Plugin archive does not contain a folder that corresponds to the plugin name


OJS version 3.1.1-1

I see multiple posts relating to PHP server lacking the tar tools to install plugins from gallery. Is there a definitive instruction as to how to make this work?

In the config file under [cli] we have:
; tar (used in backup plugin, translation packaging)
tar = /bin/tar

Do we have to add any other package to Apache server to make this work? We are currently using EasyApache 4 with PHP version 5.5, 5.6, and 7 installed with the corresponding packages.

Would appreciate a solution for this.

Hi @haroldg,

What is your server’s operating system? On most UNIX/Linux/MacOS systems, /bin/tar should be correct, but it’s tough to answer definitively as each server will have its own particularities.

What plugin are you trying to install, and where did you get it from?

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team