Last modified: 2010-05-15 15:41:04 UTC
I installed MW 1.7.1 on top of Fedora Core 5 Linux several weeks ago.
It's been working fine, I've been updating pages, etc.
Today, from my Windows XP machine, I visited Special:Specialpages a few times, editing other
pages in between, and then, suddenly, when I visit Special:Specialpages, it is empty -- no list
of special pages! Yikes!
I was logged in with a normal account, not a WikiSysop account.
This is all occuring inside my corporate LAN, and we have proprietary information, so I cannot
give you access to the server.
I searched and could find no similar bug.
Is there some kind of tweak I can apply to fix this problem?
Never heard of such a problem; you'll have to debug it yourself.
Check for broken extensions.
Ummm...I wasn't doing anything on the Linux box at all...just doing normal Wiki editing
from IE 6 on a Windows XP workstation...and the Specialpages contents just disappeared.
This would seem to be a pretty nasty failing of the MediaWiki PHP code, eh?
How would such activity on a client machine cause a "broken extension"?
Pardon my ignorance, but while I've done tons of MS-DOS/Windows development, I'm much
less familiar with Linux debugging. What debugger should I use for PHP?
1. What changed on the server?
2. Define "empty" - is there no content in the content area of the page? Do no
pages get listed? Or does the server seem to be returning a totally blank page?
3. What does the PHP error log have to say about it?
No answer/reaction since 3 months. If the problem still persists feel free to
reopen the bug with more information as Rob asked in comment #3.