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I am testing with a 1.1.8 version installed on my local laptop, Windows Vista.
I am tryng to install some extensions and to upgrade the system to the new 1.2.1 release. I run the process: it dowloads the packages (i can see them in the pearlib/download folder). The process compltes without errors. I managed to clear cache and session deleting files in var subfolders.
When I get back to the admin, I see no changes. I wonder if it is just a system problem (Windows machine) or I am missing something more.
I have the same problem with version 18.104.22.168..... I go to Magento Connect and choose a package to install, grab the key, install via browser, installation runs and shows successful install, but when I return to the admin area… I see nothing? So far, both the Rico Verticle Navigation and Bysoft Flash Navigator both show success and niether show in admin? Any Advice?
My problem was a wrong absolute path in pear.ini file; this because the original installation was done on a different machine. There are no permission issues on Windows system, so files were copied on a different folder and the process didn’t throw any errors, but obviously nothing could work.
The solution was to delete that file to let the system regenerate it.
Note: I didn’t test it on that machine actually, so I can’t be totally sure about it.