* PHP 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.7 installed
* Found database drivers for: PostgreSQL
* PHP server API is apache2handler; ok, using
pretty URLs (index.php/Page_Title)
* Have XML / Latin1-UTF-8 conversion support.
* Session save path (/var/lib/php5) appears to be valid.
* PHP's memory_limit is 128M.
* Couldn't find Turck MMCache, eAccelerator, APC or
XCache; cannot use these for object caching.
* Found GNU diff3: /usr/bin/diff3.
* Found ImageMagick: /usr/bin/convert; image
thumbnailing will be enabled if you enable uploads.
* Installation directory: /var/lib/mediawiki
* Script URI path: /wiki
* Installing MediaWiki with php file extensions
* Environment checked. You can install MediaWiki.
Generating configuration file...
* Notice: Constant MW_INSTALL_PATH already defined in
/var/lib/mediawiki/config/index.php(767) : eval()'d
code on line 19 Database type: PostgreSQL
* Loading class: DatabasePostgres
* Attempting to connect to database "wikidb" as
"mediawiki"... error: No database connection
* Checking the version of Postgres... Warning:
pg_version() expects parameter 1 to be resource,
boolean given in /usr/share/mediawiki/includes
/db/DatabasePostgres.php on line 1078 FAILED.
Required version is 8.1. You have 7.3 or earlier
postgres is 8.4.x
user "mediawiki" has grants to create databases.
user "mediawiki" can connect to the database "wikidb" if he uses
"psql" from the commandline in a shell:
psql -h dbsrv.example.com -U mediawiki -W wikidb
succeeds. Any idea where to look why this doesn't work??
Hi, this does sound stupid but because I am converting all my individual
websites to use a single set of MediaWiki software, I wonder whether it is
possible to standardize my namespaces. As it is, my chronology namespace,
say, is using namespace 104 in one website and namespace 108 in another. Is
it possible to change them all to say, 104, in order to standardize them?
Henny Savenije wrote:
> Most of the time that means that PHP is not
> communicating with the database. You may want to
> check your database settings or see if MySQL is running
MediaWiki should fail gracefully if it couldn't connect to the db.
A blank page would mean a PHP error (it should get an entry on its error
log). Not having changed any php file, maybe it is an
I agree with Jim: the problem is due to the wrong PHP version...
"Alme Sol, curru nitido diem qui
promis et celas aliusque et idem
nasceris, possis nihil urbe Roma
MediaWiki version that I'm trying to install: 1.13.0
URL: NO, the server is in a restricted LAN
I'm trying to install the mediawiki version compatible with the UCSC genome browser: 1.13.0. After installing successfully mediaWiki suite, I received the announce "Installation successful!", I moved the config/LocalSettings.php file to the parent directory ( .. ) and deleted the config directory and changed LocalSettings.php permission to 600. Then, I clicked on "the follow this link to your wiki." and the result is nothing: a blanck web page (http://localhost/wiki/index.php/Main_Page) in the browser. I found this error on apache log error files in /var/log/apache2:
[Thu Feb 17 15:23:26 2011] [error] [client 10.201.97.165] PHP Warning: Parameter 2 to Parser::parse() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/mediawiki/includes/StubObject.php on line 58, referer: http://bioinfold/wiki/config/index.php
[Thu Feb 17 15:23:26 2011] [error] [client 10.201.97.165] PHP Fatal error: Call to a member function getCacheTime() on a non-object in /var/www/mediawiki/includes/Article.php on line 3387, referer: http://bioinfold/wiki/config/index.php
I'm quite puzzled! Anyone has any idea? Any help will be very welcome!
I have Upgraded wiki's to 1.16.0, and all works fine. However, I did a
fresh Install of 1.16.0, and I get an error when trying to create an
account. We are using Ldap, therefore, if I add the account via the
/etc/conf file for that wiki, the user can login.
This is the error that is displayed when I attempt to create an account:
There was either an authentication database error or you are not allowed
to update your external account.
Most of the time that means that PHP is not
communicating with the database. You may want to
check your database settings or see if MySQL is running
At 05:46 PM 2/17/2011, you wrote:
>Inaccessible means blank pages. While trying to
>access the wiki in FireFox, I get a blank page -
>not even an error message. In IE8 I receive the
>message " The website cannot display the page".
>Hence, I can't undo the changes I did to
>MediaWiki:commmon.css either. This combined
>with your answer make me believe that the error
>is something else than the common.css. After
>spending some hours on it yesterday, I decided
>to order a full backup of the wiki database and
>revert to the state of the day before. (No
>serious losses except from the time spent on this issues...)
>Thanks a lot for your answer!
>[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] På vegne av Platonides
>Sendt: 16. februar 2011 23:53
>Emne: Re: [Mediawiki-l] Trouble with MediaWiki:Common.css?
>Vidvei, Tor wrote:
> > I have set up a small MediaWiki site some
> months ago. I wanted to change the appearance
> of tables, and did the following:
> > From the english Wikipedia, I opened the page
> with the common style sheet
> (MediaWiki:Common.css), copied the content and
> pasted it into the corresponding page in "my"
> MediaWiki installation. However, after some
> minutes the entire site suddenly became completely inaccessible!
> > Of course, I suspect the change of
> Common.css. But I might certainly have done other unintended changes.
> > My questions:
> > 1) Any proposals on how I can get access to the wiki again?
> > 2) If not, are there any way I can
> "undo" the changes to Common.css when I have no
> access to the Wiki? (The wiki is installed on
> a webhotel (http://www.one.com). I have no
> shell access, but access via FTP and an administration panel for MySql.
> > Hoping for an answer...
> > Best Regards
> > Tor Vidvei
>What do you mean by inaccessible?
>A bad CSS change couldn't for instance produce a blank page. It can eg.
>make you lose the styles, but nothing too dramatic.
>The easiest way to undo your change is to disable CSS in your browser
>and revert that page. The wiki will look "funny" without CSS but is
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Article about Witsen and Eibokken and his first Korean-Dutch dictionary
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I'm a relative newbie with mediawiki and before I rush into something
I'd appreciate some advice as to how practical this is.
I want to use mediawiki to hold a catalogue of electronic resources
(journals etc) that a library has access to. One page per resource. The
end user would be able to search through categories of resource and each
page would give the user a description of the resource, explanation of
how to use it etc. So far, completely normal wiki.
But I have additional data about each resource I would like to store in
each page (for example, configuration settings for a proxy server for
that particular resource). This data would not be visible to the
standard user, but would be entered by the same person entering the
visible text and would be visible to that person/group. The data would
be extracted by a bot at intervals to generate configuration files
directly or update an external database. Even better would be if the bot
could also populate the pages with some of this data.
Is this straightforward to do with mediawiki? I had a quick look at the
API and it doesn't look like it's really geared to extracting
user-defined chunks of data, but I could well be wrong. I don't mind
doing some coding (and obviously will have to do some for the bot) but
don't have a huge amount of time to spend on development. A pre-existing
plugin that does what I want would be nice!
Thanks for any advice
Wikimedia Germany is again organizing a hackathon in Berlin. It will be in May,
but we have not decided on the weekend yet. So, if you are interrested in
attending the event, please let us know on which dates you *can't* come. We are
especially interrested to know when people around the globe are tied up by exams
So, if you want to come, but might not be able to at some specific dates, drop a
and see you there!