Support » Plugin: Duplicator - WordPress Migration Plugin » Error During Step 1 of Local Install, now can't access install.php

  • Resolved Jason McArtor


    Great plugin, used it many times (local & remote), but have just run across an issue I’ve never seen. The file deploys flawlessly remotely, BTW, no issues.

    Locally, however, I attempted to create a copy of a site, the install process quit during step 1 and didn’t get to the Update (step 2) screen. It generated the site files & database, but I was not able to get to the login screen to finish the install, so I dropped the DB & deleted the site files to try again. Since then, each time I go to ~/site/installer.php both Chrome and Safari simply download a copy of the PHP install file and do not initiate the install.

    I’m running MAMP on a Mac. Any ideas.


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  • Plugin Author Cory Lamle


    I would try to start from scratch. Remove all contents from the ~/site/ directory and then copy the installer.php and file back to ~/site/ You may also give your MAMP a restart…

    Let me know if that helps!

    I did start from scratch on the subsequent attempts – sorry I left that out. I restarted MAMP, even restarted and ran a housekeeping app to clean up any possible temp files that may have been causing an issue. Any other ideas?

    Plugin Author Cory Lamle


    If your running version 0.4.4 then you could try commenting out or just removing lines 24-68 in the intaller.php file. That is the logic that forces the file to download. There really should not be any reason why it is getting called though…

    If it still happens then you might try just a basic test.php file and see if its still prompting for a download. If it is at that point then something in your web-server is forcing the web server to download php files vs render them…

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