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Problems with installation


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4 November 2006 at 11:54am Community Member, 1 Post

Hello from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
I have just tried to install silverstripe, and I´m getting the following error:

Building database...
Warning: file_get_contents( [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /www/silver/install.php on line 246

Loading initial content...

I have installed SilverStripe CMS successfully!

database user is root, so it shouldn´t be a problem when creating database.
all files belog to www-data... so that shouldn´t be a problem either.

Any suggestions?

Best regards,


6 November 2006 at 12:06pm Administrator, 679 Posts

Chances are, the web-server was unable to visit itself for some reason.

To finish the install:
* Visit
* Then visit

That should fix everything.


14 November 2006 at 12:28am Administrator, 679 Posts

The latest installer isn't affected by this sort of issue. We put a fair bit it of work into making it more reliable.