Issues with the Wiki

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This page is a provisorium. It's a list of things that are going wrong after the update to help Akw track and fix them.


Enabling user Javascript and CSS for MediaWiki

Could ThinkWiki's MediaWiki installation get these options enabled (typically set in LocalSettings.php):

These options allow users to have their own custom Javascript and CSS. I (and others) like to have our own custom themes and Javascript when working with MediaWiki-powered websites. --SamatJain 22:04, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Troubles encountered

Problem with cmdroot

Following String is not handled correct by template cmdroot: "fakeroot make-kpkg --initrd --revision=thinkpad.1.0 kernel_image"

see here: # {{{1}}}

Can not open page to edit without introducing modifications

If I open the X31 model page and without touching anything I hit preview, the div token is decomposed and appears in the preview page, and of course, the photo is not in the right place.

Ungoliant 19:24, 20 February 2007 (CET)

Can not upload SVG

I get the upload warning:
".svg" is not a recommended image file format.
Matt 14:02, 3 December 2006 (CET)

Is there a way to contact a registered user, for example to confirm information. I have found that AdamZ claims that the X20 is bootable via USB. My information indicates the contrary. Isn't there a way to contact a registered user through MediaWiki? --Rolf 00:30, 9 September 2006 (CEST)

php error encountered when attempting to update Bios Upgrade page:

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 133781 bytes) in /home/akw/htdocs/ on line 250

--roadends 02:30, 20 March 2006 (EDT)

--Tonko 03:40, 11 March 2006 (CET)

You can't (easliy do a multiline cmdresult, can you? See:

foo bar baz



 bar (after whitespace)
 baz (after whitespace)

This works (but is not so nice)


bar (after empty line)

baz (after empty line)

Any suggestions?

Paul Bolle 10:27, 24 January 2006 (CET)

I think the best way is to use single cmdresult calls for each line and prefix them with a colon. Like so:


, which results in


Alternatively, you can use <br /> at the ende of each line within one call, like this: {{cmdresult|foo<br /> bar<br /> baz}} , which will result in


Wyrfel 12:13, 24 January 2006 (CET)

I have just got a MySQL problem when I edited a page, a query was not to its liking. It is quite easy to reproduce, just edit any page ;-)

History did get updated, and the page was also updated, so I have no idea what broke when that query failed.

A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was:
(SQL query hidden)
from within function "SearchMySQL4::update". MySQL returned error "1062: Duplicate entry ' ' for key 3 (localhost)".

hmh 2006-02-17, 20:12 UTC

More database problems, this time the search function:

A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was:
(SQL query hidden)
from within function "". MySQL returned error "145: Table './thinkwiki/searchindex' is marked as crashed and should be repaired (localhost)".

hmh 2006-02-21, 15:07 UTC

The server time would appear to be off a lot, is it possible to setup ntpd, or to run ntpdate every hour or so using cron? --Tonko 05:11, 22 February 2006 (CET)

Search still seems broken, searching for DVI brings up nothing. --Jumpfroggy 00:03, 17 March 2006 (CET)

Error creating thumbnail: /home/thinkwiki/htdocs/mediawiki-1.10.0/bin/ line 4: /usr/bin/convert: No such file or directory

Troubles confirmed

(update 2007-03-24: this page is not listed in the special pages category anymore, so the bug is now worked around).

Fixed problems

  • reverted again to the default MediaWiki theme. Cannot reproduce this one (15.01.06, akw)
  • File upload is disabled - Argh. Fixed (15.01.06, akw)
  • URL contains index.php(/) before the actual page name - This has been fixed (28.05.05, akw)
  • The categories page doesn't link to Category:ThinkWiki - Fixed (29.05.05, akw)
  • is broken (no www prefix), this was working before - Fixed (29.05.05, akw)
  • On logging in a requester pops up asking to confirm a password change - seems like it's implicitly been fixed (29.05.2005, wyrfel)
  • In Navigation bar, "&lt;download&gt;" leads to [1] - fixed (30.06.2005)
  • direct link to Category:Models missing in Navigation Fixed (10.07.05, akw)
  • It seems the Wiki has trouble updating the edit history, i'm getting mysql query errors on saving pages. The pages get saved, however. Fixed (12.05.2005)