Wampserver2.0i Install of C5.4.1 on WinXP - Success!

Successful installation of C5.4.1 on WinXP follows:

Download Wampserver2.0i and execute it to install to the default directory c:/wamp


Wampserver2.0i installed fine to default c:/wamp as follows.

After download and installation, then start the WampServer. An icon will appear in the quick menu bar.

From Quicklaunch picked phpMyAdmin then "Privileges".
Found "root" "localhost" "no" "all priviledges" ... and picked the icon at the end to put in a password.

Exited Wampserver from the Quicklaunch.

Then went to c:/wamp/apps/phpmyadmin3.2.0.1 and found config.inc.php and brought that file up in my editor
At line: $cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] = 'password'; put the password. Save file. Turn on Wampserver and check for phpMyAdmin access. Exit Wampserver.

Then download Wampserver update for PHP 5.2.9-2 and install. See why herehttp://www.concrete5.org/community/forums/installation/installing_c...

Turn on Wampserver and check phpMyAdmin access.
Extract Concrete5 to a folder. Rename the Concrete5.4.1 folder to "concrete".

Then move that same folder to "c:wamp\www\...
I now have the following path:
C:\wamp\www\concrete\concrete\ with folders for "blocks", "config", "controllers" etc.

Is this correct? (yes this path works - see below)

I have not yet tried to "Install" Concrete as in
Where the instructions are: Puthttp://localhost/concrete in your browser. You will be greeted with the installer.


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fcgleason replied on at Permalink Reply
That path must be correct because I just tried
http://localhost/concrete in my browser and was greeted with the installer form.

The problem now seems to be that the "Testing of required items" has green checks on everything except the last item:

"Web Server Access to Files and Configuration Directories
The config/, packages/ and files/ directories must be writable by your web server.

Along with a note below that says:
You must chmod 755 concrete/libraries/3rdparty/htmldiff.py and disable PHP safe mode.

Also across the the top is a red note that says:
"Your packages directory packages/ does not appear to be writable by the web server."

I think they are related problems. I have tried Cuteftp (also later tried Filezilla and Filezilla Server -Server has file and director settings but I was unable to fix this problem using it)to CHMOD, the directories, but this is a windows machine and it does not seem to work that way. I need to get access to Read write settings somehow... Also I need to disable PHP safe mode before "install" concrete - how? Do I need to disable safe mode on a single directory or what? The PHP Docs say this feature has been depricated and is not encouraged!

Any help would be appreciated, so I can finish the install of concrete.

fcgleason replied on at Permalink Reply
I have done a search on forums for

"chmod 755 concrete/libraries/3rdparty/htmldiff.py and disable PHP safe mode"

There is a big report for this query:

With many different answers. Some say it doesnt matter, others have experiences that indicate that it does matter.

I've tried the install again and now the form has the same test failures, and I cannot fill the entry form! So it does matter I guess.
This is under WindowsXP Pro. Can anyone help?
fcgleason replied on at Permalink Reply
Here is one experience using SSH, which I thought was for remote servers, which I have not done yet.


I've tried using Putty andhttp://localhost/ andhttp://localhost/concrete/ and and it comes up with an error.