Install TYPO3 version 6.1

Hi friends,

after all the contradictory developements of the last years, now TYPO3 has a clear roadmap which helps to better understand, which branch one should use.

As you can see in the roadmap , TYPO3 CMS 6.2 LTS is the one which will have the upcoming Long Term Support (LTS), so is the one with the longest availability around.
Sadly it is not published at the Moment.

I am very curios what exactly changed from TYPO Version 4.x to 6.x and how it can be installed, so I want to go through an installation.

If you have ssh on your server than wget is the best option to download TYPO3 source and dummy package.


I put two line breaks in this command, otherwise my layout gets broken.

Then you must unzip it

tar xzf blankpackage-6.1.0.tar.gz

remove the tar file

rm blankpackage-6.1.0.tar.gz

Then you create an install control file with

touch typo3conf/ENABLE_INSTALL_TOOL

I had several problems to start the installation. First the index.php was a link to the one in the source directory. So I copied an index.php from another installation.

Second: I have got an error message:

syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in index.php on line 37

And checked it with Google. The PHP version should be 5.30. It is nice that I can change the PHP Version in the settings of my provider.

Then it worked. I point my browser to the directory, where I have copied the files.

I have entered the infos for my database

In the next step I had to select the name of the database.

Afterwards I imported the data into the database.

And now the install process is gone through.

But what is here very important: click on the given links to "Configure TYPO3" and "Login to the backend" and change these credentials.

First the Install Tool.

Second: Log in to the backend with "admin" and "password"

Then click on "User settings" on the left and change the credentials.

It is more appropriate to change also the username. Which you can do in "Backend users" on the left.

And don't forget to delete the file "ENABLE_INSTALL_TOOL" in typo3conf.

The problem is that the installation doesn't install a website but only a blank web cms. So you need to configure the rest.

Byetheway: If you want to start with a complete website try the introduction package.

I will sum up the rest configuration in a new post.