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Bug 7577 - Missing 'Special' in URLs
Missing 'Special' in URLs
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
PC Linux
: Normal major (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 7873 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-10-14 15:07 UTC by Andrey Bondarenko
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

LocalSettings.php (mediawiki 1.8.2) (4.72 KB, text/plain)
2006-10-15 09:56 UTC, Andrey Bondarenko

Description Andrey Bondarenko 2006-10-14 15:07:45 UTC
I installed a mediawiki 1.8.1 on FC4 server 
(Linux 2.6.11 x86_64, apache 2.0.54, php 5.0.4, mysqld 4.1.16)
and found out that all urls that should have 'Special' do not. 
For example, I have the following url for 'Log in/create account' :
instead of
There is the same things for all other special pages. 

I have tested that all is ok for version 1.7.1

Please advise.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-10-14 16:39:33 UTC
1) try 1.8.2, which fixes bug 7562
2) provide details of configuration
Comment 2 Andrey Bondarenko 2006-10-15 09:56:00 UTC
Created attachment 2500 [details]
LocalSettings.php (mediawiki 1.8.2)
Comment 3 Andrey Bondarenko 2006-10-15 09:57:22 UTC
1) I have tried both 1.8.2 and 1.9-svn and have got the same problem.
Currently you can find 1.8.2 at

2) Please find below the output of the mediawiki 1.8.2 installation and the attached 
Please let me know if you need some extra information. 

PHP 5.0.4 installed 
Found database drivers for: MySQL 
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 32M. If this is too low, installation may fail! 
Have zlib support; enabling output compression. 
Couldn't find Turck MMCache, eAccelerator or APC. Object caching functions cannot be used.
Found GNU diff3: /usr/bin/diff3.
Found GD graphics library built-in, image thumbnailing will be enabled if you enable uploads. 
Installation directory: /home/var/www/mediawiki-1.8.2 
Script URI path: /mwiki 
Environment checked. You can install MediaWiki. 
Generating configuration file...

Database type: MySQL 
Loading class: DatabaseMysql
Attempting to connect to database server as mwiki28...success. 
Connected to 4.1.16 
Database mwiki28db exists 
Creating tables... using MySQL 4 table defs... done. 
Initializing data...
Created sysop account WikiSysop. 
Initialising "MediaWiki" namespace for language code en... 
Done. Updated: 0, inserted: 1495, kept: 0. 
Creating LocalSettings.php...

Installation successful! Move the config/LocalSettings.php file into the parent directory, 
then follow this link to your wiki.
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2006-10-15 18:15:34 UTC
There seems to be something wrong with basic numerics on this system. The 
namespace assignments are borked as visible in the export information:

      <namespace key="4294967294">Media</namespace>
      <namespace key="4294967295">Special</namespace>

(Those should be -2 and -1 respectively.)

I seem to recall problems with corruption of negative numbers on some 
versions of PHP on AMD64.

Here it is:

Andrey, can you upgrade to PHP 5.1 and try again?
Comment 5 Andrey Bondarenko 2006-10-16 11:05:34 UTC
Yes, indeed!
I have reproduced that bug on our system.
I will upgrade php and inform you asap.

Comment 6 Andrey Bondarenko 2006-10-20 09:47:02 UTC
It works with php 5.1 on my x86_64 system
This bug can be closed

Comment 7 Brion Vibber 2006-11-11 14:50:15 UTC
*** Bug 7873 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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