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Installing Joomla 1.5 On Top Level Of Directory

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I want to install Joomla 1.5 so I can use it for my new site. When I go to install it says to leave the directory blank to install in the root directory of the domain (access example: http://domain/). However when I leave it blank I get an error that says tha the directory already exists and I have to remove the blahblahbah/public_html directory. I wish I saved the exact message but I didn't, sorry. Do I really want to remove the public_html directory?

 

A related question -- since I encountered that error I figured I'd create a new directory and just start setting up everything in there then later move everything to where it needs to go -- can that be done? And if I do move it where would I move it to -- the public_html directory? Will that effect the database associated with Joomla -- do I have to rename the databases or will it magically work? :)

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I don't think it's possible using Fantastico. You would have to install it manually. But someone else may have an idea.

 

Moving the contents of the folder you create the installation in is an option. The database will not change but internal paths in the database will need changing. As well as configuration files.

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I don't think it's possible using Fantastico. You would have to install it manually. But someone else may have an idea.

 

Is this answering my 2nd question? I wasn't going to use Fantastico to move it I can download it all and upload it. But I don't understand the original problem -

 

Why can't Fantastico upload to the root directory? Why give me an error that the public_html has to be removed?

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Fantastico doesn't install anything into the root (public_html) folder. It always wants you to create a subdomain or folder to do the installation.

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I would like to correct the above - Fantastico will not allow you to install MORE THAN ONE application on root through Fantastico panel. If you didn't installed any other script using Fantastico and if you are getting errors when trying to install Joomla 1.5 , please post a ticket to the help desk.

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Ok, took a fresh look at the error message again this morning and it turns out that the "images" file was the file that was causing the problem, I renamed it and was able to install! Thanks again!

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