I had time to install to-day.
So here is what I did which lead to a successful outcome.
I downloaded the full version from:
Unzip the whole gallery2
directory to your web root directory (htdocs or some other you have as a web root).
safe_mode = On
gives a couple of warnings.
I changed it to safe_mode = Off
which is an installation requirement.
If you want to keep your overall php safe_mode = On
in the php.ini file and only have safe_mode = Off
then use a .htaccess
file in the gallery2
Put this line in the .htaccess:
php_admin_flag safe_mode off
Note: Don't use this line in the .htaccess file which would normally be the directive to use.
php_admin_value safe_mode off
Now just follow the Gallery 2.1 Installer Steps
I got this message at the end which only took a couple of minutes all up.
Congratulations! Your Gallery 2 install is complete!
See... that wasn't so hard, was it? Now it's time to upload some photos!
Check out the Short_Check_List
checks mentioned during the install Security Check Step
and follow the instructions as best you can but follow the item with regard to the .htaccess
file. File permissions on Windows are somewhat more difficult to change and usually the Windows defaults will have to do.
Click on Go to my gallery!
button and there it was in all it's glory.
Any problems with the administration of Gallery2 should be addressed to their forums:
Good luck with it!