Configuring Drupal8 fails

Carmel NY carmel_ny at
Sun Nov 5 16:35:43 UTC 2017

On Sun, 5 Nov 2017 09:32:54 -0500, Stephen R Guglielmo stated:

>Set date.timezone in your PHP.ini file (/usr/local/etc/php.ini, if I recall

That was the problem; however, by default, php56 does not create a "php.ini"
file. It does; however, install both a "php.ini-development" and a
"php.ini-production" file. "php56", if configured to build a "CLI" version,
looks first for a "php-cli.ini" file and then a "php.ini" file, neither of
which are installed by default. After doing some Googling, I discovered the
problem and corrected it.

I don't know why there is no package message regarding this fact, or why these
two identical files, except for name, are installed. Why not just one and
instruct the end user to rename it to the appropriate name, either
"php-cli.ini" or "php.ini". Telling them to enter the "date.timezone" info
would be a plus. Perhaps, I should contact "ale at" and ask his
opinion on this.

In any case, I also discovered that Apache24 must be restarted for these
changes to take effect.


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