[Pmwiki-users] Re: error -- "Cannot acquire lockfile"

Constantin Basturea cbasturea
Tue Nov 16 17:12:50 CST 2004

More on the same subject:

I tried to find the wiki.d/.flock -- but it's not there (in fact, I
can't find it anywhere).

Then I noticed that one of the differences between 1.0.5 and 1.0.6 is
that in 1.0.6  has added $LockFile variable (to allow explicit setting
of the location of the '.flock' file for cases where $WikiDir isn't an
appropriate place) -- and that it's likely that I am running 1.0.5,
not 1.0.6.

So I uploaded the pmwiki.php from 1.0.5 - but it's not working, either.

I would greatly appreciate any suggestion.

Thank you,


On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 13:40:23 -0500, Constantin Basturea
<cbasturea at gmail.com> wrote:
> A couple of days ago I implemented an "edit" password on my public
> wiki in order to prevent spam, and it worked well for about two days.
> Now I'm getting the following message (which you can see at
> http://www.thenewpr.com/wiki/pmwiki.php):
> "Warning: fopen(wiki.d/.flock): failed to open stream: Permission
> denied in /home/chroot/home/cbasturea/thenewpr.com/wiki/pmwiki.php on
> line 615
> Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by
> (output started at
> /home/chroot/home/cbasturea/thenewpr.com/wiki/pmwiki.php:615) in
> /home/chroot/home/cbasturea/thenewpr.com/wiki/pmwiki.php on line 404
> PmWiki can't process your request
> Cannot acquire lockfile
> We are sorry for any inconvenience.
> http://www.pmichaud.com/ref/PmWiki/Lockfile"
> I read that "when PmWiki is unable to acquire the lock file, it
> usually means that something or someone on the host server has changed
> the ownerships or permissions on the wiki.d directory such that PmWiki
> can no longer write to the files in that directory. This usually
> requires the assistance of the server administrator to fix"
> -- but I don't know *what* should I request to the server administrator.
> Also, has this anything to do with enforcing an "edit" password?
> Thanks so much,
> Constantin
> PS: I'm running PmWiki 1.0.6.

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