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Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:21 am
by jzlcdh
Dear All,

My test site upgraded to 1.6.4 OK using the extension manager but live site gives:

JFolder::create: Could not create directory
Install path does not exist

Error updating COM_INSTALLER_TYPE_TYPE_.

I am looking into what differences there are between test and live (maybe due to test in subdir "joomla16" but live not?) but meanwhile have you any clues?

Regards

Geoff

Re: Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:35 am
by sparmeg
I got the same problem

I get these error messages when trying to install Joomla.
JFolder: :files: Path is not a folder. Path: .../tmp/install_4e268fbf983d7/install_4e268fc270dff
JFolder: :folder: Path is not a folder. Path: .../tmp/install_4e268fbf983d7/install_4e268fc270dff
JFolder: :files: Path is not a folder. Path: ..../tmp/install_4e268fbf983d7/install_4e268fc270dff
JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find Joomla XML setup file
Install path does not exist
Package Install: There was an error installing an extension: Joomla_1.7.0-Stable-Update_Package.zip

When trying to install other joomla 1.6 packages before I have got the error message:
Error updating COM_INSTALLER_TYPE_TYPE_


Every one of my folders have writing permission


System information:
PHP Built On Linux uw03 2.6.32-trunk-amd64 #1 SMP Sat Dec 26 17:13:29 UTC 2009 x86_64
Database Version 5.0.51a-24+lenny5-log
Database Collation utf8_general_ci
PHP Version 5.2.6-1+lenny13
Web Server Apache
WebServer to PHP Interface cgi-fcgi
Joomla! Version Joomla! 1.6.5 Stable [ Onward ] 11-Jul-2011 23:00 GMT
User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_8) AppleWebKit/534.30 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/12.0.742.122 Safari/534.30


I hope someone have a solution for me, cause I can't find it.

Re: Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:46 am
by tvoeten
About same errors upgrading 1.6.5 => 1.7 via Extension Manager: Update

JFTP: : write: Bad response
Install path does not exist

Error updating COM_INSTALLER_TYPE_TYPE_.

Tab "warnings" says:
PHP Upload Size bigger than POST size.
The value of the upload_max_filesize in the php.ini file is greater than the post_max_size variable. The post_max_size variable will take precedence here and block requests larger than it. This is generally a server misconfiguration when trying to increase upload sizes. Please increase the upload_max_filesize to at least match the post_max_size variable or vice versa

Is ther a solution for this problem?

Re: Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:47 pm
by latristesse
Same issue here.

Re: Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:56 am
by thurmma
Same issue here. I have found that nobody ever answers questions at least ones that I have posted. Very disheartening.

Re: Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:31 am
by tvoeten
thurmma wrote:Same issue here. I have found that nobody ever answers questions at least ones that I have posted. Very disheartening.
How many answers did you give already?
Remember what JFK (John F. Kennedy) said:
"Don't ask what Joomla can do for you, ask what you can do for Joomla!!"

Re: Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:47 am
by knuteinar
Same problem here:

if i push the find updates button:
Update: :Extension: Could not open /extension.xml

(if i push it again, the error disappears.)


And this error when i try to update joomla 1.6.5 to 1.7 (or another extension)
JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find XML setup file
Install path does not exist

Error updating COM_INSTALLER_TYPE_TYPE_.

I've tried every solution out there (regarding php.ini, configuration.php, htaccess), except unzipping the archive first, that probably will work. The extension manager is pointless, it has actually never worked exept for the early beta or alfa.

Re: Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:45 pm
by thurmma
tvoeten wrote:
thurmma wrote:Same issue here. I have found that nobody ever answers questions at least ones that I have posted. Very disheartening.
How many answers did you give already?
Remember what JFK (John F. Kennedy) said:
"Don't ask what Joomla can do for you, ask what you can do for Joomla!!"
I haven't given any because I haven't had the expertise to offer a solution :) If there was something that I had the answer to, I would be more than happy to supply the resolution that I found.

Re: Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:03 pm
by perspective
Same boat here...

Re: Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:02 pm
by Azmo
First step is to double check your tmp and log setup in your configuration.php... Sounds like some of you have done it... I have run into a hosting service where there was excess joomla extension packages in the /tmp joomla was reading, yet when I checked my ftp access there was nothing in that directory... When I did ftp the file I wanted to install to /tmp, it did not find that one, but the 'excess' I never had... A trouble-ticket to the hosting service was sent back as 'no problem found' however as soon as I tried again, it worked fine....

Re: Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:41 pm
by crowy
In my instance of this error....

JFolder::create: Could not create directory
Install path does not exist

I found the jupdate folder in root had 444 permissions set and my configuration.php was also 444.

I changed the jupdate to 777 and the configuration.php to 644 and then deleted the jupdate folder, ran the update again and it worked. The new jupdate folder now has a tmp folder nested inside it.

Hope this helps.

Re: Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:26 am
by kilen
I'm having the same error. When I'm running the Update via Extension Manager from Joomla 1.6.6 to Joomla 1.7, I get installation errors like sparmeg posted earlier.

After the error, the Update function tells me that there are no updates available like:
There are no updates available at the moment. Please check again later.

The strange thing is that the footer in Joomla backend say Joomla 1.6.6, while the "Joomla CMS" row in manage extensions table has version 1.7.0-pre. See screenshot in attached image.

What is wrong, please help.

Re: Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:50 am
by xdaxdb
I was having the problem as well. I went to the Joomla root folder and did:

chown -R apache *

That fixed it. I assume because my web server runs as the user "apache" so in order for the Joomla to write to that directory you would either have to change the permissions to 777 (probably not a good idea) or change the file owner to apache.

Re: Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:19 pm
by sovainfo
You'll have to change it back if you want to use FTP to update your webspace. If you have used that only the first time to get Joomla there, then there is no problem. I would have used the FTP layer in Joomla instead. That allows you to continue to use FTP from your PC and do anything from the Joomla administrator.
Too late now, unless you have root access or request the owner to be set back.

In the mean time there are other security settings that allow both Joomla(apache) and you to maintain your webspace. Maybe you can ask your provider or other providers.

Re: Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:00 pm
by Franky131
This problem usually occurs when there is no enough permissions. If you have checked your permissions and yet the same thing happens, it might be the server settings.
Also try to check if the tmp and log path are correct.
you may also try updating your joomla version manually by uploading the files using ftp and overwrite the old ones.

Hope this helps.

Re: Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:31 pm
by siemp bender
What worked for me:

I looked in the tmp directory and did find a .zip file called "com_jce_2324.zip" I changed the permissions from 644 to 755. and after I clicked update in the backend, every thing worked just fine 8)

Re: Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:05 am
by katoshiro
This may not help but might be usefull . I've installed joomla but could not install other language (install path does not exist) , so i changed owner and the group of the foder of the site from root to www-data. im using lamp server on Ubuntu 12.04. Now it works.

Re: Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:29 pm
by Momoshi
This actually worked. I did the same thing as you have said. I changed the permissions of K2_v2.6.8.zip to 7.5.5 in temp folder. It worked like a charm! Thyanks :) :)

Re: Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:56 am
by lausianne
All I needed to do was cleaning (-> deleting everything) from /tmp. Maybe a good habit anyway ...

Re: Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:14 pm
by mrmonteith
I went to Extension Update menu and selected Update Sites. Then clicked on the URL for the update I needed. The XML should list a line of the zip file etc that you need to install. Of course mine was a single zip file. If yours it the main Joomla you might have to dig deeper to find the file you need. Possibly another xml file with it in it.

In my case it was the T3 Framework I needed to update. I found the line for the zip file and put that in the URL and downloaded it. After I downloaded the file I could go back to Install and load it as if I was doing and install from a file.

Re: Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:19 am
by luisfrocha
tvoeten wrote:
thurmma wrote:Same issue here. I have found that nobody ever answers questions at least ones that I have posted. Very disheartening.
How many answers did you give already?
Remember what JFK (John F. Kennedy) said:
"Don't ask what Joomla can do for you, ask what you can do for Joomla!!"
I don't think that's the right way to reply. Some of us don't have enough experience to answer questions, and come here seeking clarifications on issues where we're stuck. Remember, we're not all born knowing how to use all systems ;)

Re: Auto ugrading: "Install path does not exist"

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:35 am
by leolam
@luisfrocha, please refrain from replying to posts of July 2011 (?) That does not contribute anything

Thanks

Leo 8)