I am very new to Magento and new to the upgrade. I have been trying to upgrade Magento 1.7.2 to 1.9.2 via SSH. I've created a localhost stage website before I go live but getting many errors. Starting with:

$ ./mage mage-setup 

when I try ./mage sync or any other function I get:

Please initialize Magento Connect installer by running: ./mage mage-setup

Please Help, Thank you in advance...

  • any solution on this? Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 12:29

1 Answer 1


On initial call, ./mage mage-setup should result in output like

Running initial setup...
Successfully added: http://connect20.magentocommerce.com/community

An entry for the community channel should then be present in ./downloader/connect.cfg. If given file remains unaltered, check if your SSH user has sufficient permissions.

  • Here is the only error I got from it: [link] ./downloader/connect.cfg: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `}
    – KarenR
    Commented Apr 11, 2016 at 16:37
  • Remove/backup the files ./downloader/connect.cfg and ./downloader/cache.cfg and try again.
    – mam08ixo
    Commented Apr 12, 2016 at 7:30
  • Thanks, unfortunately it did not solve it. I guess I still have to figure out the permission in SSH
    – KarenR
    Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 13:33

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