[pmwiki-users] Skin is missing

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Mon Mar 6 08:19:10 CST 2006

On Mon, Mar 06, 2006 at 01:53:54PM +0100, kjettil wrote:
>    Having been introduced to pmWiki, I a few days ago downloaded and 
> installed the latest version on my portable (XP, EasyPHP). I've been 
> very impressed by it's possibilities and I've successfully played with 
> and modified various skins and recipes. So, I wanted to put it into 
> operation for a couple of websites, to be maintained by non-IT-inclined 
> people. To start testing on a hosted server I
>    1 - uploaded/copied the installation I had working perfectly on my 
> portable to the host server. Result: Skin not recognized, links not 
> working. Thought it had something to do with portability, so I
>    2 - downloaded a fresh latest version, unzipped, config.php 
> configured, etc and uploaded it all, carefully following the 
> installation instructions. Same result: Sidebar and start page shown but 
> without skin and links from that page are not working.
>   What's wrong? config.php configured in right place, skins present, 
> wiki.d exists, .htaccess allowed by host, etc. Any hint on what I should 
> be looking for?

If the skin isn't displaying, that's usually an indication that PmWiki
is unable to automatically determine the value of $PubDirUrl, and if
links aren't working that means it cannot find $ScriptUrl.

This is commonly a problem under hosting providers (Dreamhost is one,
I think) that don't follow the CGI 1.1 standards.

Try explicitly setting $ScriptUrl and $PubDirUrl in your 
local/config.php and see if it works.


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