[pmwiki-users] unable to retrieve edit form Site.EditForm following latest update

5ko at 5ko.fr 5ko at 5ko.fr
Thu Feb 23 10:21:30 CST 2012

Steve Glover writes:
> On 23/02/12 14:23, John D. Boy wrote:
>> I installed the update to the latest PmWiki yesterday, and since then
>> when I try to edit pages, I get the error message:
>> PmWiki can't process your request
>> ?unable to retrieve edit form Site.EditForm

This can happen if your Site group is read-protected. For example, if all  
your site is read-protected, and you open selected groups or pages for  
editing, the writors may have permissions to edit eg. the WikiSandbox page,  
but if they don't have permissions to read Site.EditForm, this is the  
message they will see.

>> I have seen previous discussions about this error, in which case
>> usually there was an issue with wikilib.d. However, I verified that
>> all files were copied over and that permissions are set correctly. As
>> far as I can tell, nothing has changed with regard to permissions
>> since the update.

The PmWiki distribution hasn't changed permissions from one version to  
another. The Site.EditForm isn't changing very often either.

> I had the same thing - looking at the Site.EditForm with an ordinary text  
> editor, the content seemed to be nothing but headers.
> I copied over an older Site.EditForm (I was very glad to have only upgraded  
> one of my PmWiki installations!) and all was fine....

Which PmWiki version has a file Site.EditForm containing only headers? Is it  
the *.zip file or the *.tgz file?

You can see the latest and older versions here:

The current versions doesn't seem to have a broken wikilib.d/Site.EditForm  
file, but when you notice such a problem, please notify me so that I could fix  
it ASAP -- if what you say is correct, no other user could edit any page.


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