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Bug 4675 - Failed to parse (Can't write to or create math temp directory) - although the dirs exist and are writeable
Failed to parse (Can't write to or create math temp directory) - although the...
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
PC Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-01-19 21:03 UTC by engels
Modified: 2006-01-20 21:33 UTC (History)
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Description engels 2006-01-19 21:03:42 UTC
I get this error 

Failed to parse (Can't write to or create math temp directory)

for this

<nowiki><math>\sqrt{2}</math></nowiki> content. 
$wgUploadDirectory is deifned as $IP/images and $wgTmpDirectory  =
$wgUploadDirectory/tmp in LocalSettings.php.

$IP/images/tmp exists and is chmodded a+w
$IP/images/math exists and is chmodded a+w

I got this working with a previous cvs  after experiencing the same error for
quite some time, it magically fixed itself. I then got another error but this
was related to my latex installtation. 

When I grabbed the latest cvs, I deleted the /images/tmp amd images/math dirs
remade them and re chmodded a+w, and I continued to get the same error message.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-01-19 21:05:13 UTC
Safe mode? Ownership?
Comment 2 engels 2006-01-19 21:17:01 UTC
Safe Mode? Explain. Ownership? Explain.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2006-01-19 21:29:28 UTC
Comment 4 engels 2006-01-20 08:08:14 UTC
Current PHP version: 5.0.4

safe_mode = Off
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2006-01-20 08:43:56 UTC
I note you haven't provided a URL to the page where you have the problem. This 
makes it harder for us to confirm your problem, test, or make suggestions.

Can you confirm that you have actually rerendered the page since making your 
tweaks? Page renderings are aggressively cached. Please test in a preview, on a new 
page, with new text, with ?action=purge, etc.
Comment 6 engels 2006-01-20 21:05:46 UTC
I upgraded php to version 5.1.2. The error is no longer occurring. No other
changes were made to my system. 
Comment 7 engels 2006-01-20 21:08:51 UTC
The error I now recieve (PNG  conversion failed) is related to my installation
of Tex Live - which is another issue entirely. I do not know why the php upgrade
resolved the issue.

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