It seems that tags uses a 'tags' table. I am using the tags extension
(version 1.5), created by Benny Degezelle and Jim Gay. The version of
taggable that I am trying to run alongside tags is version 1.2.1,
created by you (Will). Both of these versions are the most recent
available from github.

Maybe the tags extension that I am running is the incorrect one? It's
this one:

There are various other tags extensions listed on github (though all
the others seem to be qualified for a special application, such as

Before I go messing around with the tags extension (which I will
surely mess up even more), maybe this is simply a matter of getting
the correct tags extension. (Maybe?)


On Mar 13, 6:51 am, William Ross <> wrote:
> On 12 Mar 2011, at 22:18, rosslaird wrote:
> > I have the tags extension installed, and I want to try out taggable.
> > But it seems that both use a table called "tags," and this causes the
> > migration of taggable to halt. I suppose I will have to remove the
> > tags extension to install taggable, but if there is another way to do
> > this (so that I preserve both extensions) that would be preferable.
> > Ideas and suggestions most welcome.
> I thought the tags extension used a 'meta_tags' table and MetaTag object? 
> They ought to be compatible in the sense that you can install one and then 
> the other without destructive side effects.
> You might even be able to run them side by side: taggable takes over the 
> keywords field where tags adds its own text-to-tags process. I wouldn't 
> recommend it, though: there are likely to be odd method-name clashes and some 
> admin UI collisions are likely. It will be hard to evaluate them, even if 
> they work.
> best,
> will

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