Plugin Uninstall: Manifest file invalid or not found - JoomlArt
Unofficial Default Joomla Template is here Free Download
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 20 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • dieudonne JATCJAEC
    #173677

    Hello,

    we have a lot of plugin jaupdater.xxx. We want to clean this but it is impossible (see our screenshot for more understanding)
    When we do this, we have this error message :
    <blockquote>Plugin Uninstall: Manifest file invalid or not found.</blockquote>

    1) What is it ? And what is the origin of these strange plugins ?
    2) How to cleanly remove?

    Thank in advance


    1. 2012-02-08-09h19_04
    dieudonne JATCJAEC
    #437659

    Thank to Blaine for this very short answer!
    <blockquote>delete the plugin from the database</blockquote>

    But what about our first question :

    1) What is it ? And what is the origin of these strange plugins ?

    Thank in advance

    photographe Friend
    #437733

    Hi,

    I had the same problem with a joomla plugin for K2. I installed a plugin name j-google and the plugin seem not to install completely so I tried to uninstall it and I had the same error message. Could not uninstal it properly so I went in my database with php admin and remove the plugin manually. Very anoying problem.

    Hope it helps !

    <em>@dieudonne 299692 wrote:</em><blockquote>Thank to Blaine for this very short answer!

    But what about our first question :

    1) What is it ? And what is the origin of these strange plugins ?

    Thank in advance</blockquote>

    Blaine Friend
    #437777

    First, let me quote your ticket:
    <blockquote>we have a lot of plugin jaupdater.xxx. We want to clean this but it is impossible (see our screenshot for more understanding)
    When we do this, we have this error message :

    Plugin Uninstall: Manifest file invalid or not found.

    1) What is it ? And what is the origin of these strange plugins ?
    2) How to cleanly remove?</blockquote>
    Sorry if my answer was too short but I answered your question on the ticket.
    As for how they got there, how would I know that? I am not a mind reader nor do I have inside information as to what you have done on the site.
    All I am aware of are the 86 previous tickets you have been helped on, many of which I helped with and you seemed pleased with the answer.

    Thanks!

    dieudonne JATCJAEC
    #437805

    Hello,

    I do not question the previous tickets (many were bugs in the extensions and templates!), but the goal is to search the origin of the problem.
    When developing a plugin and that you realize that it generates errors, you fix this to correct the problem, but the most important is to search the origin of this problem to never happen again. Maybe you can share this with developers?

    And for other people (the first answer is not very explicit), here is a screenshot of what you can find in the database
    and the name of the table to search (this is your-database-prefix_extensions)


    1. 2012-02-10-10h29_15
    Blaine Friend
    #438482

    The files mentioned in your first screenshot are from the following JA items:
    googlemap
    popup
    jat3
    tabs
    thumbnails
    So the question is, are theses things installed or not?
    I would then do and try to remove these items from the cPanel or FTP through your host and if problem persists, I would removed the databases for these items.
    I hope this helps more.

    dieudonne JATCJAEC
    #438530

    Thank, and of course this item is installed.
    We already delete it from the database like mentioned in our last post!

    <blockquote>And for other people (the first answer is not very explicit), here is a screenshot of what you can find in the database
    and the name of the table to search this is your-databese-prefix_extensions</blockquote>

    Apparently, it is working, but we don’t understand why this item were appear.
    This site was build with Joomla 1.6 (and updated to Joomla 1.7).

    dieudonne JATCJAEC
    #446200

    Ok, in fact it doesn’t work at all.
    If we click on discover in “Extension Manager: Discover”, this file appears again…
    with error

    Failed loading XML file
    /home/www/88f713b69e9666e8466e69535bceeda4/web/modules/mod_default/mod_default.xml
    XML: failed to load external entity "/home/www/88f713b69e9666e8466e69535bceeda4/web/modules/mod_default/mod_default.xml"
    Failed loading XML file
    /home/www/88f713b69e9666e8466e69535bceeda4/web/administrator/modules/mod_default/mod_default.xml
    XML: failed to load external entity "/home/www/88f713b69e9666e8466e69535bceeda4/web/modules/mod_default/mod_default.xml"
    XML: failed to load external entity "/home/www/88f713b69e9666e8466e69535bceeda4/web/administrator/modules/mod_default/mod_default.xml"
    Failed loading XML file
    /home/www/88f713b69e9666e8466e69535bceeda4/web/templates/atomic/templateDetails.xml
    XML: failed to load external entity "/home/www/88f713b69e9666e8466e69535bceeda4/web/modules/mod_default/mod_default.xml"
    XML: failed to load external entity "/home/www/88f713b69e9666e8466e69535bceeda4/web/administrator/modules/mod_default/mod_default.xml"
    XML: failed to load external entity "/home/www/88f713b69e9666e8466e69535bceeda4/web/templates/atomic/templateDetails.xml"
    Failed loading XML file
    /home/www/88f713b69e9666e8466e69535bceeda4/web/templates/beez5/templateDetails.xml
    XML: failed to load external entity "/home/www/88f713b69e9666e8466e69535bceeda4/web/modules/mod_default/mod_default.xml"
    XML: failed to load external entity "/home/www/88f713b69e9666e8466e69535bceeda4/web/administrator/modules/mod_default/mod_default.xml"
    XML: failed to load external entity "/home/www/88f713b69e9666e8466e69535bceeda4/web/templates/atomic/templateDetails.xml"
    XML: failed to load external entity "/home/www/88f713b69e9666e8466e69535bceeda4/web/templates/beez5/templateDetails.xml"

    and if we try to uninstall one

    JFolder: :files: Path is not a folder. Path: /home/www/88f713b69e9666e8466e69535bceeda4/web/plugins/system/jaupdater.japopup
    JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find XML setup file
    Failed loading XML file
    /home/www/88f713b69e9666e8466e69535bceeda4/web/plugins/system/jaupdater.japopup.xml
    XML: failed to load external entity "/home/www/88f713b69e9666e8466e69535bceeda4/web/plugins/system/jaupdater.japopup.xml"
    Failed loading XML file
    /home/www/88f713b69e9666e8466e69535bceeda4/web/plugins/system/jaupdater.japopup.xml
    XML: failed to load external entity "/home/www/88f713b69e9666e8466e69535bceeda4/web/plugins/system/jaupdater.japopup.xml"
    XML: failed to load external entity "/home/www/88f713b69e9666e8466e69535bceeda4/web/plugins/system/jaupdater.japopup.xml"
    JFolder: :files: Path is not a folder. Path: /home/www/88f713b69e9666e8466e69535bceeda4/web/plugins/system/jaupdater.japopup
    JInstaller: :Install: Cannot find XML setup file

    but it dispappears so we delete it in the database. And I clic again on discover. and it reappears…

    So what can we do to fix this, what is it ?

    Thank in adavance.

    Phill Moderator
    #446203

    I believe this was a Joomla issue that has now been fixed. Problem is some of the problems it left behind remain. In fact one of the other template clubs have created a plugin that fixed some of the problems (though not all).

    I tould be happy to try and rectify these for you dieudonne if you would give me super admin, ftp and phpmyadmin logons via PM.

    dieudonne JATCJAEC
    #446205

    Ok,

    I just PM you.

    Thank in advance.

    If you find something, please tell us (to reproduce this on our real website,and on other website where are the same problem)

    Phill Moderator
    #446206

    Thanks for your PM. As I only have a super admin logon what I will do if it is OK with you would be to install Akeeba and take a copy of your site to work on locally. I am off to bed now so it would be sometime tomorrow that I get a chance to do this. I am sure this problem isn’t too urgent as it is more of a admin issue.

    dieudonne JATCJAEC
    #446207

    Yes, do what you want with this website… this is our test website. So if you break it, this is not a big deal.
    Thank in advance for your help.

    Phill Moderator
    #446292

    I tried usink Akeeba to backup your site but it seems to not work only getting to 266kb so I was unable to download it and try anything.

    I am guessing that when you do a discover that the script is still finding some xml files and those are what you are seeing but without access I cannot check. I will however try to replicate on my local system.

    dieudonne JATCJAEC
    #446294

    Yes, sorry, it was a problem of permissions. It is fixed and now the backup is ok.

    I just made a backup, you can see it in “Administer Backup Files” in Akeeba Backup.

    dieudonne JATCJAEC
    #448157

    Hello,

    any news about this issue ?

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 20 total)

This topic contains 20 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  Saguaros 3 years, 7 months ago.

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.