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Bug 29 - Installation runs fine, but then "Internal Server Error"
Installation runs fine, but then "Internal Server Error"
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Installer (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-08-14 06:17 UTC by Timwi
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:04 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Timwi 2004-08-14 06:17:01 UTC
Originally submitted by Matthias Stübner (mstuebner)  2004-08-07 17:30

After installing from tar.gz the installation runs
fine, but when one tries to call the index.php of the
installed Wiki it comes to:

Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or
misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
The installation output was:

MediaWiki 1.3.0beta6 installation

Please include all of the lines below when reporting
installation problems.
Checking environment...

    * WARNING: PHP 4.3.2 or higher is recommended.
Older versions from 4.1.x up may work but are not
actively supported. PHP 4.2.2: ok
    * PHP server API is cgi; using ugly URLs
    * Have XML / Latin1-UTF-8 conversion support.
    * PHP's memory_limit is 40M. If this is too low,
installation may fail!
    * Have zlib support; enabling output compression.
    * Found GD graphics library built-in, image
thumbnailing will be enabled if you enable uploads.
    * Installation directory:
    * Script URI path: /justwiki
    * MySQL error 1045: Access denied for user:
'root@localhost' (Using password: NO)
    * Trying regular user... ok.
    * Connected to database... 3.23.52-log
    * Database wikidb exists
    * There are already MediaWiki tables in this
database. Checking if updates are needed...

...ipblocks is up to date.
...already have interwiki table
...indexes seem up to 20031107 standards
...have linkscc table.
...linkscc is up to date, or does not exist. Good.
...have hitcounter table.
Converting links table to ID-ID...
Schema already converted
...have user_real_name field in user table.
...have special page querycache table.
...have objectcache table.
...have categorylinks table.
Creating redirects

Moving pages...

Converting text...
Initialising "MediaWiki" namespace...

    * Finished update checks.

      Creating LocalSettings.php...

      Success! Move the LocalSettings.php file into the
parent directory, then follow this link to your wiki.

Any idea what may cause this?

regards, Matthias (

------------------------- Additional comments ------------------------
Date: 2004-08-07 21:01
Sender: SF user vibber

Can you check your Apache or PHP error log?

Also try a direct page url such as index.php?title=SomePage or 
index.php?title=Special:Recentchanges to see if these behave
Comment 1 Timwi 2004-08-16 06:17:13 UTC
I will take the liberty to set the severity back down to "normal", because this
error does not seem to happen to many people.  Myself, I have installed
MediaWiki recently and I have not run into this problem.  It is likely to be
just a configuration problem on the user's server.
Comment 2 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2004-09-20 16:46:26 UTC
Probably a php configuration error. We can't fix it if user
doesn't give us feedback anyway.

To bug owner : try with lastest stable version and open a new
bug if the trouble still happen.

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