQL. Your MySQL database doesn't need a specific name.
I am completely new to Piwigo but looking forward to using it and migrating from fotopic and Pikfu.
Today I have put the Piwigo installation files on my Eclipse ISP server using ftp and was able to launch install.php in Internet Explorer.
I had one early problem changing the Permissions and Owner/Group for _data but fixed this.
It wrote several files onto my server but then stopped with a blank screen in Internet Explorer.
Is this because I need mySQL implemented on my domain?
Does the mySQL Database have any special name?