[pmwiki-users] Fatal error in upgrading from 2.2.45

Donald Z. Osborn dzosborn at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 07:55:35 CDT 2015

Thank you Petko, This has worked out well, though I did manually install so
not sure what moving pages have or have not been updated. Will return to
the rss / feed issue later, as it involves a number of pages.

I changed the skin for all but one wikigroup to Triad, but there are two

1) I have a "backlinks" link at the top of the sidebar, which used to act
on the page viewed, not the sidebar, but in this skin it acts on the
sidebar (giving me backlinks to the sidebar, not the page being viewed).
I'm guessing this is because of how Triad handles sidebars. In any event,
is there an easy way to modify this code to point to the page viewed rather
than the sidebar in which the code is placed?

[[{$Name}?action=search&q=link={$FullName}+list=all | $[Backlinks]]]

That's on the sidebar at

2) In the one wikigroup where I did not change the skin, the "edit" and
other tabs point not to the page viewed but always to Site/PageActions. I
think this is a problem with older skins using the latest PmWiki upgrade -
I also noted it in the old skin for the rest of the wiki before switching
to Triad. Am hoping there is a relatively easy fix to the skin to correct

See tabs at http://www.bisharat.net/wikidoc/pmwiki.php/Marrakech/HomePage

By way of background, this is an effort to resurrect a wiki that was part
of two successive projects (2005-11), but which went offline when the
second project's funding ended and site closed.

All the best,

Don Osborn

On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 12:39 PM, Petko Yotov <5ko at 5ko.fr> wrote:

> On 2015-09-16 15:40, Donald Z. Osborn wrote:
>> Thank you Petko. I had gone about this backwards it seems. All working
>> now.
>> One question - the new version does not include rss.php in the scripts
>> folder, but when I took it out of my installation, the wikipages had error
>> messages at top indicating this file was not found. I simply re-added it,
>> which seems to have solved that issue, but wondered if there is another
>> way
>> I should have addressed this or any longer term issues with rss.php.
> The new core file with RSS functions is scripts/feeds.php. See this page:
>   http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/WebFeeds
> My advice is to disable rss.php which is no longer supported and use
> feeds.php.
> Next task is more complex - I have an old installation - 2.0 - on another
>> site and need to either update it or simply remove it (the wiki contents
>> are obsolete) and install new. The object will be to receive contents of
>> another wiki of about the same generation that went offline when the host
>> site went offline (complicated story, but it boils down to funding ending
>> for the project that sponsored it).
>> I'm tempted just to start fresh with a new installation and hope the
>> wiki-d
>> files work.
> Yes, this would be my way to do it.
> Or would it make more sense to import wiki.d, config, and skin,
>> and then do an update from 2.0? Any advice or experience of others
>> would be appreciated.
> Have backups in case something breaks.
> I'd fresh install the latest version of PmWiki and the wiki.d pages.
> On the first run, PmWiki will likely prompt you to accept some updates
> (moving pages) -- accept them. See what works, what doesn't -- read
> Upgrades and ReleaseNotes. Get the latest versions of all recipes/skins you
> used and enable them one after another to see if there are warnings or
> errors. Your original skin might still work, or you may have to add some
> markers in it like <!--HTMLHeader-->; if you cannot make the old skin work,
> maybe try another skin.
> If you have any difficulty, tell us and we'll help you.
> Petko
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