after much digging around I have discovered that [civcicrm.files] is set incorrectly for some reason during install.

i'm hoping this will go some way to explaining the odd and inconsistent system status behaviour i am seeing around system status messages

I've found a post here Set [civicrm.files] explainig how to set the variable during via the civicrm.settings.php file

still doesn't seem to have fixed my problem though so I am wondering if I have set the values correctly.

Do I need a '/' on the end of either / neither / both path and url?

  • @dkg112 it would be helpful to know what the current value of [civicrm.files] is set to. Aug 5, 2018 at 11:28
  • docs.civicrm.org/sysadmin/en/latest/customize/settings/… has URL examples both with and without a trailing slash, paths without. Adding details to your question (what the incorrect values were after install and what you corrected then to) would help people answer you Aug 5, 2018 at 19:56
  • Please document in a gitlab issue the details of how you did the installation and what values were set so that the issue can reproduced and fixed.
    – Aidan
    Aug 6, 2018 at 9:57
  • i'm waiting on gitlab account verification.
    – dgk112
    Aug 7, 2018 at 15:38

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You can refer the paths by clicking on the question mark at top of page on Settings - Resource URLs which says

These settings define the URLs used to access CiviCRM resources (CSS files, Javascript files, images, etc.).

You may configure these settings using absolute URLs or URL variables.

as shown in the image below.

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