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Bug 322 - in-place install doesn't deal with database problems well
in-place install doesn't deal with database problems well
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Installer (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2004-09-03 03:21 UTC by Timwi
Modified: 2010-05-15 14:36 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Timwi 2004-09-03 03:21:05 UTC
BUG MIGRATED FROM SOURCEFORGE
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=919777&group_id=34373&atid=411192
Originally submitted by Daniel Keshet (dkesh)  2004-03-19 21:46


I installed mediawiki on my machine (FreeBSD, mysql3.something, 
php4.3) once successfully, then nuked it (removing the database).  
I then tried installing it again, but I get the following error 
message on screen: 
 
Sorry! The wiki is experiencing some technical difficulties, and 
cannot contact the database server. 
 
And the following in my apache logs: 
 
[Fri Mar 19 02:22:50 2004] [error] PHP Warning:  mysql_error(): 
supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource 
in /web/users/dkesh/wiki/includes/Database.php on line 196 
[Fri Mar 19 02:22:50 2004] [error] PHP Warning:  Cannot modify 
header information - headers already sent by (output started 
at /web/users/dkesh/wiki/config/index.php:30) 
in /web/users/dkesh/wiki/includes/Database.php on line 413 
[Fri Mar 19 02:22:50 2004] [error] PHP Warning:  Cannot modify 
header information - headers already sent by (output started 
at /web/users/dkesh/wiki/config/index.php:30) 
in /web/users/dkesh/wiki/includes/Database.php on line 448 
[Fri Mar 19 02:22:50 2004] [error] PHP Warning:  Cannot modify 
header information - headers already sent by (output started 
at /web/users/dkesh/wiki/config/index.php:30) 
in /web/users/dkesh/wiki/includes/Database.php on line 449 
 
I don't know why it's having trouble talking to the database, but I 
get the same error if I put in a non-existent database server.  I 
think the installer should give a more descriptive error message, if 
possible.

------------------------- Additional comments ------------------------
Date: 2004-03-21 00:20
Sender: SF user vibber

Unable to reproduce...
FreeBSD: 5.2.1
MediaWiki: 1.2.0rc4
PHP: 5.0.0b4
MySQL: 4.0.16

Never had trouble on my Mac either; PHP 4.3.2. I'll see if I
can find an
MySQL 3 to check against...
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-01-02 14:27:47 UTC
"...then nuked it (removing the database)..."

And didn't recreate it? Regardless, I agree that the installer's handling of a
lot of things stinks. Which is why it's on my list of things to be done...some
day. ;-)
Comment 2 Rob Church 2006-02-24 12:47:33 UTC
This sort of thing *should* now be fixed, with the improvements to the installer
from 1.5.6 onwards.

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