I have an install of Magento 18.104.22.168 community edition that is all ready to launch except one problem I continue to run into. Randomly at different times it will redirect to /index.php/install/.
I have cleared the cache and sessions many times, even restarted the server after clearing the cache and sessions twice as another poster had said worked for him. But after a short period of time of success, this problem keeps popping up.
I checked to make sure that my local.xml file is there and has the install date in it. So that checks out just fine. I compared it to other Magento installs I did (none running 1.9 though as this is my first) and the file looks fine. Also, I have error and exception logging turned on with nothing being logged on this.
The tricky thing is that it doesn't always do it, but randomly. I can get around it by just going back to the page I was trying to browse through, but don't want visitors to see this redirect.
There doesn't seem to be a particular category, event, time of day, etc that triggers the redirect more often. Sometimes I can go 60 minutes without the redirect to install and other times I get the problem a few times a minute.
Any help that anyone can provide is appreciated.