I read about Omeka in the latest Scout bulletin and thought I'd give it a go on my Macbook, running it on localhost with XAMPP:
I downloaded v1.1 and unzipped the archive, put it into local web space, and tried to access it at http://localhost/~fredriley/test/omeka after cranking up XAMPP. I got an error 500. Another curiousity is that when accessing the parent directory, the /omeka directory didn't list even though it has the same permissions and owners as the other dirs:
drwxr-xr-x 7 fredrile fredrile 238 Feb 5 18:27 .
drwxr-xr-x 22 fredrile fredrile 748 Jan 5 18:29 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 fredrile fredrile 6148 Feb 5 18:24 .DS_Store
drwxr-xr-x 37 fredrile fredrile 1258 Jan 15 20:35 PHP
drwxr-xr-x 25 fredrile fredrile 850 Nov 6 13:17 dotproject
drwxr-xr-x 2 fredrile fredrile 68 Oct 28 20:48 images
drwxr-xr-x 17 fredrile fredrile 578 Oct 15 14:42 omeka
I had a look at the Apache error log in /var/log/httpd/ but there were no entries for today.
I've edited the db.ini file as follows:
host = "localhost"
username = "root"
password = ""
name = "omeka"
prefix = "omeka_"
;port = ""
That is the correct user and pass for the local mySQL installation.
I did have a look in the docs and forum for "error 500" and hit:
but neither thread was directly relevant.
Does anyone have any suggestions? This smells of a .htaccess error but in the latter thread above users are advised against .htaccess editing.