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Problem getting PS3 and XAMPP working

Thread began 2/23/2010 2:36 pm by mrs | Last modified 2/24/2010 4:42 pm by Dani Chankhour | 1554 views | 13 replies |

mrs

Problem getting PS3 and XAMPP working

I have had PS3 working on my mac with the apache server and php that comes preinstalled on the mac, but as is often pointed out here, cURL and GD Library don't exist in the mac based php. So, based on all the info here stating that PS3 works best on a testing server with the likes of xampp installed, I decided to bite the bullet and wipe my mac to get rid of any of the pre-existing mysql, mac's own php and apache server etc to ensure I had a clean install... wish I hadn't!

I loaded xampp and have tested the install, and I am getting the phpinfo fine and it's telling me everything required is enabled, however, I am now getting errors in the store when I try to test it.

xampp states to put any site files in one of two places; either in applications/xampp/htdocs, or in my ~username/sites which I have done in both, but I am getting an error from both locations saying:

Warning: require_once(../../Connections/PowerStoreConnection.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /Users/macusername/Sites/getit-online/CSSMenuWriter/cssmw_home/menu.php on line 23

Basically, the first error, the cssmenu is failing to load. I guess the whole thing is broken in someway, so I'd appreciate some advice on this. I have not moved file locations in relation to each other. Within the connections file I had to change localhost to 127.0.0.1 as it had a database error on line 9 of the connections file. That has gone and has left me with a partially loaded page.

I didn't do an install of this on my testing server, I just copied the files from my previous system disk as they were working on that (with the exception of cURL and GD library).

ALSO... when I place any file in the applications/xampp/htdocs/ directory, I have to verify my administrator password before it does anything, however, dreamweaver has total access to that folder... why is this?

Thanks.

Mat

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Office Guy-172461

It's much easier to do the install on the testing server instead of just copying files. The installation process will setup all the required paths so you don't have to manually edit them. It is not likely that the paths on your testing server are the same as your remote server so you get the file missing errors.

After you have it working on your testing server, you can edit the files you want and then just copy the edited files over the remote files. Just don't copy over the configuration files.

If you go through the security setup on XAMPP you set a password for the directory. This is what is causing it to ask for the password. If this folder is not accessible from outside your network, it is probably OK to remove the password.

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mrs

Ahh, that explains a lot about the menu not loading then!

As for your suggestion about going through the security setup on xampp, there wasn't one, and having looked through the menus, I can't see anything to do with changing security within xampp. I simply downloaded the software from apachefriends.org, dragged it into my applications folder and then double clicked the xampp control.app which launched a window instructing me where to place my files, and it also gave me the start / stop controller.

Should I be looking elsewhere for the security options to make the desired changes?

Thanks for your reply

Mat

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Office Guy-172461

I've never tried using XAMMP without installing it.

Have a look here:

How to set up a local testing server for Dreamweaver
144/

Once it's properly installed, you can just go to localhost and you have a whole menu full of options including the security section.

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Office Guy-172461

Are you using the Mac version by chance? If so, it might install differently. You should still have the menu by going to localhost.

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mrs

OK, cool. I have seen that localhost page before, but didn't notice the security bit of it. I was more concerned with making sure phpadmin was running.

Yes, I am using the mac version and I thought it a bit strange the way it installed, but I followed the instructions on the website.

One question... how do I 'call' the /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/xampp security? Do I do it in a web-browser or in the terminal (command tool)?

Thanks for all of your help; it's much appreciated.

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Office Guy-172461

Everything in XAMPP is done through the browser or the XAMPP control panel. You can change settings with a text editor but that's rarely needed.

I don't worry about the security of XAMPP too much because it's inside the network. It's just important to know that it's not designed to be used as a production server. I haven't changed anything since I first set it up.

Once you have XAMPP running you can just treat it like any other web server. The big advantage is that you can use DW to edit pages directly without having to upload to test them.

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neilo

Both Xampp and Wamp security (default) = security/

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Office Guy-172461

If you just go to localhost/
You will find everything you need in the left menu.

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dennis372614

Missing kfm Tables after setting up?

Can anyone tell me why when installing Power Store 3 at your remote site and installing locally
The local site is missing all the kfm_Directories tables?
Its the same install procedure and there are no errors while installing locally.

I keep asking this about Power Store 3. In order to customize Power Store using Web Assist
extensions, namely Ecart and CSSmenu Writer, I also see a new product Theme IT!
and Dreamwaver CS4, you need to have functionality locally,then upload changed content.


Or work in DW in remote view? Web Assist needs to address this in a detailed procedure
We should not have to re-point to our local machine after.
The entire concept using Web Assist extensions are based with Dreamweaver.
So without trial and error and posting many questions, We could save many headaches and frustration with your products! Please outline a procedure for working with Dreamweaver and uploading to your ISP.

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