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Bug 3636 - Internal Server Error after edits
Internal Server Error after edits
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-10-07 02:10 UTC by DeadZed
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:38 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description DeadZed 2005-10-07 02:10:11 UTC
OK, let me see if I can explain my problem

While I was installing MediaWiki I got the message "PHP server API is cgi: use ugly url"
The rest of the installation went fine

When I tried to log into the wiki using /index.php I received "Internal Server Error"
After searching around I chanced upon a suggestions saying to try using "/index.php?title=Main_Page"
I tried this and everything came up working fine.

I started exploring and messing around with the different pages to make sure all the links clicked 
to a properly operating page. All good.

I finally tried my hand at editing my Main_Page. As soon as I saved the edit I got "Internal Server 
Error". I clicked back and tried editing my Help:Contents page to see if the problem would 
duplicate. Before the edit it worked fine, after the edit "Internal Server Error". 

I didn't want to mess around anymore before I asked for some help.

If you would like to check it out, you can find an operational page at

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-10-07 02:31:33 UTC
Before continuing you should:
1) Check the error_log for messages.
2) Upgrade PHP; 4.2.3 is three years out of date and may simply not work.
3) Upgrade MediaWiki to 1.5.0 release.
Comment 2 DeadZed 2005-10-07 03:30:38 UTC
Thanks, that did it. Version 4.2.3 did not work, so I had my webhost upgrade me to PHP 5.

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