BoastMachine PHP Help

software development

#1

Hey guys. I have previous experience with using prebuilt php/mysql sites on dreamhost. however, i am trying to use boastmachine blog software as wordpress is just too bloated and overly complex for my purposes. I have it working fine in terms of posting and mysql. however, the direct links are not working, you can see for yourselves.

http://pismo.jeffburg.com works fine and the posts show up
but if you use a direct link it give the no input file specified error.
http://pismo.jeffburg.com/post/index/8/Compact-Flash-Card-on-the-Way

i can’t seem to find any form of help from the boastmachine site or google. is this something simple to fix? a setting i have wrong or do i need to go through lines of php to fix the problem?

thanks,
Jeff


#2

I’m not familiar with the software you are using, but looking at the URL structure of your permanent links leads me to suspect that you have problems with your mod_rewrite rules, assuming you have them (you might be using the server-side scripting language to parse the URL instead).


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#3

how can I check whether I am using mod_rewrite / how do i adjust it or how do i check if it is using server side scripting language?


#4

You need to check to see if you have a file in your main web directory called .htaccess (which may be hidden). mod_rewrite rules go in there.


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#5

yes, the main page of the site does have an .htaccess file

here is what it says

[quote]RewriteEngine On

For POSTS : /post/BLOG_FILE/POST_ID/TITLE

RewriteRule ^post/(.)/(.)/(.*)/ $1.php/?id=$2

RewriteRule ^post/(.)/(.)/(.*) $1.php/?id=$2

For PAGE : /page/BLOG_FILE/PAGE_NUMBER

RewriteRule ^page/(.)/(.)/ $1.php/?p=$2

RewriteRule ^page/(.)/(.) $1.php/?p=$2

For CATEGORIES : /cat/BLOG_FILE/CAT_ID/CAT_NAME

RewriteRule ^cat/(.)/(.)/ $1.php/?cat=$2

RewriteRule ^cat/(.)/(.) $1.php/?cat=$2

Calendar : /calendar/DATE

RewriteRule ^calendar/(.)/(.)/ $1.php?show=$2

RewriteRule ^calendar/(.)/(.) $1.php?show=$2

Archive : /archive/DATE

RewriteRule ^archive/(.)/(.)/ $1.php?show=$2

RewriteRule ^archive/(.)/(.) $1.php?show=$2[/quote]

anything appear incorrect in that file?

Thanks again,
Jeff


#6

anyone see an obvious problem with this .htaccess file? i am still at a loss with how to fix this. i may just dump boastmachine and go with the built in wordpress in dreamhost.