Hi, Recently Joomla 1.7 was released and obviously that is an excellent product. And new features also added. If you need any guide regarding installation these articles may help you , I think.
Though this is Joomla 1.6, there are not different between installation of 1.6 and 1.7, So thought not to add a new post on it.
- How to install XAMPP on Linux (Ubuntu 11.04)
- How to run XAMPP server on Windows with a flash drive..(portable XAMPP)
In Joomla installation on XAMPP some guys are talking Joomla is giving some errors with XAMPP. Actually they are not errors, they are warnings. Is the nature of the software to give warnings. In standalone software solutions we normally do something called “error handling”, right!. We need to care about Errors but we don’t need to care warnings too much. So simply we can ignore them. Now the problem arises, “how to turn off the warnings”, I think now I have entered to our today’s topic :D.
First you need to find php.ini configuration file on your XAMPP installation. It may be located at your
(In windows) C:\xampp\php\php.ini
(In Ubuntu Linux) /opt/lampp/etc/php.ini
Then open it on a suitable text editor.
Now find error_reporting on php.ini ( Ctrl+F ) and change it’s value to
E_ALL | E_STRICT = E_ALL & ~E_DEPRECATED
There are three options on error_reporting. By default this value may have E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE or E_ALL | E_STRICT
- Default Value: E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE
- Development Value: E_ALL | E_STRICT
- Production Value: E_ALL & ~E_DEPRECATED
In first two cases, XAMPP will show errors and Warnings. These things are not good when considering Production Level. That means , a live web site should not give errors for user. But it may useful considering development of web site.
And you need to find display_errors on php.ini file and change it’s value to
display_errors = off to make it clearly work! Now save the work and restart the XAMPP server. Joomla will work without any errors. :D
Gihan De Silva