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Installing halts on creating database schema

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16 August 2007 at 9:22am (Last edited: 16 August 2007 9:22am), 18 Posts


I've uploaded the silverstripe script and created the database, all settings in the install.php page are green and fine (minus one warning about 'Check that the php.ini setting allow_call_time_pass_reference is on' - which I don't believe would halt it).

When I continue with the install, the following appears:

I am now running through the installation steps (this should take about 30 seconds)

If you receive a fatal error, refresh this page to continue the installation

Creating 'assets' folder...
Creating 'mysite/_config.php'...
Creating '.htaccess' file...
Existing .htaccess found, merging in SilverStripe rewrite rules
Building database schema...

I've waited a couple of minutes and the page does not reload or continue - and checking the database - nothing has been created.

I'm running SilverStripe on a Linux server with Apache/PHP.

Could someone please advise on a fix?


21 August 2007 at 2:48pm 230 Posts

My only suggestion is to try using the latest daily build at [url][/url]. There have been changes to the building of the database schema recently, perhaps these will solve your problem.


22 August 2007 at 8:51am 18 Posts

I have tried that and still no good.

Im getting frustrated as have tried it 3 times on 3 diferent databases. It looks like such a good system... cant wait to use it.


22 August 2007 at 11:16am 230 Posts

Try going to - this should give some more information on excatly what the problem is.


22 August 2007 at 1:48pm (Last edited: 22 August 2007 2:41pm), 18 Posts

There is not DB folder in your script installation - and it returns a page not found when I try that url (obviously changing it to my domain).

Could someone just export the database for me as SQL... having this alternative would be much simpler I can simply then import the database structure manually.


22 August 2007 at 3:00pm 23 Posts

Not quite sure if this will work dude :S...
Keep me posted ill help were I can.


22 August 2007 at 3:25pm 18 Posts

Well, I assume that if someone who didn't have a problem installing it could then send me any schema files (xml?) and their database structure/data in an SQL dump then that would be the equivelent of the script building the database schema.

Worth a try - I've seen numerous more posts with people with the same problem and no answers - makes sense to have the SQL file for manual installation.


22 August 2007 at 3:51pm (Last edited: 22 August 2007 4:07pm), 230 Posts

There isn't meant to be a db folder, the 404 just means your redirect rules have not been set up correctly, due to the installation failing. I've attached a .htaccess, place it in your root directory and try the db/build again.

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