August 11, 2022 in Technical Problems
Testing out the latest version of IC using the -TESTINSTALL license. My first try to install the software failed and I wanted to try again by first blowing away the database and file system. On the second go around, I am getting this error: A test installation has already been activated for this license key. Your license key entitles you to one test installation only.
Removing the instance would not remove the set URL. You should install in the same location as preivously. If you need to change that location, please let us know
I am installing to the same server (hostname localhost), same IP (public IP), same webserver (apache2), same SQL location (localhost). The differences are a different SQL login, different filesystem path (var/www/html/ is the same, different subdirectory). Seems I've changed just enough to make the installer think it isn't the same server. Please advise.
3 minutes ago, SDARPREZ said:
If this is a localhost install (on your PC/Mac) for testing, then don't use -TESTINSTALL - it's not required for localhost installations.
It is required for publicly facing test installations
This is one of those situations where what I am asking for is simple, but explaining it is hard.
short version: I need to reset/delete the TESTINSTALL URL/link/whatever you call it so I can install a test instance. I've already asked for that, and I am still asking for that.
longer version: My first virtual server, let's call it host A, runs Debian, has a public IP starting with 66. and has the hostname localhost. IC has been installed there forever and runs fine though it is very out of date. I can't upgrade it without upgrading Python. I've tried once and blew up the server which necessitated restoring from a backup. Not wanting to go down that path again, I built a new virtual server, host B, this time with Ubuntu, a public IP starting with 45., and also has the hostname localhost. I installed a fresh webserver, mySQL instance, created a DB and a user, granted rights, and extracted a new copy of the latest IC in the directory /var/www/html/ips-ce/. The install crashed after accepting the -TESTINSTALL serial. I assume it was building/populating the DB when it crashed. I didn't find anything useful in the syslog, the mySQL log, or the Apache log. So, wanting to try again, I below away the DB, DB user, and deleted /var/www/html/ips-ce. When I tried to install again, I am greeted with two error:
So, I cannot install a 2nd copy of IC on host B. I'd like to, so that I can test migrating from my old IC community to a new one on a new OS.
I have gone ahead and reset that for you, so you can get your testing done
10 hours ago, SDARPREZ said:
No problem 🙂
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