When updating with drush from 8.2.7 to 8.3.0 I get the following error;

Failed: Drupal\Component\Plugin\Exception\PluginNotFoundException: The "entity_reference_image" plugin does not exist. i                               
Drupal\Core\Plugin\DefaultPluginManager->doGetDefinition() (line 52 of

Does any one else get the same error?
I've tried to update it multiple times, but I get the same error all the time.
I updated all the modules from within drupal first, then ran the following:

  • drush sset system.maintenance_mode 1 drush cr
  • drush pm-update drupal

and then I get the error stated above. Extremely annoying.

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xjm’s picture

Hi b0red,

  • Are you running Drush 8.1.10? Earlier versions of drush have known bugs with updating Drupal 8 to 8.3.0. I'd update drush, restore your backup, and then try the update again.
  • Other users have also reported that they needed to run database updates more than once.
  • To help us debug this further, please provide your full list of installed modules by exporting your core.extension cofiguration, and also provide the full backtrace for the error message.

It sounds like something providing the entity_reference_image plugin in a previous release is not being found.

xjm’s picture

Status: Active » Postponed (maintainer needs more info)
Issue tags: -updating core, -8.2.7 to 8.3.0

Postponing on details from the reporter.

alexpott’s picture

It looks like the site had an early version of the File Browser module - it had an entity_reference_image plugin but has removed it. See http://cgit.drupalcode.org/file_browser/commit/?id=6e2e140 - Unfortunately it looks like they removed it and didn't provide an update path (as far as I can see).

@b0red - as @xjm points out - if you have a full stack trace of the error so we can see where in the update path you've crashed. Thanks

b0red’s picture

Sorry for the long post, U can find it here instead

b0red’s picture

I can't update drush either.

5to1’s picture

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So yeah, I stumbled to this issue while trying to update to 8.3. I updated my drush to 8.1.12 to no avail. I've ran updb quite a few times, but always stuck with this.

I attached my updb -d output and also my core.extension.yml. Hope this helps to sort out this, it's blocking me from doing any updates to our site.

/ Janne

alexpott’s picture

@5to1 are you actually using stuff from the flie_browser_example module if not uninstall it and it might fix your problem. Alternatively you might be able to get away with deleting the File Browser block content type.

5to1’s picture

@alexpott, thanks got this working by removing file_browser_example module AND that block type.

b0red’s picture

I reverted to 8.2.7, since any tries to update to 8.3.1 always renders the site unoperable. And that took me 2 days of reinstalling old backups, new crashes and more reinstalls of old backups.

How do I do a stack trace for when I feel brave enough to retry updating to 8.3.1? Since I'm confident it will crash again.
And do I need to remove/uninstall file_browser_example and block or just keep it unactivated?

alexpott’s picture

@b0red if you're not using file_browser_example and block i'd recommend removing it. You've got a good chance of the update working if you do that.

b0red’s picture

Nope, the same result. File_browser not active, and the block is uninstalled. Annoying as hell

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So, still trying to update to 8.3.1.
When I do a drush pm-update drupal I get the following;

Rolling back all changes. Run again with --no-core to update modules only.
Cancelled.                                                                                                                                                       [cancel]
The following module is missing from the file system: file_browser bootstrap.inc:236                                                                             [warning]
The following module is missing from the file system: file_browser_example bootstrap.inc:236                                                                     [warning]
The following module is missing from the file system: flysystem bootstrap.inc:236                                                                                [warning]
The following module is missing from the file system: flysystem_dropbox bootstrap.inc:236                                                                        [warning]

I don't dare to continue, because I've spent too much time reinstalling the site to a functioning version. What would You do?

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Aaand the update f*cked it all up again. >:(
this is the the stacktrace when trying to install the file_browser manually with drush.

-bash-4.2$ drush en file_browser -y
The following extensions will be enabled: file_browser
Do you really want to continue? (y/n): y

Drupal\Core\Config\PreExistingConfigException: Configuration objects (embed.button.file_browser, entity_browser.browser.browse_files,                            [error]
entity_browser.browser.browse_files_modal, image.style.file_entity_browser_thumbnail) provided by file_browser already exist in active configuration in
Stack trace:
#0 /home/fotosbyp/public_html/core/lib/Drupal/Core/Config/ConfigInstaller.php(480): Drupal\Core\Config\PreExistingConfigException::create('file_browser', Array)
#1 /home/fotosbyp/public_html/core/lib/Drupal/Core/ProxyClass/Config/ConfigInstaller.php(132):
Drupal\Core\Config\ConfigInstaller->checkConfigurationToInstall('module', 'file_browser')
#2 /home/fotosbyp/public_html/core/lib/Drupal/Core/Extension/ModuleInstaller.php(141):
Drupal\Core\ProxyClass\Config\ConfigInstaller->checkConfigurationToInstall('module', 'file_browser')
#3 /home/fotosbyp/public_html/core/lib/Drupal/Core/ProxyClass/Extension/ModuleInstaller.php(83): Drupal\Core\Extension\ModuleInstaller->install(Array, true)
#4 phar:///usr/bin/drush/commands/core/drupal/environment.inc(131): Drupal\Core\ProxyClass\Extension\ModuleInstaller->install(Array, true)
#5 phar:///usr/bin/drush/commands/core/drupal/environment.inc(198): drush_module_install(Array)
#6 phar:///usr/bin/drush/commands/pm/pm.drush.inc(1167): drush_module_enable(Array)
#7 phar:///usr/bin/drush/includes/command.inc(422): drush_pm_enable('file_browser')
#8 phar:///usr/bin/drush/includes/command.inc(231): _drush_invoke_hooks(Array, Array)
#9 phar:///usr/bin/drush/includes/command.inc(199): drush_command('file_browser')
#10 phar:///usr/bin/drush/lib/Drush/Boot/BaseBoot.php(67): drush_dispatch(Array)
#11 phar:///usr/bin/drush/includes/preflight.inc(66): Drush\Boot\BaseBoot->bootstrap_and_dispatch()
#12 phar:///usr/bin/drush/includes/startup.inc(458): drush_main()
#13 phar:///usr/bin/drush/includes/startup.inc(365): drush_run_main(false, '/', 'Phar detected. ...')
#14 phar:///usr/bin/drush/drush(114): drush_startup(Array)
#15 /usr/bin/drush(10): require('phar:///usr/bin...')
#16 {main}
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If I do a drush pm-update -s drupal I get following;

-bash-4.2$ drush pm-update -s drupal
Executing: mysql --defaults-extra-file=/tmp/drush_z2Tnu0 --database=fotosbyp_drup8 --host=localhost --port=3306 --silent  < /tmp/drush_GASPxQ
Executing: wget --version
Simulating backend invoke: env COLUMNS=172 /usr/bin/drush  --backend=2 --root=/home/fotosbyp/public_html --uri=http://www  pm-updatestatus drupal 2>&1
pm-updatestatus failed.   
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Did a new drush pm-update -svd drupal and got the following result (se enclosed update_test.txt);
This is from Drupal 8.2.8.

criscom’s picture

I ran into the same error. That's how I resolved it.

I was on Drupal 8.2.8.
1. Disable file_browser_example
2. Delete file_browser content type
3. Update to Drupal 8.3
4. Disable layout_plugin
5. Update Panels and Page_manager to 8.4
6. Disable file_browser
7. Run DB updates
8. Re-enable file_browser
9. Update to Drupal 8.3.5

b0red’s picture

I'm on 8.3.5 now, still have the same problem. And since it's a production site, I really can't or feel like downgrading to 8.2.x to get this to work.
Any other solution?

criscom’s picture

Try disabling the file_browser module. Then run drush dbup -y. After that re-enable the file_browser module again.

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