[pmwiki-users] Blank Page

Vince Sabio vince at vjs.org
Thu Aug 21 07:41:59 CDT 2008

** At 05:10 -0500 on 08/21/2008, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
>On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 10:06:40PM -0400, Vince Sabio wrote:
>>  Hi folks,
>>  Newbie (sort of) user here. I'm running pmwiki on a FreeBSD
>>  7.0-RELEASE server, apache 2.2, and just upgraded PHP to version
>>  5.2.6 with pcre support. I also upgraded pmwiki via FreeBSD's ports.
>>  Oddly, it did not report which version of pmwiki it was installing.
>>  I backed up the old wiki and overlaid the new files. Now when I try
>>  to load the main wiki page, I just get a blank page. No errors. No
>>  clues. Just blank.
>It probably has to do with the backtracking limit that was introduced
>in PHP 5.2.  Try adding the following line to your local/config.php:
>     ini_set('pcre.backtrack_limit', 1000000);

Thank you, Patrick. In the end, it seems that I needed to also 
install a new php5-session() module (in FreeBSD-7.0-RELEASE, it is in 
/usr/ports/www/php5-session/). pmwiki now prompts for username as 
well as password, but seems to ignore whatever is entered into the 
"Name" field.

Vince Sabio                                                  vince at vjs.org

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