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BUG com_installer not always displaying update script output

[original post - I have now established it is a bug] A strange quirk. Using Joomla 5 my install script for a component is designed to show some information to the user after update. It renders the ...
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Subform default values escaped when installing/discovering plugin first time

I made a small plugin, which uses a repeatable subform param element. It doesn't really matter what the plugin does: <config> <fields name="params"> <fieldset name=...
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How to reinstall Joomla 1.5 site on Hostgator without breaking it?

My website was made in Joomla 1.5 and transferred from previous host. How would I reinstall Joomla on Hostgator and edit the website without breaking it? Are there any tips or a tutorial video to help ...
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Why can't Discover find my extension or What is Discover looking for?

As a result of a mistake I made in the way I set up an extensions symlinks my extension was not being found when using the Discover feature of Joomla, this lead me to stepping through the installer ...
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Is there a way to remove obsolete folders on update from the install script?

The install script can delete obsolete files by creating as a protected property an array called $deleteFiles containing relative paths, and calling the inherited method removeFiles(). However, this ...
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Discover utility not finding component

I'm developing a component and Joomla can't find it using the Discover utility. This is my component xml file. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <extension type="...
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I am new to Joomla and I'm trying to figure out if I need to install the software or if I can just log in online to make changes

I recently started a summer job and it requires some website management. The company that hired me already has their website through Joomla! and I am just trying to figure out if I need to download ...
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What is the correct way to insert the first category called "Uncategorized" in the categories table in the SQL file during installation of component?

I also need to know if the insert of the table #__content_types is correct and if there is something missing in the SQL installation code. SET time_zone = "+00:00"; CREATE TABLE IF NOT ...
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Uninstalling packages with shared component

I have three related components - call them comA comB and comC comA and comB both use comC (comC manages a table of people details. Individuals may be used by comA or comB or both). Some sites want ...
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How to find what is dependent on a particular library?

I have a library installed that I'm reluctant to remove because I don't know what is dependent on it. How can I find that out?
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Finalizing the Joomla Installation in Ubuntu

I am new to Joomla, I have installed it on Ubuntu 21.04 / with apache2 & Mariadb-server/client. My issue at the moment when attempting to access the Joomla via a web browser and Error appears (see ...
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Install Script - J3 to J4

This question was raised on the Joomla General Development Google group list but I was unable to respond successfully (6 replies deleted - I obviously did something wrong) - so I thought I'd raise the ...
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How to enable or disable plugins from manifest file?

I have written a component and it installs fine except that the plugins are all installing as enabled. What I want to do is enable some and disable others. Here is what I have tried: <plugins ...
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XML full stable Joomla package location?

What's the URL of the xml including latest full stable Joomla packages? I have found this one (https://update.joomla.org/core/sts/extension_sts.xml) but there's only updates packages. I need to get ...
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Joomla 3.9.23 Installation error after moving configuration file

I've installed last version of Joomla (3.9.23) and have encountered a problem. When I install Joomla with automatic setup all is working correctly. What I need is to install Joomla by deploying ...
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Install component via FTP, copy component from one installation to another

I have a weird and unfortunate situation. I use a certain component which the creator of it retires due to stage four cancer. This means that I cannot download the component anymore, but I do have the ...
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JFolder: :files: Path is not a folder. Path: D:\XamppInstalation\htdocs\joomla\modules\mod_helloworld2\sql\mysql\updates

I followed the tutorial on the Joomla website about Creating a simple module/Using the Database. I created the following XML file: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <...
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Joomla 3.9 Installation stalled

I'm replacing an old laptop and trying to get a Joomla 3.9.21 test site runing on the new computer. Since I've done this in the past, decided to do so manually instead of using XAMPP. Running on ...
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How to create a Joomla module and be able to install it?

I've read all the official Joomla documentation and videos available to learn how to make a basic module, however, when I finish making a module, I can't manage to install it in my Joomla project. I ...
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Virtuemart installation first page not working?

I'm trying to install Virtumart on my apache server. I used this reference as my installation guide: https://hostadvice.com/how-to/how-to-install-joomla-on-an-ubuntu-18-04-vps-or-dedicated-server/ ...
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Akeeba Backup is ready to backup your site, but there are potential issues Default Output directory in use

When setting up a new installation of Joomla and installing my base components, one of these being Akeeba Pro, I now get the following warning: Akeeba Backup is ready to backup your site, but there ...
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How to install Joomla on Digital Ocean (Debian 9)?

I am a new user to Digital Ocean and I need to install Joomla to develop a small newspaper portal. I chose Debian 9, but I don’t know how to accomplish this task. I’ve researched here in the ...
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CLI Joomla installation

I'm using the official Joomla Docker repo to (hopefully) rapidly install a Joomla docker instance for testing my component development. I copy my component over to the server and extract it. However, ...
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New Joomla install but can't install extensions. Get 500 Internal Server error

Tried installing extensions 'from Web' and installing 'from Folder'. The files were added to the /tmp folder and extracted, but did not get installed. Screen jumps from installing to 500 error: 500 ...
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Very slow initialization of Joomla when on remote database

Running Joomla 3.9.15. When I am using a remote database (still on the same local network though), I am facing massive slow downs on the "before preloadComponents" phase of Joomla init. The actual ...
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Install from web tab fails installation

Install from Web tab initially returned a blank page in both Firefox and Chrome. I disabled then uninstalled plugin. When I click on "Add Install from Web" button, I get the following: Error ...
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Can't install Fabrik - Warning: Install path does not exist

I'm new to Joomla (3) and not an expert in Linux (Ubuntu 18). I have unzipped the package into 'factory_pkg' a folder in web-root. Inside of it I have 'packages' and 'pkg_fabrik.xml'. When I run ...
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Create a new folder in 'images' when installing module

I'm working on a basic module to display an image carousel. The module itself works well, but what I want to do now is create a new folder called 'carousel' within the root 'images' folder when the ...
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Joomla Warning Showing Incorrect PHP Version

Using Joomla 3.9.8 I recently migrated from localhost (PHP 7.1.9) to a live server (PHP 7.2) On localhost my site was installed at localhost/mysote. On my live server it's installed at dev.example....
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Cannot install due to memory being exhausted and duplicated software

I have a problem with a Joomla! site that I did not build. It is due to memory being exhausted. When I try to install I get this message: Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes ...
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How to programmatically create and install a module during component postflight?

I want to create and install a module via component postflight. I can get postflight etc. to work, but I can't get it to create and install the module. Code I've created: // Get the database object ...
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How to set up Joomla! 4 properly

I'm trying to do a pull request for Joomla! 4. I've downloaded the repro and changed branch but now I need a working copy of J4 so I can test my code. I try to install it the usual way but it the ...
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How to write a complex installer script for a component?

I would like to ask the user some questions in a dialog way during installation of my component. As far as I know, this could be done in the preflight method. But I am not sure how to do user ...
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How to integrate my custom Administrator component with core Joomla database tables during install?

Background: I am starting to package up three associated custom Joomla extensions that I've developed. (This is directly associated with my previous JSE question, if you want more context.) The ...
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Joomla 4 beta - Internal Service Error but no logged error

I've installed Joomla 4 beta 7 for development upgrading a Joomla 3 component. I have my logs (apparently) working correctly and I have test error log messages printing to the PHP error log as ...
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Installation page not shown due to MySql access denied and 500 server error

On Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, the installation page is not shown. Instead, I see a blank page with Error On MySql log I see this: Access denied for user ''@'localhost' (using password: NO) However I ...
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Custom message after plugin installation

After an installation process, the translated manifest description from the sys.ini-file is shown in the Extension Manager. Unfortunately this text is also shown while editing the (published) plugin ...
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How can I activate a module via script?

I install together with my component a few modules. Also one for the backend. This shall be directly activated via the script. So I have a few lines added to update the #__modules table to get this ...
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Plugin description translation

I have problem with plugin description translation. After first install the description is not translated. After second install (without uninstalling) the description is translated. Where is problem?
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Multiple primary key defined error when installing Jomestate plugin

I have Joomla 3.8.5 stable version. The code I am tring to execute is: Pastebin SQL code (I am tring to install the JOMESTATE plugin) I get the following error: JInstaller: :Install: Error SQL ...
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Dependency check while installing a component

Suppose, one component is dependant upon the presence of another component. I found a function that is activated before installation: create a file "script.php": <?php // No direct access to this ...
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Error 0: The address xxxxx is not in the database

After installing my website on a local machine using Bitnami, I can see that both files and database have been properly restored. However, the home page is diplaying the error: The address xxx is not ...
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Created Module: JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find Joomla XML setup file

I am working on creating my first module. I have been following this tutorial and I have stopped right before this step for creating database tables. The problem is: I enter the path to this ...
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Error: Incorrect table definition; there can be only one auto column and it must be defined as a key

I am trying to install joomla 3.7.5. I am facing an Error message: Error: Incorrect table definition; there can be only one auto column and it must be defined as a key The table '#...
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How to make manual re-installation of Joomla! Core without losing extensions?

Website is broken after update, Joomla core is corrupted, php fatal errors are thrown, backend is not accessible or backend re-installation isn't working and there is no backup of the site. How can I ...
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Running install script on Module Installation: How can I set a module chrome programatically?

I have created a custom module and I want to change the module chrome to "none". This can be achieved in the back end, but I would like it as the default behaviour in case others use the module. I ...
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How stop update/installation by install script and mantain actual folder?

I found by Joomla 3.x, that I can use an install script something like this: class lib_exampleInstallerScript { public function install($adapter) { // during install } ...
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Joomla 3.7 404 Component Not Found

I've just upgraded to Joomla 3.7 (from 3.5) and now I'm encountering issues after installing extensions & components. I receive a 404 Component not found error. I've tried with various extensions ...
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404 after site restoration with Akeeba Kickstart

I have received a backup of a client's website as a .jpa file and I'm trying to install it locally into MAMP. The site is using Joomla! 3.6.5 Stable and Joomla Platform 13.1.0 Stable [ Curiosity ] ...
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Package installation with conditions

I have a package (Joomla! 3x) that contains 2 plugins and it install/update and uninstall correctly. But now, I need to refine the installation/update process. Scenario on fresh installation: If ...
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