Unable to provision site under Windows

Good day, I am having a serious issue that I cannot seem to fix. I cannot create any new site on local see the attached photo

I don’t know how to fix this as my work is hanging now and I am frustrated by this. I work on windows 8.1 64bit.

Your help would be appreciated.

Hey @Philippus!

Thanks for sending that screenshot. To get a better idea of what Local’s encountering, can you please provide your Local Log? See this Community Forum post for instructions on how to do so:

Hi Ben Turner

Here is the log file as requested.
Kind regards

local-lightning.log (65.4 KB)

I’m seeing a few errors in the log that look like this:

{"thread":"main","class":"Process","process":"nginx","level":"warn","message":"nginx: [alert] could not open error log file: CreateFile() \"%%userDataPath%%\\run\\BVvPH4pnw\\nginx/logs/error.log\" failed (3: The system cannot find the path specified)","timestamp":"2021-08-20T09:20:21.771Z"}
{"thread":"main","class":"Process","process":"nginx","level":"warn","message":"2021/08/20 11:20:21 [emerg] 544#3200: CreateFile() \"%%userDataPath%%\\run\\BVvPH4pnw\\conf\\nginx\\nginx.conf\" failed (2: The system cannot find the file specified)","timestamp":"2021-08-20T09:20:21.808Z"}

Note that this part of the error essentially means that Local can’t find that file/folder for some reason:

The system cannot find the path specified

You mention not being able to create any new site – do you have existing sites that still work?

I think that maybe Local’s configuration has become corrupted, and you might want to:

  1. Backup any sites that you currently have and stop Local.

  2. Delete Local’s configuration folder which should clear up anything that’s wrong with those “run” folders. Here’s a help doc that goes over the details of removing (uninstalling) Local’s configuration folder:

  3. Delete any of the Site files that exist in the “Local Sites” folder.

  4. Restart Local and try creating a new site.

Can you give that a try and let us know if that allows you to create new sites?

Hi Ben Turner I am having the same problem, Cannot create a new site on Local, please see the log file, please advise:

Kind Regards

local-lightning.log (186 KB)

It looks like it’s a slightly different problem. I’m seeing a few lines like this:

{"thread":"main","class":"WordPressInstaller","stack":"Error: Command failed: \"%%resourcesPath%%\\lightning-services\\php-7.3.5+11\\bin\\win64\\php.exe\" \"%%resourcesPath%%\\bin\\wp-cli\\wp-cli.phar\" --path=\"C:\\Users\\Gerhard\\Local Sites\\helpmekaar\\app\\public\" --require=\"%%resourcesPath%%\\bin\\wp-cli\\local-wpcli-error-reporting.php\" --skip-plugins --skip-themes \"core\" \"install\" --url=http://helpmekaar.local --title=\"helpmekaar\" --admin_user=gadmin --admin_password=[REDACTED] --admin_email=dev-email@flywheel.local\nFatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function mysql_connect() in C:\\Users\\Gerhard\\Local Sites\\helpmekaar\\app\\public\\wp-includes\\wp-db.php:1688\nStack trace:\n#0 C:\\Users\\Gerhard\\Local Sites\\helpmekaar\\app\\public\\wp-includes\\wp-db.php(632): wpdb->db_connect()\n#1 C:\\Users\\Gerhard\\Local Sites\\helpmekaar\\app\\public\\wp-includes\\load.php(558): wpdb->__construct('root', 'root', 'local', 'localhost')\n#2 C:\\Users\\Gerhard\\Local Sites\\helpmekaar\\app\\public\\wp-settings.php(124): require_wp_db()\n#3 phar://C:/Users/Gerhard/AppData/Local/Programs/Local/resources/extraResources/bin/wp-cli/wp-cli.phar/vendor/wp-cli/wp-cli/php/WP_CLI/Runner.php(1271): require('C:\\\\Users\\\\Gerhar...')\n#4 phar://C:/Users/Gerhard/AppData/Local/Programs/Local/resources/extraResources/bin/wp-cli/wp-cli.phar/vendor/wp-cli/wp-cli/php/WP_CLI/Runner.php(1192): WP_CLI\\Runner->load_wordpress()\n#5 phar://C:/Users/Gerhard/AppData/Local/Programs/Local/resources/extraResources/bin/wp-cli/wp-cli.phar/vendor/wp-cli/wp-cli/php/WP_CLI/Bootstrap/LaunchRunner.php(23): W in C:\\Users\\Gerhard\\Local Sites\\helpmekaar\\app\\public\\wp-includes\\wp-db.php on line 1688\nError: There has been a critical error on this website.Learn more about troubleshooting WordPress. There has been a critical error on this website.\n\n    at ChildProcess.exithandler (child_process.js:317:12)\n    at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:315:20)\n    at ChildProcess.EventEmitter.emit (domain.js:467:12)\n    at maybeClose (internal/child_process.js:1048:16)\n    at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:288:5)","level":"error","message":"Error installing WordPress","timestamp":"2021-10-06T12:04:31.714Z"}

Note the parts about:

Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function mysql_connect() in 


Error: There has been a critical error on this website.Learn more about troubleshooting WordPress. There has been a critical error on this website.

That seems to indicate that for some reason, PHP isn’t able to use a vital function needed to interact with the database.

After my last reply in this topic, what sorts of things have changed? Did you re-install Local? Has there been an upgrade to Windows? Is there any antivirus installed that might be locking down the database?

No didn’t do anything weird like that.

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