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I have recently made a duplicate copy of a customers Magento installation and put it into a subdirectory of the root. I did a dump of the database and imported it into a new database. I changed the local.xml file to reflect the new database. Now my issue comes when I try to view the site under the new subdirectory to keeps invoking the install as if the local.xml file is missing. It is clearly there in the app/etc folder within the cloned site, but still the install keeps starting. Any ideas? Below I have pasted the connection info in the local.xml file, just in case I miss typed something.

        <default_setup>
            <connection>
                <host><![CDATA[localhost]]></host>
                <username><![CDATA[stevenst_newUser]]></username>
                <password><![CDATA[bmalldo]]></password>
                <dbname><![CDATA[stevenst_storeupgrade]]></dbname>
                <active>1</active>
            </connection>
        </default_setup> 
  • Did you update the web/unsecure/base_url and web/secure/base_url values in the database? Have a look in the core_cofig_data table and update those values to reflect the new setup. – LukeR May 8 '15 at 4:17
  • also make sure if you are suing any table prefix or not if yes then also you need to mention this in local,xml – Keyul Shah May 8 '15 at 4:22
  • Make sure your local.XML file has the correct file permission. – MeenakshiSundaram R May 8 '15 at 4:58
  • Yes I updater the url in the database and I am not using any prefixes. Matter of fact I just copied the local.xml from the working site and just changed the database name. – Tommy May 8 '15 at 4:59
  • What is the file permission suppose to be? – Tommy May 8 '15 at 5:00
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You need to change the file permissions on the following folders and it will work fine

chmod -R o+w var media app/etc

make sure your local.xml is set to 644

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