[MediaWiki-l] Keeps saying A LocalSettings.php file has been detected.

Tom tom at hutch4.us
Sat Apr 29 05:27:01 UTC 2017


Curious, is this a brand-new install, never had a wiki before? Did the install error? Browser Cache? Try incognito mode. 

Did you check for a hidden .htaccess file? Apache or Nginx? Did you enable rewrites before actually installing?

Tom

> On Apr 28, 2017, at 9:22 PM, Andrius D. Ilgunas <andrius at ilgunas.net> wrote:
> 
> Well, it's on a FBSD server (which *can* have locate, provided it's
> updated), but the issue isn't that I'm unable to find the file, but rather
> that LocalSettings.php doesn't even exist at that point of the
> installation. The very first time that I point my browser to the installer,
> it clearly states:
> 
> MediaWiki 1.28.1
> 
> LocalSettings.php not found.
> 
> Please complete the installation <http://mysite.dev/mw-config/index.php> and
> download LocalSettings.php.
> 
> In any event, the work-around got me through the installation.
> 
> --
> Andrius
> 
> On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 9:54 AM, Greg Rundlett (freephile) <
> greg at freephile.com> wrote:
> 
>> maybe "locate LocalSettings.php" will help you find where the other is
>> being detected (assuming linux)
>> 
>> Greg Rundlett
>> https://eQuality-Tech.com
>> https://freephile.org
>> 
>> On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 11:40 AM, Andrius D. Ilgunas <andrius at ilgunas.net>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> I hadn't tried that, preferring to stay away from cluttering up the
>> system
>>> as a whole.
>>> 
>>> However, I was able to discover a work-around. I bypassed the browser
>>> install by using the maintenance/install.php script. But that doesn't fix
>>> the problem.
>>> 
>>> Still, these symptoms scream "cache" somewhere, and for the life of me, I
>>> can't imagine where.
>>> 
>>> In any event, I'll post back here if a proper solution is discovered, if
>>> only to help anyone else.  Then again, according to Google, I'm the only
>>> person on the Internets to have come across these symptoms.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> --
>>> Andrius
>>> 
>>> On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 9:45 PM, G Rundlett <greg.rundlett at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Did you also do an installation via package manager?
>>>> 
>>>> On Apr 27, 2017 11:49 AM, "Andrius D. Ilgunas" <andrius at ilgunas.net>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> But I don't *HAVE* a LocalSetting.php file yet. This happens either
>>> when
>>>> I
>>>>> do a "git clone/composer update" install, or a vanilla
>>> "tarball/extract"
>>>>> install. I hit up http://mysite.dev/mw-config/index.php, and it
>>>> dutifully
>>>>> reports that:
>>>>> 
>>>>> MediaWiki 1.28.1
>>>>> 
>>>>> LocalSettings.php not found.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Please complete the installation <http://mysite.dev/mw-config/
>>> index.php>
>>>>> and
>>>>> download LocalSettings.php.
>>>>> 
>>>>> But on the page following it errors out with:
>>>>> 
>>>>> A LocalSettings.php file has been detected. To upgrade this
>>> installation,
>>>>> please enter the value of $wgUpgradeKey in the box below. You will
>> find
>>>> it
>>>>> in LocalSettings.php.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Installer be crazy.
>>>>> 
>>>>> I've cleared my cache, used a different browser, erased the
>> ~/.composer
>>>>> directory, deleted the directory/tried again and various combinations
>>> of
>>>>> trying to "reset" this, but I'm still prompted with the error.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Occasionally, though, I run across this error too:
>>>>> 
>>>>> *Fatal error*: Class 'ComposerAutoloaderInit_mediawiki_vendor' not
>>> found
>>>>> in
>>>>> */usr/local/www/wiki/vendor/autoload.php* on line *7*
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Does anyone have an idea of what might be causing this?
>>>>> 
>>>>> --
>>>>> Andrius
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