I have the latest stable build of Joomla installed, 3.4 at time of writing this.

The issue is that I get an error when trying to install zipped extension files.

No file selected. Unable to find install package

I have found this link which supplies a patch for the issue. https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Extension_won%27t_install

Previously I did not have the website setup in git, but I have since created a git in my client (Tower) for the website. I have tried to install the patch by downloading the file as 6180.patch then apply patch through the client but this fails to complete.

Is there something else I can do to be able to upload extension zips?

  • Be sure that you're applying the patch correctly. I would suggest looking here instead: github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/pull/6180/files
    – Lodder
    Mar 12, 2015 at 19:12
  • How would you recommend to apply this patch to my files without manually editing them ?
    – StuartM
    Mar 12, 2015 at 19:13
  • Have a look at the following: ariejan.net/2009/10/26/how-to-create-and-apply-a-patch-with-git but to be honest, there's nothing wrong with applying this patch manually by editing the files as it will be released in Joomla 3.4.1 anyway. There are only 3 files you really need to edit
    – Lodder
    Mar 12, 2015 at 19:16
  • 1
    Thanks, what I ended up doing was copying the raw files for the patch and then uploading them which did the trick. If you submit your first reference as an answer I can accept it. Thanks for the advice
    – StuartM
    Mar 12, 2015 at 19:49

2 Answers 2


I believe you are applying the patch incorrectly.

To properly install git patches, you will need to perform a few command line functions which are explain in the following tutorial:


Personally I think you could simply perform the change manually as there are only minor tweaks required in 3 files. To see the code difference, have a look at the pull request submitted to Joomla on Github:



You can use a tool mostly designed for testing purposes under Joomla: com_patchtester

You can directly search after the Pull Request id: 6180.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.