I am testing my plugin on Magento version Installation on Magento Connect Manager seems to be ok but when I try to find it in configuration tab in Admin Panel - it's not there (it works on earlier versions for example 1.9), so I went to directories where it should be installed and I found something strange... Magento changed every php file from my plugin package to empty directories, for example:


It's now a folder with "Layer.php" name and it's empty.

I need to copy everything manually to install it correctly... Does anyone had this problem before?

  • This is not a problem of Magento. This is problem of operating system which is not understanding type of element which is being copied. Jul 5, 2016 at 8:36
  • I am testing it on localhost (Ubuntu 14.04), on v1.9 everything its ok but on it fails - the same host.
    – P. Grzanka
    Jul 5, 2016 at 8:56
  • Edit: Now on the v1.9 I have the same problem. Do you know how can I fix it ?
    – P. Grzanka
    Jul 5, 2016 at 10:44
  • It may be due to incorrect folder permissions or some infection by malware. But I can't say exactly. If you find it's solution, please let me know also. Jul 5, 2016 at 11:33
  • Ok, thx for replay.
    – P. Grzanka
    Jul 6, 2016 at 10:39

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I found a solution for my problem. It was extension package format, when I try to install my plugin with *.tar.gz format it fails like I describe above, but when I change it to *.tgz it work correctly! Maybe someone has the same problem, so this is an answer.

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