I tried to install the "Amazon Payments" extension in my Magento 1 community edition, and the installation didn't go through. Now when I try to access my Magento site, I get an error. The error is the following:

a:5:{i:0;s:478:"Error in file: "/mysite/mag/app/code/community/Amazon/Payments/sql/payments_setup/install-0.1.0.php" - SQLSTATE[42S02]: Base table or view not found: 1146 Table 'carving_magento.mageav_attribute' doesn't exist, query was: SELECT `main`.*, `additional`.* FROM `mageav_attribute` AS `main`
 INNER JOIN `magcatalog_eav_attribute` AS `additional` ON main.attribute_id = additional.attribute_id WHERE (main.attribute_code = :id) AND (main.entity_type_id = :entity_type_id)";i:1;s:932:"#0 /mysite/mag/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Resource/Setup.php(644): Mage::exception('Mage_Core', 'Error in file: ...')
#1 /mysite/mag/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Resource/Setup.php(421): Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup->_modifyResourceDb('install', '', '1.4.0')
#2 /mysite/mag/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Resource/Setup.php(327): Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup->_installResourceDb('1.4.0')
#3 /mysite/mag/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Resource/Setup.php(235): Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup->applyUpdates()
#4 /mysite/mag/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/App.php(428): Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup::applyAllUpdates()
#5 /mysite/mag/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/App.php(354): Mage_Core_Model_App->_initModules()
#6 /mysite/mag/app/Mage.php(684): Mage_Core_Model_App->run(Array)
#7 /mysite/mag/index.php(85): Mage::run('', 'store')
#8 {main}";s:3:"url";s:10:"/mag/admin";s:11:"script_name";s:14:"/mag/index.php";s:4:"skin";s:7:"default";}

From the error, I notice that it's looking for a database table that I don't have:

Table 'carving_magento.mageav_attribute' doesn't exist

NOTE: All my tables are prefixed with "mag" so the real table is "eav_attribute" which also doesn't exist in my DB

You can view the full "install-0.1.0.php" script from Amazon Payments here.

How do I undo the installation of this extension?

Or should my next step be trying to create the "eav_attribute" table as described here?

I restored my database back to yesterday's database using my host (Dreamhost)'s control panel. This didn't help; it is still trying to install the extension when I try to get to my magento admin control panel.

There are also instructions from Amazon Payments on how to install the extension here.

1 Answer 1


You can disable this extension, go to magento_folder/app/etc/modules

And look for something like amazon_payments.xml.

Open this file and change the line: <active>true</active>

To: <active>false</active>

This way you can acces your website again.


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