This one is a little embarrassing.

Just trying to install Magento on a new (fresh) container. Running across the following style of error (when executing ./pear install magento-core/Mage_All_Latest-stable) :

Starting to download Lib_ZF_Locale-1.7.2.2.tgz (1,279,370 bytes)
...done: 1,279,370 bytes
install ok: channel://connect.magentocommerce.com/core/Lib_ZF_Locale-1.7.2.2

Notice: Undefined variable: php_errormsg in Installer.php on line 566
PHP Notice:  Undefined variable: php_errormsg in /home/complex/www/magento/downloader/pearlib/php/PEAR/Installer.php on line 566
ERROR: failed to write ./lib/Zend/Pdf/Element/.tmpObject.php:
install ok: channel://connect.magentocommerce.com/core/Lib_Varien-1.3.2.2
ERROR: unable to unpack ./downloader/pearlib/download/Mage_Core_Modules-1.3.2.2.tgz
ERROR: unable to unpack ./downloader/pearlib/download/Mage_Core_Adminhtml-1.3.2.2.tgz

Solution

Turns out that the default Quota for the OpenVZ container I had was extremely small. Magento (or pear) doesn’t complain about disk space explicitly…

In the host /etc/vz/vz.conf, all I had to do was adjust the :

## Disk quota parameters
#DISK_QUOTA=yes
DISK_QUOTA=no

and then run (in the Magento container) :

cd magento # This is the base directory of the Magento installation
rm -rf downloader/pearlib/cache/* downloader/pearlib/download/*
./pear mage-setup .
./pear install magento-core/Mage_All_Latest-stable

D’oh



Martin Andrews

{Finance, Software, AI} entrepreneur, living in Singapore with my family.