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Hi all,

I'm very new to php and am by no means experienced in programming. I am a technical writer and hope that OpenDocMan will solve some problems we have in my company for the workflow of docs.

I've installed all the necessary components, php seems to be working ok when i run tests, however when i try to start a new install of OpenDocMan (and it gives me the standard "are you sure" warning), i get an internal page error with IE, or a list of errors on the index.php page with Firefox.

If i open the error log file, i get:
PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting ')' in C:\\Program Files\\Apache Software Foundation\\Apache2.2\\htdocs\\opendocman-\\config.php on line 93, referer: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://localhost/opendocman-">http://localhost/opendocman-</a><!-- m -->

My congig.php file reads as follows (i'm sure i made a fundamental mistake somewhere, as i said i'm new to this) Many thanks in advance.

config.php - OpenDocMan main config file
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2004 Stephen Lawrence, Khoa Nguyen
Copyright © 2005-2009 Stephen Lawrence

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2
of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.

DEFAULTS and will be overwritten during an upgrade.

// Eliminate multiple inclusion of config.php
if( !defined('config') )
define('config', 'true', false);

// config.php - useful variables/functions

// Database Settings
$GLOBALS['database'] = 'Daedalus_Workflow'; // Enter the name of the database here
$GLOBALS['user'] = 'root'; // Enter the username for the database
$GLOBALS['pass'] = 'showme'; // Enter the password for the username
$GLOBALS['hostname'] = 'localhost'; // Enter the hostname that is serving the database

global $CONFIG; $CONFIG = array(
* Prefix to append to each table name in the database (ex. odm_ would make the tables
* named "odm_users", "odm_data" etc. Leave this set to the default if you want to keep
* it the way it was. If you do change this to a different value, make sure it is either
* a clean-install, or you manually go through and re-name the database tables to match.
* @DEFAULT 'odm_'
* @ARG String
'db_prefix' => 'odm_',

'debug' => '0',

// This setting is for a demo installation, where random people will be
// all loggging in as the same username/password like 'demo/demo'. This will
// keep users from removing files, users, etc.
'demo' => 'false',

// This is useful if you have a web-based kerberos authenticatio site
// Set to either kerbauth or mysql
//'authen' => 'kerbauth',
'authen' => 'mysql',

// Set the number of files that show up on each page
'page_limit' => '15',

// Set the number of page links that show up on each page
'num_page_limit' => '10',

// Set the maximum displayable length of text field
'displayable_len' => '15',

// Set this to the url of the site
// No need for trailing "/" here
'base_url' => 'http://localhost/opendocman-',

// This is the browser window title
'title' => 'Document Repository',

// The email address of the administrator of this site
'site_mail' => 'root@localhost',

//This variable sets the root username. The root user will be able to access
//all files and have authority for everything.
'root_username' => 'admin',

// location of file repository
// This should ideally be outside the Web server root.
// Make sure the server has permissions to read/write files to this folder!

// Uncomment this one for Windows - Don't forget the trailing backslash "\"
'dataDir' => 'c:\document_repository\',
// Uncomment this one for Linux - Don't forget the trailing slash "/"
//'dataDir' => '/var/www/document_repository/',

// Set the maximum file upload size
'max_filesize' => '5000000',

//This var sets the amount of days until each file needs to be revised,
//assuming that there are 30 days in a month for all months.
'revision_expiration' => '90',

/* Choose an action option when a file is found to be expired
The first two options also result in sending email to reviewer
(1) Remove from file list until renewed
(2) Show in file list but non-checkoutable
(3) Send email to reviewer only
(4) Do Nothing
'file_expired_action' => '1',

//Authorization control: On or Off (case sensitive)
//If set On, every document added or checked back must be reviewed by an admin
//before it can go public. To disable this review queue, set this variable to Off.
//When set to Off, all newly added or checked back in documents will immediately go public
'authorization' => 'On',

//Secure URL control: On or Off (case sensitive)
//When set to 'On', all urls will be secured
//When set to 'Off', all urls are normal and readable
'secureurl' => 'On',

// should we display document listings in the normal way or in a tree view
// this must be 'On' to change the display
'treeview' => 'Off',

// should we display the signup link?
'allow_signup' => 'On',

// should we allow users to reset their forgotten password?
'allow_password_reset' => 'Off',

// Attempt NIS password lookups?
'try_nis' => 'Off',

// Which theme to use?
'theme' => 'default'

// List of allowed file types
// Pay attention to the "Last Message:" in the status bar if your file is being rejected
// because of its file type. It should display the proper MIME type there, and you can
// then add that string to this list to allow it
$GLOBALS['allowedFileTypes'] = array('image/gif', 'text/html', 'text/plain', 'application/pdf', 'application/x-pdf', 'application/x-lyx', 'application/msword', 'image/jpeg', 'image/pjpeg', 'image/png', 'application/msexcel', 'application/msaccess', 'text/richtxt', 'application/mspowerpoint', 'application/octet-stream', 'application/x-zip-compressed','image/tiff','image/tif','application/');

// <----- No need to edit below here ---->
// Encourage end-users to put local configuration in config_local.php, so
// we can overwrite (config.php) in the future
// without danger of overwriting site specific information.
if (is_file('config_local.php'))
elseif (is_file('../config_local.php'))

// Set the revision directory. (relative to $dataDir)
$CONFIG['revisionDir'] = $GLOBALS['CONFIG']['dataDir'] . 'revisionDir/';

// Set the revision directory. (relative to $dataDir)
$CONFIG['archiveDir'] = $GLOBALS['CONFIG']['dataDir'] . 'archiveDir/';

$GLOBALS['connection'] = mysql_connect($GLOBALS['hostname'], $GLOBALS['user'], $GLOBALS['pass']) or die ("Unable to connect: " . mysql_error());
$db = mysql_select_db($GLOBALS['database'], $GLOBALS['connection']);

// All functions and includes are in functions.php

$_GET = sanitizeme($_GET);
$_REQUEST = sanitizeme($_REQUEST);
$_POST = sanitizeme($_POST);
$_SERVER = sanitizeme($_SERVER);
I have solved the previous by removing the "\" from the dataDir line, however, i now get the following error log entry

"Call to undefined function mysql_connect()" ..... referring to line 168 of the config.php file

Any ideas on this one would be greatly received.

Thanks in advance.
I've solved this myself also now and i can run the program.

Seem to have some issues with retrieving files, "file not found" errors, and cant seem to assign new users through Opendocman, but it's running.

Cheers anyway.
These are typically caused by a mistake in the DataDir directory. at least they are on Linux/Unix installs. is your data directory defined in config.php or config_local.php?

What error are you getting when you try to create users?