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Bug 2752 - Not able to save an edit
Not able to save an edit
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
1.5.x
All Linux
: Normal blocker with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Depends on:
Blocks: rtl
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Reported: 2005-07-08 08:00 UTC by Gerard Meijsssen
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Gerard Meijsssen 2005-07-08 08:00:54 UTC
http://fa.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=%DA%A9%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A8%D8%B1:RobotGMwikt&action=edit
I cannot save the following text: This is the bot of [[کاربر:GerardM]]
Comment 1 Gerard Meijsssen 2005-07-09 18:09:00 UTC
This problem occurs because I do not use the fa or the he userinterface. This
problem occurs when I have set the UI to nl.
Comment 2 Thomas Kjosmoen 2005-07-09 21:05:13 UTC
I'm having the same problem with a vanilla installation.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2005-12-14 23:28:44 UTC
What error, if any, do you receive?
Comment 4 Guido Flohr 2005-12-26 18:03:22 UTC
I have the same problem with the following setup.  mediawiki version 1.5.4 with
php4 version 4.3.8, mysql 4.0.21 and apache 2.0.50 running on a SuSE 9.2 i386
system.  Mediawiki is a vanilla verion from the download site, php, mysql and
apache are unmodified SuSE packages.  I have changed the language to "de" during
the installation, later changing $wgLanguageCode to "en" has no effect.

I then created a new user, and logged in as this user.  When I try to create a
new page or edit an existing one, I cannot save the page.  More exactly, I see
exactly the same as if I had pressed the "Preview", not the "Save" button. 
Changing my user language to "en" does not work, because I have a similar
problem: I cannot change my preferred language.  Changing my full name for
example works.

When I log in as the privileged "WikiSysop", I have the same behavior.  But
surprisingly, I can save pages when not logged in at all.

I have compared the forms presented for the three different users: They are
identical, except for the value of the form field "wpEditToken".

I have repeated the installation with "en" as the system language, same behavior.

I had the same problem on the same machine with version 1.5.3.  But I recently
installed mediawiki 1.4.7 on a similar system without any problems.

To answer your last question: There is no error message, and nothing in the web
server error log.  Only the preview and save buttons have exactly the same
effect for logged in users.
Comment 5 Guido Flohr 2005-12-26 20:17:48 UTC
I could resolve my issue.  The PHP session module tried to write session files
to /var/lib/php which failed because of unsufficient privileges.  An error
message to the web server's error log in this case would certainly have been
helpful.
Comment 6 Rob Church 2005-12-26 22:08:59 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> I could resolve my issue.  The PHP session module tried to write session files
> to /var/lib/php which failed because of unsufficient privileges.  An error
> message to the web server's error log in this case would certainly have been
> helpful.

Hmm. I would have said it's PHP's job to log that access error. Then again, it
doesn't write to a log file by default; depending upon the configuration, it may
not log any, or certain types of errors at all.
Comment 7 Nancy Nangeroni 2006-02-03 22:03:15 UTC
I am currently trying to set up a MediaWiki and am experiencing exactly the same problem.  
Unfortunately, the /var/lib directory on my host machine is not visible or accessible to me.   I 
would imagine that to be true for many others using hosted servers.  

So, is this really a php problem? If so, wouldn't some note in the installation instructions be 
warranted?
Comment 8 Rob Church 2006-02-03 22:07:37 UTC
(In reply to comment #7)
> So, is this really a php problem? If so, wouldn't some note in the
installation instructions be 
> warranted?

We expect that people are running on a working setup of web server, PHP and
database server.
Comment 9 Brion Vibber 2006-02-04 01:58:00 UTC
I'm closing this WORKSFORME. Comments after the original appear to be totally unrelated 
and are due to PHP misconfiguration on third-party hosts.

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