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Installing SilverStripe

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

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Install problem with silverstripe 3.0.0 beta: Blank install page


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3 April 2012 at 2:21pm (Last edited: 3 April 2012 2:23pm), Community Member, 1 Post

Hello together,

I have a 2.x installation of silverstripe running.
As it looks really very promising, I wanted to try out the new 3.0.0 beta.
I downloaded the .tar.gz, copied it to a folder, set up a database etc.
But already the first step goes wrong. With my 2.x with exactly the same apache configuration in this folder it worked.
With the 3.0.0 just copied into this folder I only see a blank page at and at . No error message at all. Nothing.
I looked up the apache server error log file. It contains the following line for every call of these pages:

PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM, expecting ',' or ')' in /srv/www/vhosts/ on line 280
PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM, expecting ',' or ')' in /srv/www/vhosts/ on line 280

I am not very experienced with problems like that with silverstripe. Up to now it was well running. Please, if anyone has suggestions: I would appreciate any idea!

Best regards



5 April 2012 at 11:00pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Try the latest master download from git. This was a bug with the 3.0.0 release archive that was fixed pretty quick (I believe).


13 April 2012 at 12:31am Community Member, 83 Posts

Hi Willr where do I find the latest relase have been to git but cant find anything that has to do with SS 3


13 April 2012 at 5:46pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

You'll need to download the framework and cms modules, replace those folders in your install just as you do for any other upgrade.