[pmwiki-users] How to fix broken RSS feed and AllRecentChanges?

Charles Weir charles at penrillian.com
Wed Feb 19 14:50:22 CST 2014

Thank you to Patrick and Randy for the suggestions!

I've got AllRecentChanges back again - great!  But I'm still stuck on the RSS feed - it seems to be something else.  I agree it might help to upgrade PMWiki, but I view that with well-learned fear and trepidation.  The actual problem is an error 500.  

Is there a log somewhere that would tell me what's caused the problem?

Charless-MacBook-Pro:~ charles$ curl -v http://apache/pmwiki/index.php/Site/AllRecentChanges?action=rss
* About to connect() to apache port 80 (#0)
*   Trying
* connected
* Connected to apache ( port 80 (#0)
> GET /pmwiki/index.php/Site/AllRecentChanges?action=rss HTTP/1.1
> User-Agent: curl/7.24.0 (x86_64-apple-darwin12.0) libcurl/7.24.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8y zlib/1.2.5
> Host: apache
> Accept: */*
* HTTP 1.0, assume close after body
< HTTP/1.0 500 Internal Server Error
< Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:35:23 GMT
< Server: Apache/2.0.50 (Win32) PHP/5.2.5
< X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.5
< Connection: close
< Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1
* Closing connection #0
Charless-MacBook-Pro:~ charles$

Best regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick Michaud [mailto:patrick.michaud at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Patrick R. Michaud
Sent: 18 February 2014 19:20
To: Charles Weir
Cc: pmwiki-users at pmichaud.com
Subject: Re: [pmwiki-users] How to fix broken RSS feed and AllRecentChanges?

It's possible that the two problems are related... the AllRecentChanges page may have gotten too large for PmWiki to update properly, and the RSS feed likes to use (All)RecentChanges to generate its content.

I suggest shortening (or removing/renaming) the AllRecentChanges page and see if it starts working again, then see if the RSS feed comes back.


On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 12:40:46PM +0000, Charles Weir wrote:
> Hi,
> We've got a PmWiki running with internal company information.  It's done us fine for many years.  And the people who set it up have now left. :-(  I'm a newbie to the working of the wiki, though I know well how to create content.
> Alas the RSS all-changes feed stopped working a couple of years back, and the AllRecentChanges page has just stopped working.
> What could be causing this, and how to I go about diagnosing it and fixing it?
> The wiki installation is running version pmwiki-2.2.0-beta54, version number 2001954.
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