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anonymous profile picture
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29 March 2011, 1:05 AM

I'm installing a fresh copy of Mahara onto a new WAMP server, and the installation keeps hanging on the core component. From what I can tell its creating the required tables (there are  83 tables listed in the database), but the installation doesn't get any further than the core component (sits there with the rotating graphic and "Loading..." in the top left. Its been stuck there for at least 15 minutes now.

Machine details:

  • Windows 7
  • XAMPP Win32 1.7.4 VC6 (brand new install)
  • Curl and GD plugins are installed and enabled
  • Database is set to UTF8-General-CI
  • InnoDB engine enabled

I've tried this with 1.3.3, 1.3.4 and 1.3.5 with the same problem. I had 1.3.3 running on here previously without any issues, but after reinstalling WAMP I'm now getting this problem. There's nothing in the apache error logs which would indicate a problem.


Any thoughts ?

anonymous profile picture
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29 March 2011, 10:17 PM


The problem was PHP's max_execution_time setting. Added a recommendation to increase it to the troubleshooting wiki.

François Marier's profile picture
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29 March 2011, 11:42 PM

Awesome. Thanks for updating the wiki Tim!

Wullie's profile picture
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30 March 2011, 3:09 AM

I had the same problem with it hanging and found that commenting out the extension=php_fileinfo.dll line in php.ini fixed my problem

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