Kaberle wrote:This seems to be a common error when installing Concrete5 with Xampp but I can't find a fix that makes sense to me.
This is the error I get: The packages/application/config/ and the applications/files/directories must be writable by your web server.
[color=#0000BF]Is this a XAMPP error or a concrete5 error?
No, it has nothing to do with Xampp, it is a conflict between Linux and Windows. Its a Concrete5 error, as it obviously expects to run in a Linux(!) environment, whereas you try to install it on a Windows environment. WIndows has a different rights management than Linux, it seems that Concrete5 only checks for Linux rights, but this does not work on Windows systems. Maybe you can install Concrete5 anyway, i dont know how this "pre-installation-check" is working.
You might also run a Linux system and install Xampp there (there is of course a Xampp for Linux as well), in Linux you will find all folders and all commands, especially the "chmod" command, what is mentioned in the installation script.
Last not least, you may also try to grant full write access for all (windows) users and guests for these folders mentioned above, use the Windows Explorer and the Property Dialog Box to do so. You wont find any chmod tool, as there is no such thing for Windows.