Goldburg, Carla (CDHS | 5 Feb 20:40 2016

WikiEditor not Showing


MediaWiki   1.26.0

PHP     7.0.0 (cgi-fcgi)

MySQL     5.7.10-log

Server Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with IIS 7.5

I have followed the instructions online at  to
install the WikiEditor. Please see above for server and software versions I am using.  I have cleared the
browser cache and added the mime type for svg in IIS. However, the WikiEditor is still not showing.

Also, I do not know if this could be causing the problem with the WikiEditor not showing. On every page I
navigate to on my wiki, I am getting a warning message:

Warning: wincache_ucache_cas() expects parameter 2 to be integer, string given in
D:\inetpub\wwwroot\mediawiki\includes\libs\objectcache\WinCacheBagOStuff.php on line 52

Is there some other configuration needed to get the WikiEditor working?   Please advise and help.

Thank You

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Kai Plückhahn | 5 Feb 10:40 2016

Thumbnail creation with pdfhandler not working


i try to get thumbnails from PDFs within mediawiki.
It´s not working even in 1.25 und 1.26.
Requirements are fulfilled. (gs 9,15, ImageMagick 6.8.8, xpdf-utils for

Vars are set in LocalSettings
# PDFHandler
wfLoadExtension( 'PdfHandler' );
$wgPdfInfo = '/usr/bin/pdfinfo';
$wgPdftoText = '/usr/bin/pdftotext';
$wgPdfProcessor = '/usr/bin/gs';
$wgPdfPostProcessor = $wgImageMagickConvertCommand; // if defined via

Create thumbnails on console is working.

but when i try within mediawiki it fails with 
	magick: no images found for operation `-resize' at CLI arg 5

So it seems that image is not given to pdfhandler.

Maybe somebody has the same issue or know what is wrong. Help is much


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Mickey Feldman | 4 Feb 21:38 2016

Permanently remove old revisions and unused files?

I have been looking for an extension or process to remove all revisions 
of pages "older than _date_" or "all but the last _n_", but have not 
found anything close.

This is a private corporate wiki used for internal documentation. Pages 
evolve, but then generally stabilize and are then only for reference and 
rarely edited. There is no need to keep the 100's of revisions that grew 
them to their final form.

Likewise, there are older and unused versions of uploaded files that are 
just clutter.

Extension:Nuke does not meet this need.
Extension:DeleteBatch doesn't either.
Extension:DeletePagePermanently - nope.

There are maintenance scripts for Deleting Archived revisions and 
purging old text - also not what I'm looking for.

So far I'm finding no way to do this other than manually, one page at a 
time, which is a no go. There are 10s of thousands of pages.

I may have to write a new extension from scratch, but I'm finding it 
hard to believe this functionality does not already exist.

Have I overlooked something obvious? Am I the only one who has wanted 
something like this?

Thanks in advance.

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John Foster | 4 Feb 18:38 2016

Mediawiki 1.27 php missmatch message

I'm experimenting with the new 1.27 mediawiki and have it installed on a
working LAMP system ubuntu. I am getting this apache error message when I
try to start the server:

[Thu Feb 04 10:03:24.654584 2016] [:error] [pid 26404] [client] PHP Fatal error:  require_once(): Failed opening
required '/var/www/html/includes/PHPVersionCheck.php'
(include_path='.:/usr/share/php:/usr/share/pear') in
/var/www/html/index.php on line 36

I see that the there is no longer a index.php5 file in the start up and the
index.php file is vastly different than 1.25.2 mediawiki.

FYI: I also am running and have verified that it works Php7. Just need to
figure out how to configure the mediawiki1.27 to use it.  I have also run
composer update and only get a depreciation error warning on constraints.
That should not stop the mediawiki from running. It also did not run and
gave the exact same error with php5.6.2 I thought the upgrade would fix it.
But did not.

Any tips on what to do.


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Dr. Michael Bonert | 4 Feb 08:33 2016

InstantCommons - Images disappearing again

In September 2014, I described an intermittent recurrent problem  
associated with the InstantCommons images.

I hadn't seen the problem seen since April or May of 2015.

It is now back -- after I upgraded to MediaWiki 1.26.2.
Unlike in the past, it hasn't resolved with a server re-boot.

I did have record traffic earlier in the week... but the problem  
--like in the past-- doesn't seem to be traffic related.

I cannot find a relation to memory. I'm not running out of memory.
The underlying LAMP (Debian Linux Apache MySQL PHP) stack hasn't changed.

Product	Versions
Operating System: Debian (stable)
MediaWiki	1.26.2 (f465524)
PHP		5.6.13-0+deb8u1 (apache2handler)
MySQL		5.5.44-0+deb8u1

The details of what is installed is here:

I do have git installed -- and am using it to upgrade.

Like in the past-- the image that is local to the site, i.e.  
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Shikha Shree | 3 Feb 07:22 2016

Re: Wikidelphia's Rich Editor

I would like to work for Wiki

On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 9:00 AM, Stan <stan <at>> wrote:

> Hi, Greg.
> I would really like to hire someone who can get our wiki working again.
> Are you available? If not can you recommend someone?
> We don't have much to spend on this. But it's really important to me so
> I'd like to hear from anyone who has the skills necessary.
> Thanks,
> Stan
> Content-Type: multipart/signed; micalg=pgp-ripemd160;
>>         protocol="application/pgp-signature"; boundary="J/zg8ciPNcraoWb6"
>> Content-Disposition: inline
>> Stan <stan <at>> writes:
>>  The person who initially set up the software for Wikidelphia has
>>>  examined the problem and recommends that we update.
>> ...
>>>  Reply here with any questions. It would be great if you would
>>>  investigate what might be needed to be done and (with some patience)
>>>  walk me through the steps. Here's a link to the
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Will Jones | 2 Feb 01:10 2016

MediaWiki modification to Special:WhatLinksHere


I want to make changes to the following file on the server:


In order to force the display of content in:

The following line appears to be the one that shows the list items:

Line 375: Xml::tags( 'li', null, "$link $propsText $dirmark $wlh" ) . "\n";

I want to display the full html text of the article in $link on a line
below e.g.:

Line 375: Xml::tags( 'li', null, "$link $propsText $dirmark $wlh<br
/>$pageText" ) . "\n";

I need to know about how to generate the contents of my variable $pageText

The page may include templates, so the content should be formatted to
display in the same way as it would on screen if someone was vititing the

Some pages on the wiki transclude {{Special:WhatLinksHere/Page}} as a
template, and I need the modifications described above to work there too.

Any help with this is much appreciated. I am happy to put this on a
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Christian Ermisch | 1 Feb 10:40 2016

Bitte um Hilfe

Seit geraumer Zeit zeigt mir die Wiki beim Hochladen von Bildern 
folgende Fehlermeldung:

  /usr/bin/convert convert: Unable to open file (:URI) [No such file or 

Habt Ihr eine Ahnung, woran das liegen könnte und vor allem, wie ich den 
Fehler abschalte?

Seit einigen Updates fehlten die Bilder generell in der Wiki. Um Abhilfe 
zu schaffen,
habe ich die  Datei .htaccess im Image-Folder
geöffnet  und folgenden Code modifiziert:
Options +FollowSymLinks
machte ich
#Options +FollowSymLinks

Könnte das damit zu tun haben?

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John Foster | 30 Jan 01:21 2016

More Lua stuff not working

OK, So i'm trying again to get Lua to work on my server.,
Specs; ubuntu linux; Apache, mysql, mediawiki 1.25.1, lua 5.0 5.1 5.2 all
installed from ubuntu; Scribunto versions of binaries are sketchy and have
consistently failed to work properly. Lua is executable from the command
line so I am certain there are no issues there. In the snip from local
settings below, the 'lua' is a symbolic link to lua5.2 as set up by my
distro manager.

I have extension Scribunto installed and configured thusly in LocalSettings

require_once( "$IP/extensions/Scribunto/Scribunto.php" );
$wgScribuntoEngineConf['lua']['luaPath'] = ( '/usr/bin/lua' );
$wgShowExceptionDetails = true;
$wgScribuntoUseGeSHi = true;
$wgScribuntoUseCodeEditor = true;

Now this is the error message I'm getting. I have googled it and there seem
to be a crap load of sites with this issue.

Lua error: callParserFunction: function "PROTECTIONEXPIRY" was not found.


   1. *(tail call)*: ?
   2. *[C]*: in function "error"
   3. *MWServer.lua:69*: ?
   4. *(tail call)*: ?
   5. *(tail call)*: ?
   6. *Module:Effective_protection_expiry:20
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Legault, Phillip [ITSUS] | 27 Jan 22:29 2016

Modified date

Is there a query I can run that will give me the last modified date excluding a certain date?

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Jon Theil Nielsen | 27 Jan 18:47 2016

Can VisualEditor/parsoid be installed on FreeBSD server

Hi list,
I haven't found much documentation on installing VisualEditor on a FreeBSD server. In fact, I only found
this one (in German):
It works fine until I run the "npm install" command in the /usr/local/www/parsoid directory. Here I always
get a segfault and no debug file. If I run the same command elsewhere, I get an ordinary error message (no
valid json file) and a debug log file.
Any suggestions?
Best regards,Jon Theil Nielsen
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