Problem with new installation of CSCart on Ubuntu 10.04


I've just installed CS Cart version 2.2.4 on a LAMP server running Ubuntu 10.04. I've followed the instructions carefully and the actual installation seems to go fine, but once it's done, every time I have two issues.

First of all, it comes up with the “SELECTED SKIN NOT FOUND. REPLACED BY FIRST FOUND” error, which I understand should be fixable via the admin interface, however I'm not sure this is actually the problem since I chose the basic skin and it appears to be installed (it's in the skins directory).

Secondly, I can't actually log in anyway. If I go to the URL for the admin interface, I get the login screen, but if I put in the login details (which should be username admin and password admin, as I haven't been able to change them), I just get redirected to a page with a link marked “continue”, and then back to the login screen.

Here's the error message from my /var/log/apache2/error.log:

[Wed Apr 25 10:53:03 2012] [error] [client] PHP Warning: parse_ini_file(/var/www/skins//manifest.ini): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/core/fn.common.php on line 3622, referer:
[Wed Apr 25 10:53:03 2012] [error] [client] PHP Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/core/fn.common.php on line 3644, referer:
[Wed Apr 25 10:53:03 2012] [error] [client] File does not exist: /var/www/skins/admin, referer:
[Wed Apr 25 10:53:03 2012] [error] [client] File does not exist: /var/www/skins/admin, referer:
[Wed Apr 25 10:53:03 2012] [error] [client] File does not exist: /var/www/skins/admin, referer:
[Wed Apr 25 10:53:03 2012] [error] [client] File does not exist: /var/www/js/editors/.editor.js, referer:

Can anyone give me some idea of where I've gone wrong? It looks to me like there should be a directory under skins called admin, when that directory is actually under skins/basic.

The path is incorrect. I don't know where the /var/www/ is coming from but it should be just /skins/admin/…

When installing it, I put it in the root of the web server at /var/www, and the installer seemed to work OK when I left the web server host directory blank - the URL it provided for the admin interface was

There appears to be no skins/admin - it's actually at skins/basic/admin for some reason.

i had the same problem. in my case the admin area was showing the same error and there was no skin for admin too. i loged in anyway with broken skin in admin and it list all the links, i went to skin selector and reinstall the skin and i works fine now on admin and customer both areas.