[MediaWiki-l] Upload-problems in Xampp-environment

Katharina Wolkwitz wolkwitz at fh-swf.de
Tue Nov 11 13:52:45 UTC 2014

Hello everybody,

I'm running my mediawiki-installation in a Xampp-environment  on a
SLES11SP3-server, and since upgrading to version 1.23.6 I cannot get the
file-upload to work again.

So far I'ver tried the following:

Settings in LocalSettings.php

$wgEnableUploads = true;
#$wgUploadPath    = "/_kate/test/images";
$wgUploadPath        = "$wgScriptPath/images";
$wgFileExtensions = array('dat', 'png', 'gif', 'jpg', 'jpeg', 'pdf');
$wgCheckFileExtensions = true;
$wgVerifyMimeType = false;
$wgAllowExternalImages = true;

wiki-t00:/opt/lampp/htdocs/_fhbwiki # chmod -R 0777 images
wiki-t00:/opt/lampp/htdocs/_fhbwiki # chown -R wwwrun:www images

But nothing changes the error-message I get (with minute difference in the

Das Verzeichnis „mwstore://local-backend/local-public/f/f6“ konnte nicht
angelegt werden.

Only if I add the following line in the LocalSettings.php-File:

## If you want to use image uploads under safe mode,
## create the directories images/archive, images/thumb and
## images/temp, and make them all writable. Then uncomment
## this, if it's not already uncommented:
$wgHashedUploadDirectory = false;

The error-message changes slightly to:

Das Verzeichnis „mwstore://local-backend/local-public“ konnte nicht angelegt werden

In my former installation I didn't need to change the owner:group of the
images-directory at all - there the directory belonged to the same owner:group
as the rest of the mediawiki-directory and the upload worked fine with the
777-rights on the images-directory.

I've found the following link
and the hint to using the www-data user:group but on my server there is _no_
such user:group.
Would I need to add them in order to make the file-upload work?


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