This is on MAMP and Mac OS X 10.7.

I turned on every App (save SEO) to try the distro and the install stalls with the first attached error.

Then discovered Mac OS Lion, MAMP , localhost / Unable to install apps via ftp and Document different ways to install and performed the chmod -R 777 sites.

Erased the db, deleted settings.php and started over.

Now it stalls with the second attached error.

Any support would be appreciated.

Second Error50.82 KBaangel
First Error31.73 KBaangel
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August1914’s picture

The ftp connection screen does have to do with a lack of rights/permisssions. Maybe it has to do with directories which are created after you ran chmod... Try installing oe, but skipping the "Apps" page; then, once the site is up, go to the Apps page, and try installing. If you get the ftp connection screen, then try changing directory permissions; I think that will sort things out.

The error on the careers and portfolios apps I suspect is a problem in oe or the app server.

aangel’s picture

That worked better, thanks.

JJmonterey’s picture

I'm somewhat unclear about Install on local machine. I'm running Acquia-Dev Desktop on a PC and also can't get past the FTP login.

August1914’s picture

On initial install, I'd suggest skipping the Apps and Demo Content [Skip this step]. Verify you have a successful base install. Afterwards, set file attributes on on the sites and sites/all/modules folders to writable (windows I guess is properties -> uncheck readonly, apply, Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files.) Then try installing apps from /admin/apps/levelten.

Before you deliver anything to a public server, be sure to review

Take a look at You can set up a lamp environment in a virtual machine on your Windows system, configured with drush, eclipse and xdbug; might make it easier to follow examples.

Mechanical Fruit’s picture

I also had problems with Aciquia Dev. I skipped the steps you said. Maybe have a notice during setup about this.
I like what you guys do and it looks ropey to get errors on a clean install.

ezra-g’s picture

Title: Fresh install fails with FTP challenge » Unable to recover from FTP errors on a fresh install

Retitling the issue to reflect what seems like the larger problem here: If you have any issues with the FTP phase of the install, there's no way to recover from it.

I can imagine this frustrating new users in particular who may not recognize the connection between installing apps and needing to configure FTP.

TechDust’s picture

I'm also unable to get past this FTP error stuff ?

Also tried skipping the Apps installation during the initial installation. However, I'm unable to add any of the Apps ;-(

TechDust’s picture

To get the around the FTP issue, I went ahead and downloaded all the "enterprise_xxx" modules (AND all other modules they require to work - about 30+ different ones) from G.O and added them to the profiles/openenterprise/modules directory. (Thank you Drush)

Then I went ahead and did a clean install (local MAMP installation) and skipped the Apps installation page.

I still get "getimagesize()" error mentioned elsewhere.

Anonymous’s picture

I also was unale to complete the Open Enterprise installation because my server requires an SFTP connection. I deleted all the files and database and started again. This time I skipped the step to install the applications. It worked!

I then discovered that the additional modules had already been added to my installation. Now to update all the modules and to begin the real work.

droopy_pal’s picture

Today, 9/10/2012 the problem still exists - see

fizk’s picture

chmod 755 sites/default works for me.

The need to fix directory permissions comes from the apps module, and a fix was committed on August 15, 2012:

I would not recommend upgrading the apps module to 7.x-1.0-beta7 yet because it produced some errors about duplicate images.