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I can Never Get the php msi.exe to work
Last post Feb 11, 2011 06:00 PM by HCamper
Dec 13, 2009 03:03 PM|LINK
I installed php using the wpi and that went fine then i installed the joomla throught the wpi too next i download the 5.3.1 msi and then went to add remove and uninstalled the 5.2.11 then i installed the 5.3.1 now when i go to locolhost/joomla i get this
so i do not know how to fix this but if i do it manualy i can get it to work
Dec 13, 2009 04:03 PM|LINK
Joomla at least for me has compatibility problem with PHP 5.3.1. Please first try Joomla with PHP 5.2.11 which works for me perfectly.
We need to hear completely from Joomla that they work completely on PHP5.3.1 before trying to move to PHP5.3.1.
Dec 13, 2009 04:18 PM|LINK
Thats true but they fixed that in verion 1.5.15 which is offierd with wpi
and that error also comes up with MyBB 1.4.10 which is compatable with php 5.3.1
and if i do it manuly with php 5.3.1 it will work
Fixed PHP 5.3 compatibility issues (17150)
Dec 13, 2009 04:24 PM|LINK
Forget Joomla, is a simple PHP file working properly? I mean a simple file like:
Does the above work?
If PHP has been installed properly using the MSI, the binaries are exactly same and there should not be any difference in the functionality.
Dec 13, 2009 04:52 PM|LINK
Yea the test php does work
Dec 13, 2009 04:59 PM|LINK
So if I am correct, you are saying that the PHP binaries when installed from PHP MSI and the one installed from Zip file are behaving differently. I hope you are consistent using either TS/NTS as well as VC6/VC9 binaries for both the installation. This means
if you have use PHP5.3.1 VC9 NTS MSI, you are comparing it with PHP 5.3.1 VC9 NTS Zip file instllation and you are getting different results. This is highly unlikely. However if this is the case I would like you to file bug at
http://bugs.php.net against the PHP installer code.
Dec 13, 2009 05:01 PM|LINK
One more thing to keep and eye on. Ensure that extensions loaded using both the methods are same. I mean same set of extensions should be loaded by both the installation. An extension difference might cause the above behaviour.
Dec 13, 2009 05:10 PM|LINK
yea i have tryed this before because i think the webpi install would be easyer but the msi install has never worked for me not once the only differnce when i use the zip is i put it in C:\php where as with the msi i just use the defult C:\Program Files (x86)\PHP\
php-5.3.1-nts-Win32-VC9-x86.msi 25,802 kb thats the msi i installed
php-5.3.1-nts-Win32-VC9-x86.zip 14,406 and the zip i used
Dec 13, 2009 05:46 PM|LINK
See WPI just invokes the PHP MSI with bunch of arguments which by default installs some popular PHP extension. And WPI supports PHP5.2.11 for now. The way you moved to PHP5.3 is also okay as it is the easiest way. And you mentioned that a simple PHPINFO
page is working. This means PHP is working from IIS point of view as well as functionality wise. I am deeply worried why Joomla didn't work. Whereas the same Joomla worked switching to zip file installation.
It would be good if you can find the root cause of this problem. You can try installing zip file to another location C:\PHP1 and see if that works again. It will be advantageous to know the root cause and if the problem exists in MSI let's fix it.
BTW, I just installed Joomla on my WIN7 box using WPI and moved to PHP5.3.1 using the MSI and everything works as expected. So I am at least not seeing any problem.
Dec 13, 2009 05:52 PM|LINK
What am i doing wrong that i can not do this on my computer
can you tell me what permissions should be i just tryed phpMyadmin i can get to logon screen the i put password and logon in and click ok then i get the same error