I've downloaded the module, unzipped it and copied it to /var/www/html/moodle/mod/
When I go to the Notifications page I don't see any messages regarding new installed Module (no "Continue" button either) and the Module haven't been installed of course.
What did I do wrong?
How can I find out if Moodle did a least try to install the Module? Are there any logs?
Thanks in advance.
Note: I've tried with two different Activity Modules and the same happend for both of them, so obviously I'm doing something wrong
I download a module called, for example: GREATADDON
And I unzip it on my computer
And I upload the module called GREATADDON to moodle as you did.
But it doesn't work.
Then I discover that inside the folder I uploaded called GREAT ADDON is another folder called GREATADDON that has all the module contents. So Moodle is not recognising the module.
When I upload the second, inner folder only that has the contents, then it works.
If that is not your case, then have a look in the moodle docs here for adding a module
Also - it is definitely an activity module you are trying to install and not a block?
I'd already checked the folder nesting problem and it's ok, the module folder has a similar structure than other modules. And I'm sure they are Activity Modules.
I'll re-check that document you linked.
If it isn't what Mary says, then . . .
Sometimes happen that we upload a block in the modules place. I mean, that we need to be sure if pour target folder to upload is going to be ./moodle/blocks or ./moodle/mod
What's the name of your new activity module Martin?
Martin and Mary
It's documentation states it's an Activity Module and the folder structure indicates so (al least I think it does).
Once unzipped the folder name is just flv and it's url is this one:
According to the file <moodle_root>/mod/flv/db/install.xml it's supposed to create a table named flv which moodle hasn't created.
How can I check if moodle is at least trying to install it? Is there any log? (I've checked the logs in Site Administration > Reports > logs and it says nothing about module installation).
It the same with other Activity Module (mindmap) and also with a Block Module (Google_Text_Translate copied to blocks folder), so most probably it's me doing something wrong:
- any configuration that disables module installation?
- the site is not registered (I'm evaluating moodle and thus working locally), could that be the problem?
Also - as a long long shot - if you go to the add an activity drop down menu, does the flv player appear anyway? (Like ,you blinked and missed the set up? )
I'm using moodle 1.9.5. I'd done exactly as the screencast shows (thanks), without the ftp transfer because everything is local in my case.
My architecture is the following:
- CentOS 5.3
- Apache 2.2.3 with PHP 5.1.6 support
- PostgreSQL 8.1.11
I'll check folder permissions just in case.
Who should be the owner of the module folders and what permissions should it have?
Solved! The user:group owner for the module folders and subfiles/subfolders was apache:apache as I thought that the user running httpd service was apache. I chenged it to root:root and the modules where installed successfully.
Running some commands I found out that there was 1 httpd process being run by root and several more being run by apache.
I still don't know how the installation process managed to install the default modules being apache:apache their user:group owner.
Thanks for your time!
It's good to know that everything its OK now
Believe me . . . when our Moodlefairy appears, all comes to a happy end
I probably have the same problem that you described.
I am trying to install a plugin (I tried both block and assignment type), but the Notifications page is not affected.
The user running Apache is www-data, the owner of moodle_data directory is www-data, and the owner of other moodle directories is root.
Could you describe which directories owners you have on your installation, and what are the permissions, so that I could fix mine?
One more detail: my moodle_data directory is empty. I wonder if it should.
Thank you very much,
I am having the same difficulty installing "Moderated Enrollment" module. I am doing all the steps correctly, I think, any magic I am missing?
I am having this same problem on a Windows IIS server. Where do I find these permissions to fix this problem on Windows?
(oci8po): CREATE TABLE m_manual ( id int(10) unsigned NOT NULL auto_increment, course int(10) unsigned NOT NULL default '0', name varchar(255) NOT NULL default '', summary text , timemodified int(10) unsigned NOT NULL default '0', PRIMARY KEY (id), KEY course (course)) TYPE=MyISAM COMMENT='Defines manual'
907: ORA-00907: missing right parenthesis
ADOConnection._Execute(CREATE TABLE m_manual ( id int(10) unsigned NOT NULL auto_increment, course int(10) unsigned NOT NULL default '0', name varch..., false) % line 775, file: adodb-oci8.inc.php ADODB_oci8.Execute(CREATE TABLE m_manual ( id int(10) unsigned NOT NULL auto_increment, course int(10) unsigned NOT NULL default '0', name varch...) % line 89, file: dmllib.php execute_sql(CREATE TABLE m_manual ( id int(10) unsigned NOT NULL auto_increment, course int(10) unsigned NOT NULL default '0', name varch...) % line 235, file: dmllib.php modify_database(/apps/zend/apache2/moodle/mod/manual/db/oci8po.sql) % line 392, file: adminlib.php upgrade_activity_modules(http://msutmoo01.umdnj.edu/admin/index.php) % line 433, file: index.php
Thought I'd post this in case anyone else was having issues and the other suggestions did not work.
I had a plugin I named siteAdmin (camelCase) and it would not see it. I renamed it to siteadmin (all lowercase) and it saw it. It's probably in documentation somewhere, but if anyone is Googling this, that worked for me!
So I zipped it up and installed it through the uploader and Moodle's validation report helped diagnose the issues I had with it.