[pmwiki-users] problem with php 5.3

Petko Yotov 5ko at 5ko.fr
Fri Feb 17 01:51:56 CST 2012

On Thursday 16 February 2012 10:36:08, Peter Gragert wrote :
> Just downloaded latest pmwiki, it is 2.2.36 and trying to use ... in latest
> XAMPP (to day downloaded and installed)
> So  what to do now?

I currently have PHP 5.3 (Version 5.3.5-1ubuntu7.2) and I have no problems of 
your kind.

Which version, which operating system do you have? 

Is your browser accepting cookies? 

PHP needs to write "session" files somewhere on the server, I would first 
check if that directory exists, if it is not full, and if the server has write 
permissions to that directory.

All PmWiki files on the server need to be replaced with their new version from 
the PmWiki archive. 

Some users rename pmwiki.php to index.php and even after an upgrade they keep 
using the old version. It is recommended that the index.php file "includes" 
pmwiki.php, it is not recommended to rename or alter pmwiki.php or any other 
core file.

Other than that, a newer version of PHP may actually introduce changes and may 
require an adaptation in PmWiki. If that's the case, I'll work on it.


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: Peter Bowers [mailto:pbowers at pobox.com]
> Verzonden: donderdag 16 februari 2012 10:01
> Aan: Peter Gragert
> CC: pmwiki
> Onderwerp: Re: [pmwiki-users] problem with php 5.3
> On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 9:36 AM, Peter Gragert
> <p.k.h.gragert at misc.utwente.nl> wrote:
> > Several month ago a server of one of the webistes I have to run
> > upgraded the PHP to version 5.3
> > 
> > From that time on PmWiki seems not to remember my passwords give,
> > 
> > Every 'save' asks for a password.
> Please see PITS #01141 (http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PITS/01141)
> (Note the problems at the very bottom of that page - sounds like exactly
> what you're encountering.)
> As this was closed with the release of 2.2.7, can you confirm that you are
> at that release or later?  If not, upgrading would be the first thing to
> try (besides the fact that due to the urgent security fix in
> 2.2.35 EVERYONE should be upgraded to that level).
> (http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/ReleaseNotes)

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