I am trying to build a gallery with zenphoto, but i have problems with the installation that I don't really understand. I tried both the latest official release and the current svn version of zenphoto on my server running Ubuntu Hardy Heron.
For testing purposes, I performed a chmod -R 777 on the zenphoto folder and changed the ownership to www-data:www-data. Despite of this, zenphoto apaarently fails to write to zp-config.php during setup, so I have to enter the username and password for mysql and the name of the database I previously created manually. After having done this, setup performs all checks succesfully and creates the tables of the database. It successes for example in creating a robots.txt, this shows that apache has the permissions to create/modify files in the zenphoto folder. So why can't setup edit the zp-config.php?
After this, I run into the next problem when I try to setup the admin user for the gallery. When I have entered the data for the new user (username, password, name, email, ...) and click onto "save", it says something like "saved" (in a green box), but in the same time a red box appears which says something like "password resetted. Please enter new username and password". This will continue like this in a loop, and no username or password are saved (as i can see if I look directly at the zp_administrators table in mysql). Help, what I am doing wrong?