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Re: Installation Error (fresh install of Beta 3)
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2017, 06:45:03 PM »
https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Contributing_to_SMF#How_to_install_SMF_from_github

OK Thanks, understood!

I've done this, and now get the following error at step 1.  As discussed earlier in this topic, I do meet the minimum requirements.

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Critical Error!
Warning! You do not appear to have a version of PHP installed on your webserver that meets SMF's minimum installations requirements.
If you are not the host, you will need to ask your host to upgrade, or use a different host - otherwise, please upgrade PHP to a recent version.

If you know for a fact that your PHP version is high enough you may continue, although this is strongly discouraged.

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Re: Installation Error (fresh install of Beta 3)
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2017, 08:04:32 PM »
Thanks for all the info.

Sorry for not specifying using the github version...   I should have specified that.
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Re: Installation Error (fresh install of Beta 3)
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2017, 07:38:48 AM »
Any further help appreciated.

I don't think we want to start testing it properly until we can get a clean, fresh install of it to work.

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Re: Installation Error (fresh install of Beta 3)
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2017, 11:28:55 AM »
I cannot reproduce the php version error. 

What is really odd is that you did not get that error on the prior installation.  Are you using the exact same environment?

It may be helpful to see what phpinfo() says in that environment, to see if it detects the right php version:
   https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/What_is_a_phpinfo()_file

The installation is intended to work from a fresh set of files (i.e., the folder should be empty beforehand) & to populate an empty database.  Are you attempting a fresh install, in a clean new folder?

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Re: Installation Error (fresh install of Beta 3)
« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2017, 11:44:59 AM »
ther is no error as fare i see,
in the install.php is min version of 5.4.45 and he got 5.4.37
and his version is lower as the defined version. -> works as designed.

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Re: Installation Error (fresh install of Beta 3)
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2017, 12:24:28 PM »
Yep...   It just changed days ago (I'm assuming as a result of lessons learned with 2.0.14).  I hadn't noticed that.  That explains why there was no php version issue on the prior attempt. 

Options are to upgrade the php version, or, if that's a problem at the moment, to use the released beta version. 

« Last Edit: June 11, 2017, 12:41:54 PM by shawnb61 »
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Re: Installation Error (fresh install of Beta 3)
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2017, 12:30:14 PM »
the beta version had a bug that the user was trying to see if was resolved in the github version.

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Re: Installation Error (fresh install of Beta 3)
« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2017, 12:52:39 PM »
ther is no error as fare i see,
in the install.php is min version of 5.4.45 and he got 5.4.37
and his version is lower as the defined version. -> works as designed.

Thank you, and understood.

Is there any way the error message could actually say that (the version number required/found) ?

I have no way to upgrade my PHP version, unfortunately, so will have to put the project on hold (although I will ask my hosting company if they can help).

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Re: Installation Error (fresh install of Beta 3)
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2017, 01:32:53 PM »
5.4.45 i think is to high any minor version of 5.4.x should be enough.

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Re: Installation Error (fresh install of Beta 3)
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2017, 05:40:02 PM »
5.4.45 i think is to high any minor version of 5.4.x should be enough.

Of course 5.4.0 would be high enough. But we can blame all the hosts for not being up to date.
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Re: Installation Error (fresh install of Beta 3)
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2017, 08:50:22 PM »
This should take care of The QE2 Story Forum once it is merged: https://github.com/SimpleMachines/SMF2.1/pull/4119
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Re: Installation Error (fresh install of Beta 3)
« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2017, 01:23:22 PM »
Me again, and I come with good news!

My hosting company upgraded me to PHP 5.6.30.  I deleted everything, re-downloaded release 21 from github, copied the files from the other folder and created a blank db_last_error.php, and then ran the install.

Perfection - not a single problem.

Thank you.

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Re: Installation Error (fresh install of Beta 3)
« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2017, 01:37:23 PM »
Good to hear.

Meanwhile, the requested change has been merged, so anyone else PHP 5.4.0 or higher will be able to install SMF 2.1.
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