I am running a nginx Server on ubuntu of which i am trying to install moodle. But I cant procédé with the setup because it needs the php fileinfo module enabled/or/instald. To be able to procédé with the instal of moodle.

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On Ubuntu / Debian fileinfo is supposedly installed and enabled by default, so I find your problem a bit puzzling.

I suggest to check if in the file php.ini you have the following line, and if not then add it :


If the file is commented out, just delete the ; at the beginning of the line.

If you still have a problem, check if you have the shared library fileinfo.so in the ext folder of PHP.

  • ive checkt the exstension folder.and the php.ini it seems to be added . but its not loading for some reason - i am using php-fpm v 7.2 Sep 27, 2018 at 16:34
  • Something may be wrong with fileinfo.so. My guess would be a missing dependency. For checking see this post.
    – harrymc
    Sep 27, 2018 at 16:43
  • See also stackoverflow.com/q/5127838/165358
    – harrymc
    Sep 27, 2018 at 17:14

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