We are talking about an package release correct ? (not SVN)
The loop look to me like something wrong with the DB access.
- DB access
Check db/local.php and use those credentials to connect to the DB using SSH or PHPmyAdmin to check the credentials are rights and this MySQL user has all the permissions granted.
If you can access and have all rights on the DB with the user and password then Tiki should be ok.
- Files permissions and ownership
You need to check your files have right permission and ownerships (may be something prevent local.php to be written or updated properly)
I would use
sh setup.shfrom the tiki folder root - option f. I guess you re-run several the installer already... But in case of...
- Update the database
warnings that my database is not upgraded
As long as you have this one your attempts will fail as they were a lot of changes from 18 to 19 that need to be applied to the DB.
Again if you are online next Thursday... ;)
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