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ThePhantom
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« on: November 10, 2013, 04:51:30 PM »

Been trying to figure this out for hours not. No luck trying to fix this. this is on a shared server so I do not have access to the php.ini or I can't figure out how to get to it. I installed Owncloud and this is the problem/error I receive: "The PHP module 'fileinfo' is missing. We strongly recommend to enable this module to get best results with mime-type detection."  Yes I have even been checking on their site as well. Tried some of the things I had found there but most of them say I need the php.ini or dll.

Any ideas? I am at a loss now. Warning I am not great at any of this webhost/design stuff. used to do this a bit way back when most stuff was just html, but not much anymore.

Thanks in advance
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 06:40:53 PM »

You do have your own php.ini on shared servers. There's no file by default, so you may have to add it, and your .htaccess will need an entry to point to it.

See http://www.php.net/manual/en/fileinfo.installation.php . It sounds like it should be a standard part of PHP 5.3 and up, and maybe an extension for earlier versions... what version is your server running?

Note that shared servers do not allow background processes, so it is possible that OwnCloud is not allowed. You might want to check with LP support before you put a lot of time into this.
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013, 07:41:22 PM »

The PHP Version is 5.3.27.

I had a previous version that worked at one point. Then attempted an update and somehow screwed it all up. Finally now getting back to setting things up by reinstalling it. It seems to be working for the most part. Having some issues. It syncs fine on my tablet and when I manually upload stuff via computer but it won't sync with their desktop application. Odd thing is I can use a different application that will sync to it. go figure. Now it is still giving me that notification in the admin panel so I am not sure if that is why the desktop sync is not working properly.

That link is all Greek to me. lol I will try and figure out where and how to install that file and edit the .htaaccess then.

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2013, 09:18:00 PM »

Have added a php.ini with a couple lines in there. Also made a couple tweaks in the .htaccess one was pointing it to the .ini file
Still having the error as well as another that I had noticed.
Fatal PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/timezonedb.so' - /usr/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/timezonedb.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory at Unknown#0

Been going back and forth with LP tech support now trying to help me out. Been frustrating trying to fix this for a couple days. When we get this figured out I will try and post the solution. For now if you have any other ideas that may be helpful.

Things have changed a lot in creating/maintaining websites. It's been awhile since I have really done it and at that time only used html.
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2013, 07:05:37 AM »

I have no idea if that missing module is normally part of a PHP installation, or if this is something specific to your configuration. Since you're working with tech support, they'll be the ones in the best position to help you.

I still don't know if you're trying to do this on a shared server, VPS, or dedicated. As I said before, if it's a shared server, check with support if they'll allow Owncloud in the first place. If it needs background processes, it may not be permitted.

Good luck!
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