phpbb installation script...

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Now installing phpBB version 3.0.RC8 …

  phpBB configuration file failed

  More information on using this script can be found at

… failed! See the error message above for the reason why.[/code:1]

what does mean phpBB configuration file failed ?


A mysterious error is a bug. File it in the tracker, and we’ll get it fixed (and Jamie will probably be able to advise you on a workaround).

Thank you Joe :slight_smile:

Where is the tracker?

Click "Bugs and Issues" in the menu at the bottom of any page.

I’m having same issue tring to install phpBB 3.0.1
Found in cache …
Now installing phpBB version 3.0.1 …
phpBB database configuration failed
More information on using this script can be found at
… installation was only partially complete.
Configuring Apache PHP settings …
… already done.

I’m riding on this post to see if you added it to the tracker; I couldn’t find it doing a search; but didn’t want to add it if it already existed.

Hello all,

Same issue here:
phpBB configuration file failed!

and when I searched for this string "phpBB configuration file failed!" in the bug tracker DB I did not find anything…

I did find this and copy it - and manually edited and inserted it in the /home/mysite/config.php file…

[code:1] <?php

// phpBB 2.x auto-generated config file
// Do not change anything in this file!

$dbms = &quot;mysql&quot;;

$dbhost = &quot;localhost&quot;;
$dbname = &quot;dbnamehere&quot;;
$dbuser = &quot;usernamehere&quot;;
$dbpasswd = &quot;dbpasswordhere&quot;;

$table_prefix = &quot;phpbb_&quot;; 

define('PHPBB_INSTALLED', true);



Just to let you know my issue turned out to be a mistake I made earlier by adding Joomla to a folder and not the Top level; then after I realized my mistake I uninstalled the Joomla Script and reinstalled it in the Top Level; doing a Validate Virtual Server Under Limits and Validation; gave an error folder joomla not found; I had to back up the Virtual Server and delete it and reinstall it to fix this; I think this needs to be fixed; it might be a bug; I did some searching and asked that question a few times and got no answer; but anyway after that it installed fine.