Error while installing on Pi ERROR: Conf php7.3-fpm does not exist!

I just did a fresh installation of buster debian on my RPi, and I’m trying to install NextCloud. I used the script:
curl -sSL | bash

I started running installing but it ends with:

ERROR: Conf php7.3-fpm does not exist!

Any help is appreciated.


Did you try to install the missing package?
sudo apt install php7.3-fpm

I did, as I understand it, the curls script should install all the necessary packages; still after the first try I researched a little bit and install some other packages that may have not been included on the script. For example I found this:

sudo apt-get install php7.3-cli php7.3-fpm
php7.3-opcache php7.3-curl php7.3-mbstring
php7.3-pgsql php7.3-zip php7.3-xml php7.3-gd

Still, even when the package is included, it still reports the error. something to notice is that it says: CONF… I think it is referring to some configuration file, and not the module itself.

Are you using apache or nginx?

You are using fpm, it’s ok for performance reason but not absolutely needed for nextcloud. Check out this doc:

Understood, fpm is not an absolute requirement, but how can I ignore that error and still be able to run nextcloud? as it is right now, and because the error reported, I’m not sure nextcloud and other dependencies are fully installed. nextcloud is still not running on my RPi.

I’m using Apache.