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Installation diagnostic check says cURL not installed, but it is

Thread began 5/13/2014 3:39 am by MagsW | Last modified 5/13/2014 12:47 pm by Jason Byrnes | 440 views | 7 replies |

MagsW

Installation diagnostic check says cURL not installed, but it is

I can't get PowerCMS to install on a site on our dedicated server. I have already installed it on other domains on the server in the past with no problems. When I get the Diagnostic page, everything checks out except for:

"cURL is not installed. Contact your hosting provider to have cURL installed"

I contacted our server provider anyway and asked them to install cURL, which they have done (I've double-checked using phpinfo). I removed all the PowerCMS files locally and from the server and started the installation process again, but still getting the same error. Can you help?

Thanks
Margaret

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

When it tests the cURL install, it tries to make a cURL post to the webassist site. your server must be blocking the cURL Post to our site.

Use this code to test the curl installation and make sure it can make a post to the webassist site:

<?php
error_reporting(E_ALL);
ini_set('display_errors','on');
$c = curl_init();
curl_setopt($c, CURLOPT_URL, "https://www.webassist.com/");
curl_setopt($c, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 90);
curl_setopt($c, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
curl_setopt($c, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, 0);
curl_setopt($c, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt($c, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, "");
$result = curl_exec($c);

if(!curl_errno($c)){
$info = curl_getinfo($c);
echo 'Took ' . $info['total_time'] . ' seconds to send a request to ' . $info['url'];
} else {
echo 'Curl error: ' . curl_error($c);
}
?>
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MagsW

Hi Jason, it seems to be fine - it returned this:

Took 0.719566 seconds to send a request to https://www.webassist.com/

I just tried to load the /install_cms page again and this time I just got a blank page - it didn't even redirect to the diagnostic.php page. The link is in the PM section.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I'll need to troubleshoot directly, see the private message section.

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MagsW

Details in the PM section.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

See PM

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MagsW

Ah, fixed it - the PowerCMS connection was using the server IP address which Dreamweaver could connect to no problem, however changing it to localhost allowed the PowerCMS installation to connect. Now installed, thanks!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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