[Mediawiki-l] mediawiki 1.4.7 + php 5.0.4 + mysql 4.1.11 on Fedora Core 4 x86_64

Phil pv+wikimedia at math.duke.edu
Thu Jul 21 21:33:38 UTC 2005

>Phil wrote:
>> I've tried installing mediawiki 1.4.7 multiple times already with
>> different settings; can anyone advise me on getting this working (or is
>> Mediawiki 1.5 coming soon without these issues?
>Try installing 1.5beta3 and see.

Result: config gives Fatal errors (reported in separate email).

>>(Q) Is it possible that php 5.0.4's default
>>  is to use the new 4.1 mysql passwords?
>Might be, or it might not; I haven't tested FC4 to see
>how they've compiled it. Set up a script like this:

<?php phpinfo() ?>

>And check the MySQL section for the client library version.
>The MediaWiki 1.5 installer should include a warning
>message if it detects the older version.

mysql:    Client API version 	4.1.11
mysqli:   Client API version 	4.1.11

Let me know if I should send the whole output.

>> ... in which case forcing mysql to use the old passwords is a problem?
>Try also disabling turck & memcache.

do you mean: in mediawiki config, select no caching;
or do you mean, make sure the machine doesn't load them at all?

>> Warning: array_key_exists() [function.array-key-exists]: The second
>> argument should be either an array or an object in
>> /var/www/html/mediawiki-1.4.7/includes/User.php on line 716

>That probably shouldn't happen, but sounds harmless.
>Where exactly did you get this?

When trying to re-run the config/index.php file, instead of moving on 
with 'success!' the config/webform page is refreshed with those error 
messages between the list of detected stuff and the section of text 
input forms.

>> and other complaints which I assume have to do with attempting
>> to create already created databases and/or users.

>Can you include those? Rerunning the installer after a successful
>installation will only run updaters, not creation of tables.

Well, when the sql root user has either new- or old-style password, I can 
no longer get past the config file:

MediaWiki 1.4.7 installation

Please include all of the lines below when reporting installation 
Checking environment...

     * PHP 5.0.4: ok
     * PHP server API is apache2handler; ok, using pretty URLs 
     * Have XML / Latin1-UTF-8 conversion support.
     * PHP's memory_limit is 8M. If this is too low, installation may fail! 
Attempting to raise limit to 20M... ok.
     * Have zlib support; enabling output compression.
     * Turck MMCache installed
     * Found ImageMagick: /usr/bin/convert; image thumbnailing will be 
enabled if you enable uploads.
     * Found GD graphics library built-in.
     * Installation directory: /var/www/html/mediawiki-1.4.7
     * Script URI path: /wiki

>Check the PHP error log. If there is not a PHP error
> log by default, find php.ini and set one up.

ok on retrying the 1.4.7 config, with no caching and all passwords the 
same, I am getting in http/logs/error_log: (which php errors are reported 

[Thu Jul 21 17:18:50 2005] [notice] child pid 7283 exit signal 
Segmentation fault (11)
[Thu Jul 21 17:19:00 2005] [notice] child pid 7281 exit signal 
Segmentation fault (11)
[Thu Jul 21 17:19:39 2005] [notice] child pid 7284 exit signal 
Segmentation fault (11)
[Thu Jul 21 17:19:40 2005] [notice] child pid 7285 exit signal 
Segmentation fault (11)
[Thu Jul 21 17:20:39 2005] [notice] child pid 7286 exit signal 
Segmentation fault (11)
[Thu Jul 21 17:21:20 2005] [notice] child pid 7287 exit signal 
Segmentation fault (11)
[Thu Jul 21 17:21:21 2005] [notice] child pid 7280 exit signal 
Segmentation fault (11)

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