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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
 Summary: Failed to parse (Can't write to or create math temp directory) - although the...
 Status: Product: RESOLVED INVALID MediaWiki Unclassified Component: General/Unknown (Other open bugs) 1.6.x PC Linux Normal normal (vote) --- Nobody - You can work on this! Show dependency tree / graph

 Reported: 2006-01-19 21:03 UTC by engels 2006-01-20 21:33 UTC (History) 0 users --- --- ---

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 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 $\sqrt{2}$ 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. Brion Vibber 2006-01-19 21:05:13 UTC Safe mode? Ownership? engels 2006-01-19 21:17:01 UTC Safe Mode? Explain. Ownership? Explain.  Brion Vibber 2006-01-19 21:29:28 UTC http://www.php.net/features.safe-mode engels 2006-01-20 08:08:14 UTC Current PHP version: 5.0.4 /etc/php.ini safe_mode = Off  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. 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.  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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