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Getting SilverStripe up and running on your computer and on your web server.

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Installation problems


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Mianelle

Community Member, 9 Posts

6 June 2010 at 10:14pm

Hi there,

I have tried to install Silverstripe but get lost as I get two errors when trying to install it via Microsoft Web Platform (I have Windows 7)

This is what I have done so far:

- Downloaded Silverstripe
- Downloaded Microsoft Web Platform

But it tells be by the end of the installation proces that
The database 'silverstripe' could not be created.

What does this mean? I am totally blank when it comes to database so I am a beginner here. Do I need to set up some kind of database before installating Silverstripe or is it a lot more straightforward? I have in the installation proces created a new website and a new database. Is this correct?

I hope some one can help me with this simple and yet confusing steps of the installing proces

Thank you very much

Mia

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Sean

Forum Moderator, 922 Posts

7 June 2010 at 7:29pm

Edited: 07/06/2010 8:20pm

Hi Mia,

Which database type did you choose during installation? MySQL or SQL Server?

EDIT I don't believe I was given a choice of database during install, which is interesting. It tries to install MySQL and SQL Server Express at the same time.

I've just setup a Windows 7 Ultimate VM for testing, will see how my WebPI installation goes.

Cheers,
Sean

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Sean

Forum Moderator, 922 Posts

8 June 2010 at 4:28pm

Edited: 08/06/2010 6:22pm

I've run through the install and got the same error on Windows 7. "Database 'silverstripe' could not be created".

A critical ticket has been filed in our bug tracker, looks like a problem with the Web PI portion of the install, as installing SilverStripe manually works fine. [url]http://open.silverstripe.org/ticket/5691[/url]

My suggestion would be to install SilverStripe using [url=http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html]XAMPP[/url] or [url=http://www.wampserver.com]WampServer[/url] on Windows for now. My preference is WampServer.

This would involve downloading XAMPP or WampServer and installing it to get a basic web server running, then [url=http://silverstripe.org/stable-download/]downloading SilverStripe[/url] and copying it into the XAMPP htdocs directory (C:\xampp\htdocs for XAMPP, C:\wamp\www for WampServer).

Finally, browse to http://localhost/<directory name of silverstripe> to start the install process.

More details here: [url]http://doc.silverstripe.org/installation-on-windows-wamp[/url]

You might need to uninstall the programs that WebPI installed when it failed. I don't think it cleans those up automatically.

If you have problems, let me know.

Cheers,
Sean

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Mianelle

Community Member, 9 Posts

12 June 2010 at 12:55am

Hi Sean,

Thanks for your time. I am slowly starting to get an idea how all this are related to each other. However, after carefully followed your advice and the usefull guideline you provided I still seem to have a problem. This time with the Wampserver, as it will not go on-line nor either start up. I do not know whether these two things are connected. When I try to 'rewrite module' or put it on line it gives me this error:

Could not execute menuitem (internal error) [exception] could not perform service action. The service has not been started.

I do not understand why as there should be no web service running (Like Skype and Google talk, make sure to de select the port)

I have also deleted what I installed the first time when it gave me an error.

Hope it makes sense

Thank you once again

Mia

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Mianelle

Community Member, 9 Posts

14 June 2010 at 9:59pm

Hi again

Over the weekend I have been hanging out in the WampServer forum. It turns out that it is not easy nor simple to install the Wampserver on Windows 7 either. What do you suggest me to do? Is it me who is totally ignorant or should I simply not use Windows 7 at all if that is what causes the problems?

Thank you

Mia