23{/layout:set} Your Config File Does Not Appear to be Formatted Correctly{/layout:set}

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 http://yoursite.com/admin.php and actually perform the install process! Yes we know, it's basic, but we've done this more than once.

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