[wp-hackers] Haven't installed WordPress yet - run install.php

Andy Skelton skeltoac at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 22:20:54 GMT 2005

On 8/18/05, Lorelle VanFossen <lorelle at cameraontheroad.com> wrote:
> Due to an unannounced security change with my server, for hours now
> people visiting my site have been greeted with:
>    " It doesn't look like you've installed WP yet. Try running
> install.php <http://www.cameraontheroad.com/wp-admin/install.php>."
> I have updated the password for access to my server, but it seems this
> security change has borked access to my database but I can't gain access
> to the database because the server is updating whatever it is that is
> screwing up access.  So for HOURS this has been sitting there.

Relle, that message is generated in index.php, long before WP tries to
connect to your database. If it had failed to connect to the database,
WP would have said so.

The error above is only presented when index.php is unable to find
wp-config.php. This can be due to a missing file but more likely, the
file is sitting there with the wrong owner/group/permissions.

I realize you are having issues with your host and that they are
database-related but I didn't want any misconceptions about that error
message to survive this thread.


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