[MediaWiki-l] Missing function SpecialRenameuser::getOutput()?

Katharina Wolkwitz wolkwitz at fh-swf.de
Mon Nov 3 12:43:56 UTC 2014

Hello everybody,

I've just updated my wiki from version 1.16.2 to version 1.23.5 and updated the
extension Renamuser to the current version. But when I try to open the
rename-user-page in my wiki I get the following error-message:

Fatal error: Call to undefined method SpecialRenameuser::getOutput() in
on line 24

When looking at the file mentioned in the error-message I noticed that there is
indeed no such function as getOutput in this file. With the help of grep I
ensured that there is no such function in the whole

I even went so far as to have grep look in my whole wiki-directory:

wiki-t00:/opt/lampp/htdocs/_fhbwiki # grep -i -r 'getoutput' * > getoutput.txt

Here is the result of that grep:

    extensions/Renameuser/specials/SpecialRenameuser.php: $out = $this->getOutput();
    extensions/Renameuser/Renameuser.hooks.php: $out =
    extensions/Renameuser/getoutput.txt:Renameuser.hooks.php: $out =
    extensions/Renameuser/getoutput.txt:specials/SpecialRenameuser.php: $out =
    includes/Article.php: $this->mParserOutput = $this->getOutputFromWikitext(
$text, $cache, $parserOptions );
    includes/Article.php: public function getOutputFromWikitext( $text, $cache =
true, $parserOptions = false ) {
    includes/Article.php: return $this->getOutputFromWikitext( $rev->getText(),
$useParserCache );
    includes/OutputPage.php: foreach ( $parserOutput->getOutputHooks() as
$hookInfo ) {
    includes/Profiler.php: return $wgProfiler->getOutput( $start, $elapsed );
    includes/Profiler.php: function getOutput() {
    includes/parser/Parser.php: function getOutput() { return $this->mOutput; }
    includes/parser/ParserOutput.php: function getOutputHooks() { return
(array)$this->mOutputHooks; }
    includes/parser/LinkHolderArray.php: $output = $this->parent->getOutput();
    includes/parser/LinkHolderArray.php: $output = $this->parent->getOutput();
    includes/ProfilerSimpleTrace.php: function getOutput() {

Now I'm wondering whether one of those getOutput-functions is the one the
Renameuser-extension is supposed to use and why that isn't working properly? The
reason I wondering that at all is that a similar "Fatal error: Call to undefined
method"-error-message occured when I tried to update another extension before.
But since it turned out that the older/previous version was working fine I
didn't follow up on the update and the error any further...

I'm a rather PHP-noob so I cannot really follow up all the
programming-intricaies indepth. :-( I hope someone can help me or at least point
me in the right direction.


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