Loading...
 

Tiki Installer Requires "The intl PHP Extension"

Status
Closed
Subject
Tiki Installer Requires "The intl PHP Extension"
Version
15.x
Category
  • Error
Feature
Installer (profiles, upgrades and server-related issues)
Resolution status
Fixed or Solved
Submitted by
Thomas
Volunteered to solve
Jonny Bradley
Lastmod by
gezza
Rating
(0)
Description

THE PROBLEM
Tiki15 Beta installer fails, stating:

Zend\I18n\Filter component requires the intl PHP extension

Check tiki-check.php to ensure your system is ready for Tiki or refer to https://doc.tiki.org/Requirements for more information."


HOW I TRIED TO RESOLVE IT
1) I followed the on screen suggestion to run tiki-check.php. This showed me that "intl" was "BAD" and that "intl extension is required for Tiki 15 onwards."

2) I then followed the on screen suggestion to read the documentation at "https://doc.tiki.org/Requirements". However this documentation gave no specific information on the difficulty I was experiencing.

The instructions on screen told me:

With FTP access:
a) Change the permissions (chmod) of the directories to 777.
b) Create any missing directories

c) Execute the Tiki installer again (Once you have executed these commands, this message will disappear!)


3) First I changed the permissions of the directories to 777. It was not clear which directories should be created, or where they should be created, so I skipped the second step. I then executed the Tiki installer again. However, exactly the same error was encountered.

4) I did some further searches and I finally managed to find a reference to this specific problem at: https://dev.tiki.org/zf1-to-zf2. The information provided at this location suggested various methods to make a change to "php.ini". I found this information difficult to understand.

5) After a lot of research I found that "php.ini" was located on the server. However, my server provider would not permit my request to make changes to "php.ini" since they said it would affect other users of the server.

Therefore, as I understand it, my only option to run Tiki15Beta is to:
a) setup my own server
b) use cloud hosting
c) find another service provider who will allow me shell access to "php.ini"


PROBLEM
The onscreen instructions in the Tiki15Beta installer do not provide an effective explanation of, or solution for, the problem: requiring the "intl PHP extension".

The only fix I found, located at https://dev.tiki.org/zf1-to-zf2, was:
a) hard to find the information
b) prohibitively hard to understand the information
c) required shell access to the server

I EXPECTED
a) Not to encounter the need for "intl PHP extension"
b) Clear on screen information as to how to apply any suggested fix.
c) The on screen information should provide an effective fix.
d) The fix should not be restricted to those with shell access to their server.

webwoven
(Thomas)

Solution

Please try r58399 which hopefully removed the dependency (it wasn't popular ;)
Please let us know if it works and is safe, we're waiting a bit longer to release 15.0 because of this

UPDATE:
Applied suggested changes at r58399 and the install is now working for me, seems to be safe and fully functional. Nice work. :-) Thomas.

Importance
10 high
Easy to solve?
5
Priority
50
Demonstrate Bug (Tiki 19+)
Please demonstrate your bug on show2.tikiwiki.org
 About show2.tikiwiki.org

To help developers solve the bug, we kindly request that you demonstrate your bug on a show2.tikiwiki.org instance. To start, simply select a version and click on "Create show2.tikiwiki.org instance". Once the instance is ready (in a minute or two), as indicated in the status window below, you can then access that instance, login (the initial admin username/password is "admin") and configure the Tiki to demonstrate your bug. Priority will be given to bugs that have been demonstrated on show2.tikiwiki.org.

Version: Create show2.tikiwiki.org instance
Ticket ID
5914
Created
Sunday 17 April, 2016 15:17:11 GMT-0000
by Thomas
LastModif
Saturday 23 April, 2016 15:34:39 GMT-0000

Attachments

 filenamecreatedhitscommentversionfiletype 
No attachments for this item


Keywords

The following is a list of keywords that should serve as hubs for navigation within the Tiki development and should correspond to documentation keywords.

Each feature in Tiki has a wiki page which regroups all the bugs, requests for enhancements, etc. It is somewhat a form of wiki-based project management. You can also express your interest in a feature by adding it to your profile. You can also try out the Dynamic filter.

Accessibility (WAI & 508)
Accounting
Administration
Ajax
Articles & Submissions
Backlinks
Banner
Batch
BigBlueButton audio/video/chat/screensharing
Blog
Bookmark
Browser Compatibility
Calendar
Category
Chat
Comment
Communication Center
Consistency
Contacts Address book
Contact us
Content template
Contribution
Cookie
Copyright
Credits
Custom Home (and Group Home Page)
Database MySQL - MyISAM
Database MySQL - InnoDB
Date and Time
Debugger Console
Diagram
Directory (of hyperlinks)
Documentation link from Tiki to doc.tiki.org (Help System)
Docs
DogFood
Draw -superseded by Diagram
Dynamic Content
Preferences
Dynamic Variable
External Authentication
FAQ
Featured links
Feeds (RSS)
File Gallery
Forum
Friendship Network (Community)
Gantt
Group
Groupmail
Help
History
Hotword
HTML Page
i18n (Multilingual, l10n, Babelfish)
Image Gallery
Import-Export
Install
Integrator
Interoperability
Inter-User Messages
InterTiki
jQuery
Kaltura video management
Karma
Live Support
Logs (system & action)
Lost edit protection
Mail-in
Map
Menu
Meta Tag
Missing features
Visual Mapping
Mobile
Mods
Modules
MultiTiki
MyTiki
Newsletter
Notepad
OS independence (Non-Linux, Windows/IIS, Mac, BSD)
Organic Groups (Self-managed Teams)
Packages
Payment
PDF
Performance Speed / Load / Compression / Cache
Permission
Poll
Profiles
Quiz
Rating
Realname
Report
Revision Approval
Scheduler
Score
Search engine optimization (SEO)
Search
Security
Semantic links
Share
Shopping Cart
Shoutbox
Site Identity
Slideshow
Smarty Template
Social Networking
Spam protection (Anti-bot CATPCHA)
Spellcheck
Spreadsheet
Staging and Approval
Stats
Survey
Syntax Highlighter (Codemirror)
Tablesorter
Tags
Task
Tell a Friend
Terms and Conditions
Theme
TikiTests
Timesheet
Token Access
Toolbar (Quicktags)
Tours
Trackers
TRIM
User Administration
User Files
User Menu
Watch
Webmail and Groupmail
WebServices
Wiki History, page rename, etc
Wiki plugins extends basic syntax
Wiki syntax text area, parser, etc
Wiki structure (book and table of content)
Workspace and perspectives
WYSIWTSN
WYSIWYCA
WYSIWYG
XMLRPC
XMPP




Useful Tools

Show PHP error messages