I am getting the following Error while installing a package in magento using "Magento Connect Manager" :

Checking dependencies of packages

CONNECT ERROR: Failed to open file var/package/tmp/package.xml

I have tried removing connect.cfg and cache.cfg from the downloader folder. Tried refreshing and login out. Infact I tried almost everything. But still the same problem.

I am stuck on this problem for hours, not able to do install any package.

  • you can try by installing files through ftp. Apr 13, 2016 at 11:24
  • did you found solution ? Sep 22, 2016 at 5:20

1 Answer 1


It's not safe to use Magento connect for installing extension , click this link for more information.

in the worst case, if you want immediate solution , Alternatively you can install the extension through FTP (like FileZilla). You can paste the extension key in this unofficial link and you can download the extension files. Let me know if you find any problems in this.

Note : As this is unofficial 3rd party site, there is no guarantee about security. but i tested many extensions, i did't faced any security problems....

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