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How to install modules/extensions in VIMP?

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Versions: 2.6.0+

In this HowTo we describe how to install a new module or a new extension in VIMP >= 2.6.0.

Always BACKUP your files and database before performing a module/extension installation! This article describes how to create a backup.


Uploading the VIMP module/extension package

VIMP module installation packages have the following nomenclature:



Upload the installation package via SFTP into your VIMP installation folder, e.g. /var/www/ in the following examples. At the moment it´s important to execute the module/extension installer from the VIMP installation folder.

Log in as root via the shell (e.g. Putty) afterwards. Please change into the VIMP installation folder and set the permissions to execute the installation file:

cd /var/www
chmod +x vimp.module.<modulename><version>-installer.bin


chmod +x vimp.extension.<extensionname>-<version>-installer.bin


Installing the module/extension:

Start the installation script:




First, you're asked to enter or confirm the installation path. Default value is the current directory (find it within the square brackets [...]).

Install path [/var/www]:

To use the default value just press Return.

This starts the installation of the module/extension. Confirm possible questions in regard to database or filesystem modifications with Return.


>> file-     /var/www/data/data/frontend_dev-cli.lck

root@mimas /var/www #

At the end you have to execute the update task manually to finalize the module/extension installation:


./symfony framework:update

Again, confirm questions of the update task with Return.

Now your module/extension is installed and ready to work. Repeat these steps for each new module/extension.

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