Yes, I've checked the folder permissions. I have re-installed today, and take note of all the steps:
First I've downloaded the tar.gz version from this website, decompressed the file on a local folder (I'm running Win7 x64, using 7-Zip). Then uploaded all the files and directories using FileZilla. Once uploaded, Open the browser and go to the URL where the uploaded files are. This redirects me to the installation, and this are the steps:
1. Welcome -- install.php?action=welcome
This screen has only terms and conditions
After pressing the "agree" button, a popup shows with the text "Checking system parameters". I suppose this is where the folder permissions are checked? It doesn't mention the permissions/chmod requirements.
2. Database -- install.php?action=database
Only a form where I input all the database settings.
At this moment, before continuing, I switch to FileZilla and do chmod (777) to all the folders (and sub-folders)
Then go to next step, a popup says "Installing database"
3. Configuration -- install.php?action=configuration
This is where I enter the username/password for the admin, timezone, etc.
Next a popup says "Configuring Revive adserver", then the text changes to "Installing Revive Adserver Plugin: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx", each plugin installation ends with a "failed installation" status.
On this screen, there is a warning regarding the failed installation plugins. It tells something about write permissions, but again, I've double checked the folder permissions (refreshed the directory listing on FileZilla, and the 777 are there).
If I login I can use the admin panel. I add a advertiser > campaign > banner, then a website > zone.
So when I go to the invocation code for a zone, nothing appears more than a "Please choose the type of banner invocation" text, and a select box with no options. I don't know if this issue is related to the installation errors.
So my questions are:
1- Where should appear the instruction about required folder permissions?
2- Why the plugin installation fails?
3- The plugins that are supposed to get installed at this moment are bundled with Revive inside the tar.gz and ready to install?
4- Does Revive need those plugins to work well (the basic functionality to show a banner on a website).
5- Is the empty select on the zone's invocation code issue related to the installation problems?