I tried to install OpenBiblio on my home pc last night (windows vista), and made it successfully to step 6:
6. Install OpenBiblio
Open a new browser window and type
in the address bar. The installation welcome page opens. Check “install test data” and click on
I got a server error when I try to connect to that site. Is it not possible to install this on a home pc without having server space somewhere? Am I supposed to change "localhost" to something else? Please excuse my ignorance. My programming is mainframe plus a python class.
Thanks in advance,
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yo have to install a web server like Apache
the you will be able to browse openbiblio at localhost
When I followed the instructions to install easy php, it says to click on the icon and make sure that I have green lights for "both apache and php." But, even though apache is green, I have to do a separate install of apache? If I follow the link you sent and execute those instructions, will it matter that I already started installing the other way? (Meaning I'm no longer starting from scratch, so will that mess things up?)
THANKS for your help!
If you had already performed an apache instalation then you haven´t to do it again. What you have to do is check if your firewall or Windows aren´t blocking the port 80 access on your localhost.
But what for sure you have to have working is apache, php and mysql in order to openbiblio works too
What are the versions for MySQL and PHP? Check http://localhost/openbiblio/install/phpinfo.php
Wild guess: there is a known problem with installing on MySQL 5.5 or higher, but that can be fixed
When I click on that link, I get the same error as last night:
Unable to connect
Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost.
* The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
* If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
* If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.
Easyphp is version 18.104.22.168. From the EasyPHP it looks like the apache is 2.2.17 and mySQL is 5.5.10.
MySQL 5.5, then it must be this issue:
If you use PHPMyAdmin to check you will probably see that the OpenBiblio tables are still empty.
Follow the link to the issue to see how to fix the SQL commands. After correcting the files, the install process should finish without errors.
Or try a lower version number for MySQL.
EasyPHP 5.2.10 comes with MySQL 5.1.
I will try these suggestions when I have time this week, and let you know if anything works! Thanks!
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