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

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud
Thu Nov 25 07:55:27 CST 2004

If you haven't done so already, try removing the .flock file and
see if that fixes the problem.


On Tue, Nov 16, 2004 at 01:40:23PM -0500, Constantin Basturea 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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