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Problem (Bug) in Magento Installation

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Just now, I tried to deploy Magento, an e-commerce CMS, version 1.0.19870.1. Although it’s just for fun, I really want to try this CMS, because in a review (I forget where I read the review) Magento regarded better than osCommerce. However, in the installation process, I met this kind of error.

Url “http://localhost/magento/” is not accessible

Error parsing body – doesn’t seem to be a chunked message

Where “http://localhost/magento” was my Base URL.

Fortunately, it can be solved easily. I just had to add‘”index.php/’” in <path>\magento\app\code\core\Mage\Install\Model\Installer\Config.php line 139 so that the original syntax:

$client = new Varien_Http_Client($url.$prefix);

will be like this:

$client = new Varien_Http_Client($url.‘index.php/’.$prefix);

It will solve the problem.

(I think the developer just forget to add that part of syntax.. :p)


Written by arie

May 29, 2008 at 2:32 am

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  1. it ‘s my base url “http://localhost/magento/”

    i have the following problem,

    My frontend Does not connect properly,

    “Not Found

    The requested URL /magento/customer/account/ was not found on this server.
    Apache/2.2.8 (Ubuntu) PHP/5.2.4-2ubuntu5.1 with Suhosin-Patch Server at localhost Port 80″


    May 30, 2008 at 8:00 pm

  2. I’m curious how you detected this bug? debugging?


    May 31, 2008 at 8:45 am



    June 3, 2008 at 8:29 am

  4. hey thats pretty good! managed to fixed the error! Thanks!


    June 3, 2008 at 11:10 pm

  5. It did not work for me.


    June 4, 2008 at 8:12 am

  6. @JM
    actually, at first, I just tried to add ‘index.php’ after the default BASE URL (‘http://localhost/magento’).. when you’re in installation process, the URL will be like ‘http://localhost/magento/index.php/install/…’, so I thinked I should add ‘index.php’.. and fortunately, it worked..

    after that, I used Google coz I was not sure it would solve the problem permanently.. I used the error message plus ‘index.php’ as the keywords .. then, I found a discussion about this error in a forum (I forget what forum, but I think it’s Magento Official Forum)..


    June 4, 2008 at 10:48 pm

  7. @baburam
    make sure that when you install the Magento, “Use Web Server (Apache) Rewrites” option on Configuration page uncheck..
    another way is go to your Admin Panel, then go to System>Configuration.. Under General section, go to Web>Search Engines Optimization, for the “Use Web Server Rewrites” option choose NO..


    June 4, 2008 at 10:56 pm

  8. Thanks very much, this solved my problem.
    I was installing Magento on Apache 1.3 and it was the first time I have come across this issue. I’ve previously installed it on Apache 2.2.8 (without problem), so I wonder if it has something to do with the way the webserver is configured?


    June 5, 2008 at 9:47 am

  9. Well that got me past the

    Url “http://localhost/magento/” is not accessible

    Error parsing body – doesn’t seem to be a chunked message

    error message and am now confronted with this one.

    Notice: Use of undefined constant �index – assumed ‘�index’ in C:\xampp\htdocs\magento\app\code\core\Mage\Install\Model\Installer\Config.php on line 139

    Any ideas?


    June 5, 2008 at 9:10 pm

  10. it’s probably a quote problem around ‘index.php/’, due to the blog formatting engine.

    try this one, or replace the simple quote with double quote “.

    $client = new Varien_Http_Client($url.’index.php/’.$prefix);


    June 5, 2008 at 10:18 pm

  11. @Jeff
    just try to type the syntax manually..
    I think you got that error message because you just copied from the web..
    the point is make sure the use of single quotation mark (index.php/) corrects..


    June 5, 2008 at 10:19 pm

  12. Hi Arie,

    I am facing same problem as Jeff, and I tried to type the line again and made sure the quotes are right.

    I still see this error

    o Url “http://localhost/magento/” is not accessible
    o Error parsing body – doesn’t seem to be a chunked message

    Not sure if it can help, but I am using WAMP to install this.



    June 6, 2008 at 7:44 pm

  13. @sawan
    hi, sawan..
    if you got that error message again, I think the problem wasn’t about the quotes..
    hmm.. I think the first thing to do is make sure that you edit the correct ‘Config.php’ file.. (check the path: \magento\app\code\core\Mage\Install\Model\Installer\Config.php)..


    June 6, 2008 at 10:09 pm

  14. Yes, I am editing this file


    Thank for your help!

    I am getting very excited to try this…


    June 7, 2008 at 12:47 am

  15. hi Arie, thanks!
    this is a great fix!
    I owe you a beer for this.


    June 10, 2008 at 2:44 am

  16. thanks this solve my problem….


    July 25, 2008 at 11:31 am

  17. I need help! I accidently uninstalled through magento connect frontend and admin core files. Now my website has no admin and frontend functionallity. I have no php knowledge but think the core-config data table values are one issue. ANyone know what to do with this error message:

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    Error in file: “/home/sandycom/public_html/shop/app/code/core/Mage/Core/sql/core_setup/mysql4-install-0.8.0.php” – SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1103 Incorrect table name ‘’
    #0 /home/sandycom/public_html/shop/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Resource/Setup.php(286): Mage::exception(‘Mage_Core’, ‘Error in file: …’)
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    #2 /home/sandycom/public_html/shop/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Resource/Setup.php(154): Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup->_installResourceDb(‘0.8.11’)
    #3 /home/sandycom/public_html/shop/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Resource/Setup.php(120): Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup->applyUpdates()
    #4 /home/sandycom/public_html/shop/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Config.php(215): Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup::applyAllUpdates()
    #5 /home/sandycom/public_html/shop/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/App.php(236): Mage_Core_Model_Config->init(Array)
    #6 /home/sandycom/public_html/shop/app/Mage.php(424): Mage_Core_Model_App->init(”, ‘store’, Array)
    #7 /home/sandycom/public_html/shop/app/Mage.php(443): Mage::app(”, ‘store’, Array)
    #8 /home/sandycom/public_html/shop/index.php(52): Mage::run()
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