#22257 Joomla CMS Update issue with F0FDownload etc...

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Latest post by nicholas on Monday, 16 March 2015 05:45 CDT

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I did not find a support category for the Joomla CMS Update component. That's why I post the question here.

I spent a lot of time figuring out why the CMS Update component was giving me a "Unexpected HTTP status 302" message when downloading the new Joomla release package.

It seemed the url to the release package returns a redirect to a Amazon location. Since the website is on a shared hosting server the open_basedir php setting was set by default. This setting prevents cURL to follow redirects.
Fortunately, I could set the open_basedir setting to 'none' where after the update component was able to download the release package and update Joomla successfully.

Could you build in a detection for this situation?

Thanks for the great components.

Kind Regards,

Akeeba Staff
Unfortunately there's no workaround, so there's no point detecting this configuration. The only solution is waiting for PHP 7 when open_basedir will be finally removed because it offers no real protection. FYI the same problem applies to Joomla! Update and Joomla!'s extensions updates. It's a PHP limitation, not much anyone can do about it :(

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

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