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Mwendwa Chris's profile picture
Posts: 2

19 June 2009, 3:09 AM

Hello,

I have just come across mahara and wanted to try it and host it locally. I have read the Installing manual and was following it to install.

I created the db and made the necessary config.

Am using a windows platform

When I try to install i get the following error"

Mahara: Site unavailable

Your server configuration does not include the pgsql extension. Mahara requires this in order to store data in a relational database. Please make sure that it is loaded in php.ini, or install it if it is not installed."
Please help me out. what do I do?
Am using mysql.

19 June 2009, 3:43 AM

Your server configuration does not include the pgsql extension.

If you are using MySql, I supose that you changed the $cfg->dbtype variable from
= 'postgres8' to = mysql5
or similar.

is right?

Mwendwa Chris's profile picture
Posts: 2

19 June 2009, 4:43 AM

Anonio thanks av changed to mysql5 but now another error.

Mahara: Site unavailable

Your server configuration does not include the curl extension. Mahara requires this for Moodle integration and to retrieve external feeds. Please make sure that curl is loaded in php.ini, or install it if it is not installed.

19 June 2009, 5:18 AM

Chris,

if you read the page about installing Mahara you will read in PHP Extensions section that you need install or activate the curl extension (and perhaps others).

Bye

Troy Smith's profile picture
Posts: 1

08 September 2009, 1:17 AM

Hello,

Could I have some more explanation on this error please?

I have setup the config.php file and changed the $cfg->dbtype = 'mysql5'

Yet I still get the error for the pgsql not being installed.

Do I still need these extensions even thou I'm not using them?

Is there a local resource where I can get all the extenesions I need to save me searching through the net for them, Everyone doing this install must be going to need them, can we get them up as a resource?

Thanks heaps

Troy Smith

Nigel's profile picture
Posts: 1643

09 September 2009, 8:06 PM

Hi - if you changed the type to mysql5 and it's still asking for pgsql, then I think you might have changed it in the wrong place. Could you paste your config.php here (minus DB password)?
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