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Author: timwi

Originally submitted by Matthias Stübner (mstuebner) 2004-08-07 17:30

After installing from tar.gz the installation runs
fine, but when one tries to call the index.php of the
installed Wiki it comes to:

Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or

misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

The installation output was:

MediaWiki 1.3.0beta6 installation

Please include all of the lines below when reporting
installation problems.
Checking environment...

  • WARNING: PHP 4.3.2 or higher is recommended.

Older versions from 4.1.x up may work but are not
actively supported. PHP 4.2.2: ok

  • PHP server API is cgi; using ugly URLs


  • Have XML / Latin1-UTF-8 conversion support.
  • PHP's memory_limit is 40M. If this is too low,

installation may fail!

  • Have zlib support; enabling output compression.
  • Found GD graphics library built-in, image

thumbnailing will be enabled if you enable uploads.

  • Installation directory:


  • Script URI path: /justwiki
  • MySQL error 1045: Access denied for user:

'root@localhost' (Using password: NO)

  • Trying regular user... ok.
  • Connected to database... 3.23.52-log
  • Database wikidb exists
  • There are already MediaWiki tables in this

database. Checking if updates are needed...

...ipblocks is up to date.
...already have interwiki table
...indexes seem up to 20031107 standards
...have linkscc table.
...linkscc is up to date, or does not exist. Good.
...have hitcounter table.
Converting links table to ID-ID...
Schema already converted
...have user_real_name field in user table.
...have special page querycache table.
...have objectcache table.
...have categorylinks table.
Creating redirects

Moving pages...

Converting text...
Initialising "MediaWiki" namespace...

  • Finished update checks.

    Creating LocalSettings.php...

    Success! Move the LocalSettings.php file into the

parent directory, then follow this link to your wiki.

Any idea what may cause this?

regards, Matthias (

  • Additional comments ------------------------

Date: 2004-08-07 21:01
Sender: SF user vibber

Can you check your Apache or PHP error log?

Also try a direct page url such as index.php?title=SomePage or
index.php?title=Special:Recentchanges to see if these behave

Version: unspecified
Severity: normal



Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Lowest.Nov 21 2014, 6:44 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz29.
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timwi wrote:

I will take the liberty to set the severity back down to "normal", because this
error does not seem to happen to many people. Myself, I have installed
MediaWiki recently and I have not run into this problem. It is likely to be
just a configuration problem on the user's server.

Probably a php configuration error. We can't fix it if user
doesn't give us feedback anyway.

To bug owner : try with lastest stable version and open a new
bug if the trouble still happen.