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Bug 3921 - Installation stops with "call to undefined function..." error
Installation stops with "call to undefined function..." error
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Installer (Other open bugs)
Other Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-11-11 08:33 UTC by Elke Stahl
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:38 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Elke Stahl 2005-11-11 08:33:12 UTC
After i followed the installation instructions given on i got an fatal error.

i suppose the system requirements are met.

Checking environment...

    * PHP 4.3.4: ok
    * PHP server API is apache2handler; ok, using pretty URLs (index.php/Page_Title)
    * Have XML / Latin1-UTF-8 conversion support.
    * PHP's memory_limit is 24M. If this is too low, installation may fail!
    * No zlib support.
    * Neither Turck MMCache nor eAccelerator are installed, can't use object
caching functions
    * Found GNU diff3: /usr/bin/diff3.
    * Found GD graphics library built-in, image thumbnailing will be enabled if
you enable uploads.
    * Installation directory: /srv/www/htdocs/wiki
    * Script URI path: /wiki

      Fatal error: Call to undefined function: session_name() in
/srv/www/htdocs/wiki/includes/Setup.php on line 123

what can i do to resolve the problem? 
Elke Stahl
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-11-11 08:43:12 UTC
Your PHP is misconfigured. You are missing essential, required modules such as the 
session module.
Comment 2 Elke Stahl 2005-11-11 09:00:40 UTC
thank you. i´ll check this
Comment 3 Elke Stahl 2005-11-14 06:01:32 UTC
thx! the problem is fixed after installing the session modules ;o)

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