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6 June 2010 at 10:14pm
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
7 June 2010 at 7:29pm Last edited: 7 June 2010 8:20pm
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.
8 June 2010 at 4:28pm Last edited: 8 June 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. http://open.silverstripe.org/ticket/5691
This would involve downloading XAMPP or WampServer and installing it to get a basic web server running, then downloading SilverStripe 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: http://doc.silverstripe.org/installation-on-windows-wamp
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.
12 June 2010 at 12:55am
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
14 June 2010 at 9:59pm
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?
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