Site Restoration

#14313 PHP Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class S3Exception in /Users/test/sites/aha_patched/kickstart.php on line 84

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Environment Information

PHP version
CMS Type
CMS Version
Backup Tool Version
Kickstart version


Mandatory information about my setup:

Have I read the related troubleshooter articles above before posting (which pages?)? Yes, php error
Have I searched the tickets before posting? yes
Have I read the documentation before posting (which pages?)? yes, all
Joomla! version: 1.5.20
PHP version: 5.4.4
MySQL version: (unknown)
Host: (optional, but it helps us help you)
Akeeba Backup version which took the backup: (unknown)
Kickstart version used to extract the backup: 3.6 Pro

Description of my issue:

I am trying to deploy a site locally. I am running Mamp Pro 2.1.1 on OS X 10.8.2

When I execute the kickstart install I get a blank page and PHP throws this error:

PHP Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class S3Exception in /Users/test/sites/aha_patched/kickstart.php on line 84

The only way I can get it to run is to revert to PHP 5.2.17. I have not seen this listed as a known bug.

Is kickstart really not compatible with PHP 5.4.4 or PHP 5.3.14 because I get this error when trying to use these versions? This seems like a pretty huge bug, will this ever be fixed? It this platform specific somehow?

I need to deploy to another server soon where I can't switch PHP versions...

Akeeba Staff

Kickstart is being developed on a MacBook Pro Retina with OS X Mountail Lion on PHP 5.3. It is then tested against PHP 5.4 using MAMP Pro on the same machine. That is to say that with an identical configuration as you I can not reproduce this issue. Please make sure that there are no other kickstart.*.php files in that directory. Tht would be the only explanation for this issue.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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