I tried the one-click install for Joomla 1.5.1 but it seems to pick up a strange path for installing components and modules. My path should be /home/myname/domain.com but Joomla keeps trying to make directories and install to /home/.blah/myname/domain.com.
I read this part in the wiki http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Joomla!#Prepare_to_use_Joomla.21_for_the_first_time:
"In the step 3 page, you confirm the site URL, file path, admin e-mail address and CHMOD settings. All six items on the page are listed below, but you only change three of them.
- URL: The site URL http://mydomain.com/ should be filled in. You don’t need to change it.
- Path: A value like /home/.blah/mywebid/mydomain.com should be filled in. Identify the part of the path between the second and third slashes, beginning with a period (".blah" in the example). Delete this part and its trailing slash. The result looks like /home/mywebid/mydomain.com. "
This looks very related to my situation except I didn’t see these options during the Joomla install.
So my question is, is the /home/.blah/myname/domain.com correct (which I doubt given the initial site info sent from dh and the above wiki post) and if not, how do I fix this? Pointers to additional resources would be great…I’m googled out.
In case it helps, I did change from php4 to php5 but that was post Joomla install.