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Error while installing plugins from zip #2361

do2ih opened this Issue Apr 29, 2018 · 3 comments


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do2ih commented Apr 29, 2018

When I try to install plugins using the extension manager I get an error: “Unable to identify extension directory, you need to download and install manually”. The error only occurs, when the plugin is a zip-file. No problem if you install a plugin from a tarball. It seems like the problem is located in vendor/splitbrain/php-archive. If I substitute this with the correspondending directory in old-stable everything seems to work fine.


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splitbrain commented Apr 30, 2018

I can not reproduce this. Which plugin did you try to install. What's your environment?


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do2ih commented Apr 30, 2018

My environment is a VM from Bitnami. With oldstable (2017-02-19e) I had no problems. After a update to the new stable (2018-04-22) the reported problem occurs. One of the plugins with the error message is the "Todo"-Plugin. Others have the same Problem. Look here:

I hope, this was helpful for you.


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splitbrain commented May 1, 2018

I was able to reproduce this in a bitnami image. The problem is related to this bug report:

Which turns out to be a setup error of the underlying iconv system. The used codepage is missing. This should probably be fixed on the bitnami images as it makes the iconv library pretty useless.

I found a hint on how to fix this in this commit: phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin@985bdd1 and implemented it in splitbrain/php-archive@a46f3aa tagged as 1.0.10 on the php-archive library.

@splitbrain splitbrain closed this in ddb94cf May 1, 2018

splitbrain added a commit that referenced this issue May 7, 2018

Merge branch 'master' into psr2
* master:
  fixed tests for chunked encoding
  Update PHP logo URL to HTTPS
  Bump updateVersion
  fix draft recovering
  updated php-archive lib. fixes #2361
  translation update
  translation update
  Add simple catch-all to left install.php div
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