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scrambled egg

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Getting CRITICAL ERROR when uploading any plugin
« on: July 17, 2007, 01:48:14 am »

I am using CPG v1.4.12 bridged with SMF forum v1.1.3
I have my Plugin Manager ENABLED

I have tried to upload the ZIP files of both the JUpload plugin from Etienne and the Shopping Cart plugin from Stramm, tried several times, and keep on getting the following critical error:

There was an error copying the package to the plugins folder.

Any ideas?

« Last Edit: July 17, 2007, 03:00:15 am by Nibbler »
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Re: Getting CRITICAL ERROR when uploading any plugin
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2007, 01:50:16 am »

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Re: Getting CRITICAL ERROR when uploading any plugin
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2007, 02:55:11 am »

I ALWAYS search the board before posting, but for some reason my search did not produce any posts that provided the solution. 

Anyway, I CHMODDED the plugins folder to 777, so this problem is SOLVED.
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Re: Getting CRITICAL ERROR when uploading any plugin
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2007, 02:59:25 am »

Search for the error message. Marking as solved.
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Re: Getting CRITICAL ERROR when uploading any plugin
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2007, 08:33:10 am »

Search results for the search term "There was an error copying the package to the plugins folder".
Additionally, this is being covered in the documentation:
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Method 1: Using the upload interface on coppermine's plugin manager page

  • Download the plugin you need from the internet (usually the coppermine page) to your local hard drive
  • Click the "browse" button on the plugin manager page
  • Navigate to the plugin zip file you just have downloaded to your local PC's hard drive
  • Click "upload"

This is the more elegant and easier method - you just use the upload control on the plugin manager page and the zip file you uploaded gets extracted from the archive and stored on the server within the proper folder. There are two pre-requisites though:

  • PHP running on your webserver needs zip support - not all webserver have zip support enabled.
  • the script needs write permissions within the plugins folder.

If you fail to fullfil those two pre-requisites, this simple method (upload interface) won't work for you (i.e. you will get error messages when trying, or the plugin will even simply fail to work without an error message at all). If this is the case for you, it's recommended not to mess with server setup (unless you're an expert and the server is yours to administer), but just to use the second upload method described below.
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As Nibbler suggested: search the board for the error message you get. Additionally, let me repeat the mantra: it is absolutely mandatory to have read the documentation before being allowed to start a support request on this board.

Joachim
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