Installation of a new Vanilla 2.5.1 Fails [RESOLVED]

demsleydemsley New
edited April 2018 in Vanilla 2.5 Help

Hi All,

Just trying to install the forum. Completely clean install on a local testing server:

  • Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS
  • PHP 7.2.4
  • MySQL 5.7.21

Followed the readme and get the error message from page index.php?p=/dashboard/setup :

Invalid default value for 'DateExpires'

If someone could help with this I would be grateful.




  • whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... Moderator


    See here:

    Seems you have to turn off MySQL Strict Mode.

  • Cheers Whu606. Spot on.


  • LincLinc Director of Development Detroit Vanilla Staff
    edited April 2018

    Thanks for posting this. We had a patch for this issue and it was tagged for the 2.5.1 release but it was missed. I'll make sure it's fixed for 2.5.2.

    We're definitely not 100% MySQL Strict Mode-compatible and it's good to disable it anyway, but it should not result in an install-blocking error for sure.

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