00422: Auth page shows up blank; no password input form

Summary: Auth page shows up blank; no password input form
Created: 2005-04-14 03:03
Status: Closed - not a bug
Category: Bug
From: ADK?
Priority: 5
Version: 2.0beta29
OS: FreeBSD/Apache2/PHP5

Description: My server admin updated from Linux to FreeBSD, upgrading both Apache and PHP in the process. Upon trying to get to the site: [(approve links) edit diff], initially I had to deal with the "flock" error. I had to backup the wiki.d, then delete wiki.d (deleting just the flock and lastmod, per http://pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/RestorePmWiki didn't do the trick) and lastly restore wiki.d (sans flock and lastmod files) in order to restore the site.

Now, the site can be read fine, but attempting to edit an arbitrary page brings up a blank page. The source just shows <html><body></body><html>. I did not change the config file, so the original password for admin and edit remain the same as before.


Can you set $EnableDiag=1; on that site? I suspect there's a problem with the session settings that is causing the pmwiki.php script to terminate prematurely. --Pm

Done. I removed the '@' error suppression from one of the calls in BasicAuth, and up came an error stating something along the lines "Fatal Error: call to undefined 'session_start'" I'm presuming my admin is missing a PHP module? -=-ADK

Update: My admin installed pmwiki from the 'ports' directory of FreeBSD, and now we have a working version of pmwiki (2beta25): [(approve links) edit diff]. The edit function here works fine with the default settings. Turning on the DefaultPasswords causes even the mainpage to be blank. -=-ADK

Update again: Finally convinced my admin to install the sessions module. Works now! Now I can go back to the creative process. You can close this one out as "admin laziness" (actually, he's just really, really security conscious). -=-ADK