[MediaWiki-l] Scribuno / Lua problem

Hershel Robinson hershelsr at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 19:42:46 UTC 2018

> It therefore looks to me like a Linux server config issue of some sort,

I would agree with that, but unfortunately that's not the sort of
issue we can easily advise upon as it depends on a myriad of factors,
such as what OS you use, what webserver software, what database server
software etc. You would need to ask your host or sysadmin to
investigate that. If you don't have one, you could post about this on
a Linux forum perhaps, or considering hiring a Linux consultant to

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 7:28 PM Peter Presland <peter at wikispooks.org> wrote:
> I have hit a problem with the Scribunto extension which, after a good
> few hours digging,  I have not been able to  track down and fix. It
> manifests as an 'Internal server error' with the message ' The server
> encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to
> complete your request.' , but only when completing or previewing an
> edit. All affected pages still work fine except that their main template
> cannot be edited (The pages themselves can).
> The site uses about a dozen big and complex Semantic templates, each
> including up to twenty additional templates plus calls to the standard Wikipedia
> 'infobox' Lua module. Trying to complete or preview an edit to that
> module separately produces the same error aswell.
> I can find no related entries in the http error or any other log and the
> Infobox module last edit date predates this problem by at least a year.
> It therefore looks to me like a Linux server config issue of some sort,
> although I cannot recall any changes there that pre-date the problem either.
> Can any one offer any ideas please.
> Peter Presland
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