[Mediawiki-l] Need assist on Login hang!

Russell, Elizabeth earussell at tva.gov
Wed Aug 15 12:47:20 UTC 2007

Thank you platonides.  But I do feel like a total dope.  
/tmp was set as follows:  "drwxrwxr-x  11 root sys   4096 Aug 14 12:12

I immediately checked the .bash_history files for the only two logged-on
users (myself and the one other user both have access to root), but have
no idea how the tmp permissions got reset.  Possibly something was
running as sys(?) and temporarily changed permissions on tmp then
died?????  I've fixed /tmp, and now sessions are working again.   

In the meantime, I got good practice in turning on debug for all
components of wiki.  Now I'll practice turning off all the debug

Thanks again,
Beth Russell

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

Russell, Elizabeth wrote:
> 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
> /wiki/index.php/Main_Page
> 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
> explanation. 

If it says it doesn't have access to /tmp it probably doesn't. Check the

permissions. Without write access, it can't set the session.

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