Your Config File Does Not Appear to be Formatted Correctly

A very unhelpful error message

You unpack a fresh copy of EE into your site folder and then navigate to the site with your browser.

The following  message is displayed:

"Your config file does not appear to be formatted correctly."

This confusing message will appear if you haven't yet completed the EE install. Navigate to and actually perform the install process! Yes we know, it's basic, but we've done this more than once.

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