Help with Web Installer

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#1

I'm a newbie trying to do a new installation on my Hostpapa webserver.

I grabbed the PHP file installer called "setup-owncloud.php" then put it into the public_html folder, navigated to it and ran it.

I get the following error:

Warning: scandir(tmp-owncloud1479639574/owncloud): failed to open dir: No such file or directory in /home/(mydomain)/public_html/setup-owncloud.php on line 158

I checked line 158 and it looks like it's trying to rename a folder that isn't there. I wondered if it didn't have the right permissions to create the folder in the first place, so I checked this and gave the setup-owncloud.php folder 755 permissions to see if that would help. No luck.

Any thoughts?


OwnCloud install on shared server not working with the web installer
#2

Hi,

just use the archive file from https://owncloud.org/install/#edition and extract its content to your public_html. The webinstaller is also just doing the same (and nothing more) so i think it doesn't worth to debug your environment to fix it that the webinstaller is working.


#3

Thanks!

That worked, though now I have another problem. I got a bunch of errors post installation, saying things like PHP "fileinfo" is missting and the WebDAV interface is broken. I dropped my host provider a message and their reply was "no we don't offer WebDAV, we are using Linux".

Time to look for another host provider, or are they being obtuse?

Cheers


#4

owncloud is providing webdav through php, so your hoster does not have to provide that. However the fileinfo-module in php would be good but it is not required (the list of required modules can be found here: https://doc.owncloud.org/server/9.1/admin_manual/installation/source_installation.html#prerequisites).

Here some more guides what to do about webdav errors:


#5

Closing here as the initial question is solved. Please create a new thread for each new issue/question for the reasons explained here:


#6