Where does the configuration.php file reside in Ubuntu

Asked by Dayanand on 2010-11-02

I installed Lamp and Joomla successfully on my PC.When accessing it from the Browser it comes up with the following message : "Cannot find configuration file". Please help.

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2010-11-08
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2010-11-05
François Tissandier (baloo) said : #1

If you want to find a file, a simple way is to type this in a terminal:

"sudo updatedb" (that will make sure all the files on y our computer are listed)
then
"locate configuration.php"

Of course, if you have several files with this name, they will all appear.
I don't know where Joomla is installed, could be in /var/www, but I can't be sure. if you installed Joomla using the software center (or Synaptic), you can find the list of all the files including in a package by opening Synaptic, finding your package, then right click on it, "Properties". Then you know where everything is installed.

Dayanand (bramdeod) said : #2

Hi Francois,
                  I successfully installed Lamp and Joomla on a Ubuntu
platfom (!0.4).However, when I launch Joomla from "Localhost" , it
displays the following message viz

"No configuration file found an no installation code
available.Exiting.........."

As instructed I created "configuration.php" in /var/www.

Please advise.

Thanks,

Bram.

>>> François Tissandier<email address hidden> 11/2/2010
3:34 PM >>>
Your question #132198 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/132198

    Status: Open => Answered

François Tissandier proposed the following answer:
If you want to find a file, a simple way is to type this in a
terminal:

"sudo updatedb" (that will make sure all the files on y our computer
are listed)
then
"locate configuration.php"

Of course, if you have several files with this name, they will all
appear.
I don't know where Joomla is installed, could be in /var/www, but I
can't be sure. if you installed Joomla using the software center (or
Synaptic), you can find the list of all the files including in a package
by opening Synaptic, finding your package, then right click on it,
"Properties". Then you know where everything is installed.

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Bram, you are asking your question in an area for questions on the "findutils" set of programs. They are unrelated to Joomla and I suspect your Joomla problem isn't something as simple as finding a configuration file or where it should be located. You need to find assistance specifically to do with Joomla. The people willing to answer findutils questions here are unlikely to also know Joomla answers.

Dayanand (bramdeod) said : #4

The configuration file viz "configuration.php" resides in the root directory ie "/var/www/joomla".