[Mediawiki-l] Need assist on Login hang!

Russell, Elizabeth earussell at tva.gov
Tue Aug 14 21:13:28 UTC 2007

I restarted HTTP server and mySQL, etc. after updating php.ini to get
more error messages.  Now these messages appear in error_log when I
attempt the login link:

[Tue Aug 14 12:19:59 2007] [error] [client] PHP Warning:
Unknown: open(/tmp/sess_f0689cfc00bd5b072ffc21ff
cdbe42e0, O_RDWR) failed: Permission denied (13) in Unknown on line 0,
referer: http://wikid/wiki/index.php/Main_Page   
[Tue Aug 14 12:19:59 2007] [error] [client] PHP Warning:
Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). P
lease verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct
(/tmp) in Unknown on line 0, referer: http://wikid

At least I'm getting some error messages now.... But it seems to be
saying that it doesn't have access to /tmp.  There must be some other

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Subject: [Mediawiki-l] Need assist on Login hang!

My wiki has been working fine for several weeks (albeit with low
activity), and now all of a sudden the login is hanging.  
When I click on the login link the URL becomes:
The window goes blank, and nothing else happens.

I see nothing in the error logs.  Access log shows the last entry to be: - - [14/Aug/2007:09:49:33 -0400] "GET
/wiki/index.php?title=Special:Userlogin&returnto=Main_Page HTTP/1.1" 
 200 3630

The 200 response code indicates everything's normal, and 3630 bytes were
returned, but I don't see anything on my screen.  When I do "view
source" I see an empty Body section, and nothing else...

	<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
	<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html;

Has anybody else seen this, or canyou give any hints on what to look at?
I've tried turning on wgDebugLog but it's not showing anything either.
My next option may be to reboot, but no guarantees that things will be
cleaned up when I do that... The last reboot was Saturday (4 days ago).
I've logged on several times since then, only in the past few hours has
it started bombing out.
Beth Russell
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