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error at language choice joomla 2.5.28

Postby jmogey » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:41 pm

I have a web site, fairly simple, that has been running on Joomla 2.5.28 for our buddhist retreat center that I want to upgrade to Joomla 3.
My problem arises when I try to install Joomla 2.5.28 to my local LAMP server. When I try to install Joomla 2.5.28 it hangs at the language screen. I have been able to install 3.6.5 on this same server with no problem. The server uses MySQL 5.7 and php 7.
My idea was to set up the site locally and restore an akeeba backup and then do a local upgrade. At that point I will need a new template (the current site template is not compatible with 3, WS-Minded template) that I want to fiddle with before doing the upgrade to the live site.
I've been unable to get any insight on this language hang-up so any help will be appreciated. Also I'd appreciate comments on my plan (which I know is better put out on the upgrade forum).
Thanks in advance

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Re: error at language choice joomla 2.5.28

Postby toivo » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:08 pm

The problem may be caused by the fact that Joomla 2.5.28 does not work with PHP 7.

If you have Windows workstations, you could install XAMPP or Wampserver with PHP 5.6, for example.

More information: https://downloads.joomla.org/technical-requirements
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Re: error at language choice joomla 2.5.28

Postby jmogey » Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:17 pm

Tolvo, that was the problem. I deleted the whole LAMP stack and installed XAMPP and was able to install 2.5.28 and restore my site locally.
Thanks.


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