[wp-hackers] WordPress install homepage redirecting to /wp-admin/install.php

Kapil Chugh kapil.chugh at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 30 05:33:56 UTC 2012

Daniel,  make sure you don't have wp-config.php file exist above your installation folder.

I had faced a similar kind of issue. In my case, I was installing WordPress on my local server(/var/www/wp) and one wp-config.php file existed  at /var/www/

And also check for any Symlink.

> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 09:10:55 +0100
> From: aero.maxx.d at gmail.com
> To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> Subject: [wp-hackers] WordPress install homepage redirecting to	/wp-admin/install.php
> Hello All,
> I have had wordpress installed on a local development machine running 
> fedora for several years now but for some reason just recently when I go 
> to www.domain.dev the url changes to www.domain.dev/wp-admin/install.php
> The contents of the page show what I expected it to show, so the content 
> is correct just the url changes as above and for the life of me I have 
> been unable to debug as to why.
> I have tried installing it into a folder /wordpress as per the codex it 
> still does it, have tried changing the tables from InnoDB to MyISAM as 
> InnoDB is the new default on the mysql server version i'm using.
> When I upload the same files to the live site they work fine no url 
> changing funny business going on so it is something thats local to that 
> machine, but what on earth could be causing this issue any ideas ?
> Where is the code in the wordpress files that check and cause this type 
> of redirect so i can debug this further and fix whats causing the issue.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
> Daniel.
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