Last modified: 2004-12-05 20:57:11 UTC
The check at line 87 in wiki/PHPTAL-NP-0.7.0/libs/PHPTAL.php
failed. (See copy below ...)
Further The error was not visible as error. Please make fatal
errors to appear red; separated from normal output/warnings; and
with Keyword Error: or Fatal: at the beginning of the message.
Work-around: commenting it out.
--- snapshot ---
if( !is_writable (PHPTAL_DEFAULT_CACHE_DIR) )
'Can\'t find a writable temp directory for the XHTML
template. ' .
'Check that the TMP environment variable points to a
writable directory, ' .
'or that the default temp dir (' . $default_temp . ')
exists and is writable.' ) );
Can you explain in a bit more detail what you mean?
a) "The error was not visible as error" means it wasn't bright red and didn't have the word "error" next to it, or that nothing displayed at all?
b) Does "The check failed" mean that it correctly determined the situation (no writable temp dir) or that the check returned an incorrect result (you
have a writable temp dir, but it thinks you do not)?
c) "Work-around: commenting it out" produces what results? Does the wiki work? Where is the compiled template being stored?
PHPTAL not working is not fatal. Just set $wgUsePHPTal = false; and wiki will
a) I did't detect this message as seperate message. it was messed up with
other messages that have been printed before it.
b) Yes, I checked that there is a writeable /tmp
# ls -ld /tmp
drwxrwxrwt 2 root root 4096 Oct 21 21:42 /tmp
Hmm, dunno why the t flag is set ?! Shouldn't be the problem
Ok. I removed the falg and tested again:
Script URI path: /wiki Warning: $wgProxyKey is insecure Can't find a
writable temp directory for the XHTML template. Check that the TMP
environment variable points to a writable directory, or that the default
temp dir (/tmp) exists and is writable. Please notice: As you can see
below, I have some problems with 'safe_mode', turning it off in
my /etc/php.ini seems not to work for some reason ?!
Comment: I added some output here to see what values have been applied:
TMP = /tmp
$default_temp = /tmp
PHPTAL_DEFAULT_CACHE_DIR = /tmp/
c) This is a hard one.
It created me my LocalSettings.php
I can't find any template. /tmp is empty.
Wiki does not work: http// ... /wiki/index.php/Hauptseite
[pear_error: message="failed to open stream: Operation not permitted"
code=0 mode=return level=notice prefix="" info=""]
--- More information about the check at install: ---
Warning: set_time_limit(): Cannot set time limit in safe mode
in /home/www/web2/html/ww/wiki/install-utils.inc on line 27
PHP 4.3.5: ok
Warning: PHP's safe mode is active! You will likely have problems caused
by this. You may need to make the 'images' subdirectory writable or
specify a TMP environment variable pointing to a writable temporary
directory owned by you, since safe mode breaks the system temporary
PHP server API is apache; ok, using pretty URLs (index.php/Page_Title)
Have XML / Latin1-UTF-8 conversion support.
PHP's memory_limit is 30M. If this is too low, installation may fail!
Have zlib support; enabling output compression.
Found GD graphics library built-in, image thumbnailing will be enabled if
you enable uploads.
Installation directory: /home/www/web2/html/ww/wiki
Script URI path: /wiki
--- Output from my install with work-around:
MySQL error 1045: Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using
Trying regular user... ok.
Connected to database... 4.0.18-standard-log; enabling MySQL 4
enhancementsWarning: $wgProxyKey is insecure
Database usr_web2_1 exists
There are already MediaWiki tables in this database. Checking if updates
...ipblocks is up to date.
...already have interwiki table
...indexes seem up to 20031107 standards
...have linkscc table.
...linkscc is up to date, or does not exist. Good.
...have hitcounter table.
Converting links table to ID-ID...
Schema already converted
...have user_real_name field in user table.
...have special page querycache table.
...have objectcache table.
...have categorylinks table.
Initialising "MediaWiki" namespace...
Clearing message cache...Done.
Finished update checks.
Success! Move the LocalSettings.php file into the parent directory, then
follow this link to your wiki.
Thx JeLuF !
I deactivated it as you described it. I had to add the line
$wgUsePHPTal = false
at the end of my "LocalSettings.php" just bevor the last line "?>"
Now it works.
(In reply to comment #3)
> a) I did't detect this message as seperate message. it was messed up with
> other messages that have been printed before it.
So it did display.
> b) Yes, I checked that there is a writeable /tmp
Being writable to the operating system doesn't help if PHP is running in "safe mode". Did you confirm that PHP can write to /tmp?
> # ls -ld /tmp
> drwxrwxrwt 2 root root 4096 Oct 21 21:42 /tmp
> Hmm, dunno why the t flag is set ?! Shouldn't be the problem
> Ok. I removed the falg and tested again:
The t ("sticky") bit is what prevents other users from deleting files you put in /tmp, and it's normal.
> As you can see
> below, I have some problems with 'safe_mode', turning it off in
> my /etc/php.ini seems not to work for some reason ?!
Does it continue to run in safe mode, or does it do something else? Are there error messages? Have you restarted apache since editing /etc/php.ini?
Try fully shutting down Apache and restarting it. Have you confirmed that /etc/php.ini is the correct php.ini file, and that it's not being overridden by
some other php.ini? Run the phpinfo() function and make sure it's listing the expected config file.
> Wiki does not work: http// ... /wiki/index.php/Hauptseite
> [pear_error: message="failed to open stream: Operation not permitted"
> code=0 mode=return level=notice prefix="" info=""]
Ok, that's expected if it fails to find a writable temp dir. It will try to fall back to the 'images' subdirectory if /tmp isn't available; try making this
writable and if running in safe mode ensure that it is owned by the same user as index.php is.
1.4 eliminates this mess, without need to write a compiled template file.