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Why am I getting error trying to install Joomla 2.5.7?

Category: Joomla

2012-10-16 1:01 am EST

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Error when attempting to install Joomla 2.5.7 (via cPanel install button).

Error msg:
Could not make the query numbered : 56
MySQL Error No : 1074
MySQL Error : Column length too big for column 'sitename' (max = 255); use BLOB or TEXT instead

Steps taken:
I have tried using the default sitename (My Joomla); a short site name ("X" - no quotes). All rest left default values.

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2012-10-16 8:25 am EST
Hello wickahead, and thanks for the question.

I wasn't able to replicate the problems you had installing Joomla on your account using the Softaculous installer. I did initially receive a warning about the default (robots.txt) file needing to be first removed. But once that was done the installation went through fine.

I went ahead and had it e-mail you the administrative details, so you should be able to login and modify the installation to suit your needs now.

If you're new to Joomla, I might recommend taking a look through our Joomla 2.5 education channel for some explanations on how to use a lot of the features:

Joomla 2.5 Education channel

If you're still having any issues at all please let us know and we'd be glad to help.

- Jacob

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