[Mediawiki-l] Empty home page after installation

Chris Smeder smeder.c at gmail.com
Wed Jan 10 05:59:22 UTC 2007

You need access to somthing like "/usr/local/lib/php.ini" do you have
ssh access?
 If you mess with the index.php file like add some html to the top
<h1>test</h1> does it show up? If it does try writting some bad php at
the top <?php aaa ?> does this display the correct error msg?

You really need to figure out where you have problems, is it the php
install, is it the wiki install is it apache, etc ...   Figure out
what does and doesnt work on your system, do other php pages load
correctly, are errors being reported when there is a problem etc.. A
blank page is a really hard problem to access.

Any one else have any ideas?


On 1/8/07, Robin Faichney <robin at robinfaichney.org> wrote:
> Monday, January 8, 2007, 7:11:23 AM, Chris wrote:
> > Why is PHP's register_globals option is enabled??? Thats rather
> > unsafe, any person has access to MediaWiki's source code, If they find
> > one mistake in the way vars are handled they could get your admin
> > password using an xss exploit?
> Don't know about that. My host is a biggish company. I'll email their
> support.
> > As far as the page not working, what is the page you expect to work?
> > site.com/wiki/index.php
> Yup
> > is error reporting turned on in php.ini if index.php exists it should
> > atleast throw some errors? The only other thing I can think of is did
> > you modify MonoBook.php? or index.php in some wierd way? I had added a
> > html comment under the </html> tag on my MonoBook.php file once and it
> > gave me simular trouble to what you have: sometimes only page headers
> > would be sent, no page content.
> According to phpinfo() error_reporting = 341, otherwise error_* is
> "no value". Can I change these using my own php.ini in the root
> folder? If so, what are recommended values?
> I haven't made any changes at all to the out-of-the-box mediawiki setup.
> --
> Robin Faichney
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