01118: Changes in config file being ignored globally

Summary: Changes in config file being ignored globally
Created: 2009-07-16 11:10
Status: Closed - resolved
Category: Other
From: Promsan
Priority: 3
Version: 2.2.3
OS: Ubuntu 6.0.3 & WinXP SP3

Description: It seems like none of the changes I'm making in the config file are being implemented on the wiki when I upload them (I'm, using gFTP on Ubuntu 6.0.3 at work; and FIlezilla on WinXP at home). I'm trying to test out changing the skin between monobook and equilibrium to start with. From searching the PITS database, all I can see is someone solving a basic issue by uploading the zip file and extracting it on the server... is that like a general rule of thumb for this stuff, or is there any reason that this skin might play up?


Promsan July 16, 2009, at 11:11 AMPromsan

  • can you confirm the file is actually on the server (ie the ftp actually worked, timestamps can sometimes affect this)
  • is there any sort of caching involved in your browser, or elsewhere

The config.php is definitely on the file server; I viewed the version on the server, and the changes I made are there, yet don't display (even a simple one like the title bar title of site/page), even after clearing browser (FF3) cache. Its as though the website is reading a different config file somewhere else... but where?!

...ahh I've sussed it out... I was loading the config file in the wrong directory... it was in the directory above "local".


Well... hopefully other dunces will benefit from this PITS log?!