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Installer stops at, "Building database schema..."


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21 November 2008 at 3:31am Community Member, 16 Posts

Hi, I sympathise with your problem. Had a hell of a time myself and this Building database schema seems pretty familiar to me.

I got SS to install and tried a number of possibilities I listed here:

Essentially, my tips are here:

Check your PHP version - should be 5. If 4, there's the reason for your problems
Check if "allow_url_fopen" is set to on. If off set a php.ini to switch them on
Get a command to tell your server to enable mod_rewrite (see my blog). Make sure it's right for your server / directories.

Go away, do some shopping, have a cup of tea, and wait for your host's server to update everything. Come back and see if it works


21 November 2008 at 3:32am Community Member, 16 Posts

Sorry, I accidentally posted my pennies worth here:


9 December 2008 at 5:52am (Last edited: 9 December 2008 6:46am), Community Member, 2 Posts

I am new to SilverStripe and I am surprise that the core developers has not taken a greater interest in trying resolve this very important problem. The product is only as good as the technical assistance shared within the community.