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when doing either an upgrade or a fresh install of Q2A 1.3b2 it hangs when trying to update or create database tables, i have tried it both ways.

It does not give me an error, just sticks on the same page.

I have tried enabling short tags in my php.ini file but am not sure if they are working correctly.  Last time on beta one this was an error in the facebook plugin php page.  I am wondering if its the same type of php error but instead with a different script?

Please advise
The short tags shouldn't be the issue, since 1.3 beta 2 has none.

Depending on how PHP is configured, t may be that there are some errors, but they're not displayed in your browser.

Are there any errors in your web server log file?
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no errors in the browser, i tested to make sure this works by actually writing a script with an error.  Also dont see any errors in the log files. I have restarted IIS to restart PHP.  It just chills.   you can see if you go to www.example.com/ask/
is there a way for me to manually update the DB?  I can use my old db from my 1.3 beta 1 tests, and make the SQL updates...??  With the combo of copying all the new php files?   Or does the update/install make other changes too?
Actually, i tried to run it in a different browser and it worked fine.  I guess i was doing something wrong in google chrome.  Very embarassing... I think i am good.

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I saw the problem by checking out your site. You have some kind of redirect rule set up which is redirecting from:


... to ...


This is preventing the install button click from being detected, since the form is submitted at the URL which includes index.php, but this submit requested is being redirected back to the original page URL.
WOW, you are a genious!  I tried to read your work on carbon and felt like a complete retard!  now even more.  I had an IIS rule to hide index.php file names, i have enabled it since.   Thanks Again GIdeon.  You really should be selling this as a service!
@gideon can you edit the answer above to take out my site's url.  When its all done, i will post it up here.  I have removed the install.php files but just to play it safe would prefer the link censored.  Thanks again!  Looking forward to being to disable Curl! :)
No problem - done.
Thank you Gideon

i have the same problem ,
i think it is related to wordpress redirection but not sure , i tried to disable the redirections but it did not work . does someone have an idea what could it be ?