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6 years 3 months ago #52736 by macultra20
After having to change to another hosting company, I am in the process of installing Limesurvey once again. I have successfully created the database and connected to it. I can access the admin login page and after logging in I receive the message "No input file specified". I have no idea what file the program is trying to access after I log in. I've read several posts and the documentation where the root url in config.php was the culprit...is this the case here?
Thanks in advance...

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6 years 3 months ago #52816 by Mazi
I have never heard of this problem before.

1. Please switch on debug mode by adding the following line to your config.php file:
$debug = '1';

Are there any additional errors reported on top of the page?

2. Re-upload all files in binary mode of your browser, maybe a file was broken during upload.

3. If all this doesn't help, try re-installing Limesurvey.


Best regards/Beste Grüße,
Dr. Marcel Minke
(Limesurvey Head of Support)
Need Help? We offer professional Limesurvey support
Contact: marcel.minke(at)survey-consulting.com'"

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6 years 2 months ago #53089 by macultra20
I finally figured it out. I re-uploaded the files as suggested and still got the same error message. The culprit was the $rooturl in the config.php file. My installation required that I type in the full server url. This was stated in the installation instructions as a last resort if the normal method does not work. I was confused by the error message that stated no input file...but the problem was the admin script needed to be pointed to the correct url. Thanks for the help.

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6 years 2 months ago #53167 by Mazi
You're welcome!

If our hints have been helpful and you enjoy limesurvey please consider a donation to the team .
We do all this in our free time and you don't have to pay a penny for this software.

Without your help we can't keep this project alive.


Best regards/Beste Grüße,
Dr. Marcel Minke
(Limesurvey Head of Support)
Need Help? We offer professional Limesurvey support
Contact: marcel.minke(at)survey-consulting.com'"

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4 years 7 months ago #83761 by abita1
I have the same problem, except in 2.0 RC7. Unlike the 1.8/1.9 variants, it seems that there is no config.php to amend, which might cure the identified problem. I've tooled through the various index.php files, in the admin, installer, and other directories, and haven't found a decipherable clue of what change I might make which duplicates the solution identified by the original report.

Any suggestions?

There appear to be several [including mine] folks who report this problem in the last 6months, some of which, like mine, arising in the 2.0RC arena.

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4 years 7 months ago #83764 by holch
Are you sure that all files are uploaded and accessible under the URL that you start when trying to install?

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4 years 7 months ago - 4 years 7 months ago #83767 by abita1
Yes....see my own initiated post on the current error, at:

http://www.limesurvey.org/en/forum/installation-a-update-issues/83729-ver-2-rc-7--install-attempt-returns-qno-input-file-specified-q#83731

sorry...it seems the url reference coding slithers a little...I can't get it to display correctly, but it looks like the first part of the link actually points to the correct place
Last Edit: 4 years 7 months ago by abita1. Reason: another attempt....

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4 years 4 months ago #86530 by dweisser
I am having this very issue even now trying to install 2.0 on a GoDaddy server.

I have checked the uploaded files (seem complete), changed the .php script on my GoDaddy Server from 5.3 to 5.2, (suggested in posts to cure install problems with 1.X) and I am still stuck.

The installer won't run.

when I enter the url " springboltconsulting.com/survey/admin ", I seem to get redirected to: " springboltconsulting.com/survey/index.php/installer " but I see the error: "No input file specified". ("survey" is my LS install directory).

Should I change all directory permissions to 777? I'm out of my element. In posts on this subject, I have yet to see a sure fire solution.

If anyone has any further information that can cure my install woes, please help. Oh comfort updater....I miss you so.

Thanks all,
David
SpringBolt Consulting

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4 years 4 months ago #86531 by holch
For me, springboltconsulting.com doesn't work at all...

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4 years 4 months ago #86532 by dweisser
www.springboltconsulting.com/
i'm looking at it...and running surveys from 1.92 on it...

Thanks for your interest. I'm still wrestling.
David

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4 years 4 months ago #86533 by dweisser
as a follow up:
It seems like the .htaccess file is in play here because of the way it seems the address gets changed upon encountering the error.

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine on

# if a directory or a file exists, use it directly
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d

# otherwise forward it to index.php
RewriteRule . index.php
</IfModule>

It's as though the browser cannot find the directory ../survey/admin. But it's there I tell you! :-)

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4 years 4 months ago #86535 by holch
Here it is still not opening...

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4 years 4 months ago #86539 by dweisser
At the risk of sounding unappreciative, I'm actually mystified.



I have it open in Chrome and IE as well. I tested surveys today with version 1.92. It's certainly up. It's a little unsettling that you can't access my website.

I came here with one problem and now apparently have a totally different second problem.

Sigh...
David
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4 years 4 months ago #86549 by holch
Still have the same problem here at home (before was at work). All other sites do work.

Maybe your hosting provider doesn't like people living on the southern hemisphere... :-)

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4 years 4 months ago #86550 by dweisser
Well, it is GoDaddy....

I called their customer service and we went to a third party site to check that the site was up and running. It is propagated to the four corners of the globe.

Possibly a Chrome cache issue?

If you want to communicate outside the forum, I can send you an invitation to a working v1.92 survey hosted on the same server.

I'm really not sure what the issue is; I'm frustrated that it is preventing me from getting advice and further information on initiating the installation of LS 2.0.

Thanks for continuing to think about me. BTW, I met with a gentlemen yesterday who was able o install 2.0 to his local without a hitch. Clearly, the installation issue resides with the GoDaddy server. The fact that you can't visit my website...is another issue, but I think an unrelated one.

David

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