[Mediawiki-l] Special Pages gone after 1.8 upgrade

Scott M tarumaasu at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 18 22:37:41 UTC 2006


Well I was indeed running php 5.0.4 on an X86_64 machine in 64 bit mode. 

I built the 5.1.4 using the Fedora 5 source RPMS and upgraded.
I then restored my mediawiki 1.7 database and reran the upgrade process.
I still have no access to the special pages and can't log in.

Any other ideas?

----- Original Message ----
From: Brion Vibber <brion at pobox.com>
To: MediaWiki announcements and site admin list <mediawiki-l at Wikimedia.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 1:18:39 PM
Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] Special Pages gone after 1.8 upgrade

Scott M wrote:
> After upgrading from 1.7 to 1.8.1, my wiki no longer has any special pages.
> I can't even login now because the UserLogin special page is missing.

Are you running PHP 5.x on an x86_64 (AMD64) machine? If so, upgrade to 
PHP 5.1. Older versions of PHP are broken on 64-bit, which ends up 
corrupting data.

-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)
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