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Bug 7259 - Special:Specialpages is empty, suddenly
Special:Specialpages is empty, suddenly
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (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: 2006-09-07 17:35 UTC by Ben Slivka
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:41 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Ben Slivka 2006-09-07 17:35:17 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?

Thank you!
--Ben Slivka
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-09-08 09:11:16 UTC
Never heard of such a problem; you'll have to debug it yourself.

Check for broken extensions.
Comment 2 Ben Slivka 2006-09-09 04:37:10 UTC

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?

Thank you,
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-12-03 04:16:01 UTC
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?
Comment 4 Raimond Spekking 2007-03-09 19:02:22 UTC
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.

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