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?
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.
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...
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.
Last edited by Tadjio (2012-05-04 02:26:54)
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?