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XF 1.2 Fresh install v1.2.2 - Server Error (after config accepted)

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by MontyDog, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. MontyDog

    MontyDog Member


    I've installed XenForo on a test server successfully, but today was attempting a fresh, clean, install of XenForo v1.2.2 on the real server, with a brand new, empty, database - and after the config.php settings have been accepted, the installation fails with a 'Server Error' reported:

    I've tried dropping all the tables and re-starting and various other things (different user/password etc.)
    all to no avail.

    Any help to overcome this would be much appreciated, please.

    Here are the server config details, in case that is important:
    Screen Shot 2013-10-26 at 14.11.51.png
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2013
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    What is the actual error?
    Have you checked the log on the server?

    I have removed the attachment - it's not a good idea to give out user names and passwords to your server.
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  3. MontyDog

    MontyDog Member

    You say 'the log' as if there is but one log file, are we talking about the Apache web server log or is there a XenForo log file I've yet to find?

    By the way, thanks for removing the inadvertent password - grabbed the wrong screen shot. Thanks anyway :)

    Apache log is clean (no errors for the installation time, previous error was grumbling about missing fav icon from the old forum s/w [vB installed to allow import into XenForo - if I can get XF to work])
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2013
  4. MontyDog

    MontyDog Member

    OK, as above the Apache log has no errors for the (attempted but failed) XenForo installation(s).

    A search of the XenForo manual uncovers no mentions I can find of a log file - am I missing the point of your question?

    The only error I can see is the one in the screen grab, ie:

    Where else should I look for the elusive error information, please?

    I'm stuck (and feeling frustrated with XenForo!)
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2013
  5. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Looks for the PHP error log - it might be called 'error_log' or something else depending on server configuration.
  6. MontyDog

    MontyDog Member

    My fellow Admin did some digging - we have the (mis-)fortune to be using a server with cPanel/WHM and this problem is a 'known issue with EasyApache' apparently. See these links for more details:



    By the way, the PHP error_log didn't appear to have anything related to the XenForo problem (it has other issues, though, so we'll get those sorted).

    Thanks to everyone here who tried to help - appreciated, even if it rather looks like we are in a stale mate for now, at least we know what the problem is due to in XenForo - maybe XF can check the PCRE UTF-8 support capability to help those caught out in future, maybe?
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