Joomla! pre-installation check
I am installing Joomla! 1.5.14 on XAMPP 1.7.1 on my home computer running Ubuntu 9.04
I get to the "Pre-Installation Check" screen in the "Joomla! Web Installer", and I've got several red items on the list.
The items that are red are:
- "configuration.php Writable" (theres a red No, instead of a green Yes)
- "Display Errors" (the recommended is OFF but mine is ON )
- "Register Globals" (the recommended is OFF but mine is ON )
I have no idea of how to rectify these. The first item above is a requirement for Joomla! to work.
For the second and third items it says:
"These are the recommended settings for PHP in order to ensure full compatibility with Joomla!.
Joomla! will still operate even if your settings do not match."
But trust me, I need all the help I can get. So to avoid as many future issues as possible I'd like to change all these things to the recommended settings.
It was suggested by a member of this forum that I do the follwing:
You need to check folder and file permissions and ownership on joomla installation. They should be owned by the apache user (typically www or www-data). -end quote
I entered the following command:
chown -R www-data:www-data /opt/lampp/htdocs/joomla15
f.y.i- "joomla15" is the directory where I put Joomla!
I went and checked the "Pre-Installation Check" screen and there are no changes.
i should tell you that I am a beginner in the realm of PHP, _AMPP, Joomla! etc. Also, I haven't been using Linux very long.