#134677 HA: File upload on MediaWiki fails


When trying to upload a jpg picture (~400kb) to our MediaWiki at http://blueobelisk.sf.net, we consistently get the error:

Internal error
Could not copy file "/tmp/phpe6x9u0" to "/home/groups/b/bl/blueobelisk/htdocs/mediawiki-1.6.7/images/temp/d/d4/20090330125511!BODinnerSLC2009.jpg".

After manually chmod o+w, the above step worked, but then we got an error in the next step:

Could not copy file "/home/groups/b/bl/blueobelisk/htdocs/mediawiki-1.6.7/images/temp/d/d4/20090330130140!BODinnerSLC2009.jpg" to "/home/groups/b/bl/blueobelisk/htdocs/mediawiki-1.6.7/images/d/d4/BODinnerSLC2009.jpg".

I did not bother to fiddle around with permissions any further because there seems to a more fundamental problem and this should work out of the box, I guess.

You help here would be greatly appreciated. :-)


Christoph Steinbeck


  • Travis West

    Travis West - 2009-03-30
    • assigned_to: nobody --> hinojosa
    • milestone: --> Second Level Support
    • status: open --> pending
  • Travis West

    Travis West - 2009-03-30

    Greetings Christoph!
    Can you confirm that you are connecting using this format? username,projectname@web.sourceforge.net

    In many of the permissions cases I've seen, the problem is with the connection string.

    Please add a comment to let me know how it goes.

    Travis West
    Support Guy

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  • Christoph Steinbeck

    Hi Travis,

    this is not, AFAIK, a shell issues. I'm logging onto the SF mediawiki hosted app with my normal username "steinbeck".
    I have tried to login with steinbeck,blueobelisk@web.sourceforge.net, but it wouldn't let me do that. I guess that is only for shell login, right?



  • Christoph Steinbeck

    • status: pending --> open
  • Anonymous - 2009-04-01
    • assigned_to: hinojosa --> sog
    • summary: File upload on MediaWiki fails --> HA: File upload on MediaWiki fails
  • Anonymous - 2009-04-04


    This does not appear to be a permissions problem, rather a missing directory problem since
    does not exist. The parent directory does. You need to create it first or try using rsync from an interactive shell.

    Just in case, I reset the group and added write permissions to all of /home/groups/b/bl/blueobelisk/htdocs


    Matthew Moore
    SourceForge.net Support

  • Anonymous - 2009-04-04
    • status: open --> closed

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