JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find Joomla XML setup file

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JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find Joomla XML setup file

Postby logomotion » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:31 am

Hi all, I am trying to install a couple different photo slideshow modules (shackslides & nivoslider) via the extension manager, and I get this error for both:

JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find Joomla XML setup file

I have tried changing permissions & tried installing from tmp directory & also url, none are working.

This only happens on Joomla 3.0, I have tested on another site using Joomla 2.5 and it uploads successfully.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Re: JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find Joomla XML setup file

Postby ozneilau » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:48 pm

The "Cannot find Joomla XML setup file" usually means you are trying to install an extension that wasn't designed for the version of Joomla you are installing to.

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Re: JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find Joomla XML setup file

Postby logomotion » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:11 am

OK, thanks for your response Neil.

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Re: JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find Joomla XML setup file

Postby Webdongle » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:13 am

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Re: JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find Joomla XML setup file

Postby ipakenny » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:50 am

KevMalkoun wrote:1. Open the XML file inside the ZIP
2. Change (twice)

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<install
to

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<extension

3. Save the file and install it

Enjoy!


Also need to change (twice)

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</install
to

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</extension

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Re: JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find Joomla XML setup file

Postby slowbox » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:14 pm

ipakenny wrote:
KevMalkoun wrote:1. Open the XML file inside the ZIP
2. Change (twice)

Code: Select all

<install
to

Code: Select all

<extension

3. Save the file and install it

Enjoy!


Also need to change (twice)

Code: Select all

</install
to

Code: Select all

</extension


Just to piggy back on this thread since I'm having similar issue! :)

That ALMOST fixed my extension install as well... I got a successful install message briefly, then it was replaced with an error "500 Invalid Controller"

Dump:

Invalid Controller
Call stack
# Function Location
1 JAdministrator->dispatch() JROOT/administrator/index.php:56
2 JComponentHelper::renderComponent() JROOT/administrator/includes/application.php:162
3 JComponentHelper::executeComponent() JROOT/libraries/legacy/component/helper.php:339
4 require_once() JROOT/libraries/legacy/component/helper.php:359
5 JError::raiseError() JROOT/administrator/components/com_jevents/jevents.php:109
6 JError::raise() JROOT/libraries/legacy/error/error.php:242


... A generic search for this 500 error returned someones advice to reinstall Joomla but that seems a bit extreme :/

Extension is latest version of Jevents 2.2.8 calendar which says 3.x compatible (running 3.0).

My first post here still getting familiar with Joomla. Any help would be awesome, thanks.

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Re: JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find Joomla XML setup file

Postby manishsankari » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:13 pm

@KevMalkoun
Thank you so much !!!


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Re: JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find Joomla XML setup file

Postby SirNickity » Sat May 11, 2013 1:41 am

I got the OP's error message, and it turned out my XML file had an un-closed tag in it. Make sure the XML is well-formed.

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Re: JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find Joomla XML setup file

Postby valenka » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:16 am

Using Joomla 2.5.11 - cannot get a Google analytics extension/plugin to work - can anyone please help.

First tried - Asynchronous Google Analytics plugin error - The file AsynGoogleAnalytics.xml could not be found.
Then tried uninstalling it and got ANOTHER ERROR!!!

Moved on to ... Google Analytics Dashboard (module)
JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find XML setup file

Farout. Does anyone have a google plugin that's working on Joomla 2.5.11???

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Re: JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find Joomla XML setup file

Postby Hampte » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:38 pm

I even got this message, "JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find Joomla XML setup file" if I try Joomla the first time after a couple of years. The posts doesn't help me, but what helps was to assign the *.zip extension to the standard windows program (Explorer for Win 7). Before this if I got the failure message I used HaoZip. My intstallation of HaoZip even gives a failure when double Click a *.zip file.
So it seems that joomla uses the attached standard programm for unzipping. It could not unzip and has no xml - file.
After this installing a template works. I didn't try other extensions yet.

Greetings and good luck

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Re: JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find Joomla XML setup file

Postby DaxAttack2014 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:43 am

There are two sub folders in the main VirtueMart downloaded zip file...Extract the two sub folders that are also in zip format. Upload and install the mail file then the one with .aio extension separately...that should do it.

Rolex

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Re: JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find Joomla XML setup file

Postby F2_Rick » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:50 am

I had the same error installing JCE Additional Plugins that was resolved by using Components -> JCE Editor -> Install Add Ons. May be the component would prefer to do the add ons.
I once had a VitueMart Email component that wouldn't update with a similar error through Extensions, it turned out the actual archive was inside the downloaded archive (thanks for that ;)
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Re: JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find Joomla XML setup file

Postby jootempl » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:57 am

Login as admin, chose System-> Global Configuration-> Server-> Path to Temp Folder, Did the url to the tmp folder true?


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