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cvfriend

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New Install - Error 500 on Login
« on: May 25, 2007, 07:10:18 am »

Hello. I am new to sNews and PHP.

After a lot of troubleshooting, I got sNews installed and was successfull setting up the database.

I am able to view the default homepage.

When I click "Login" on the lower left of the homepage, I get the following error message:

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Error 500 - Internal server error

An internal server error has occured!
Please try again later.
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Any suggestions on possible configuration errors would be appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2007, 07:54:52 am »

Welcome to sNews!

Have you read this thread which is linked to in the announcements section at the top of this forum?

this part may be of use:

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Server error!
The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request.
Either the server is overloaded or there was an error in a CGI script.
If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster.
ERROR 500
Probable Causes
1. You have added a string to the .htaccess file that interrupts the parsing sequence of the default sNews directives in the file. Or, something has changed that is affecting an existing directive.
2. The entry (value) in the RewriteBase string in the .htaccess file is incorrect.
Possible Solutions
1. Remove the offending string(s) or refresh the file with a new default copy.
2. If the RewriteBase string is enabled, ensure that the value entered (the sub-folder containing your installation) is correct.
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cvfriend

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007, 08:09:28 am »

Thanks I did look at that. I figured that was not my issue since:
1. I did not edit the .htaccess file
2. I (thought I) installed sNews at the root level of my server

But, after a few more minutes of thought, I came up with another possible issue. My host, 1and1, allows me to host multiple domains, so the domain with this installation is in a subdirectory from my main account. So, I made the following change in the .htaccess file:

RewriteBase /mysite

I still get the same error.  :(
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2007, 09:38:18 am »

@cvfriend:
Read this thread, maybe can help you : http://www.solucija.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=30615#p30615
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2007, 03:13:54 pm »

Rewritebase /

That worked perfectly. Thank you the help and patience with my newb question.
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2007, 04:06:26 pm »

I'm glad to help you!  :)
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