[pmwiki-users] Problems with PHP 5.3.0

SteP step.list+pmwiki at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 07:24:27 CDT 2009

php 5.3.0 hangs with pmwiki. I am experiencing this issue as others have reported before with pmwiki 
2.2.5 and php 5.3.0 with Chrome, Opera, and Firefox on Windows XP Pro SP3.
It can be easily reproduced just with the standard pmwiki 2.2.5 distro and no customizations, just 
browse Main.HomePage, reload it a few times or edit+cancel the page -- eventually it will hang.
Reverting to php 5.2.10 fixes all problems.

To test this issue I used the WAMP server UniServer_Mona_5_1 from http://www.uniserver.com - simply :
- unzip it to C:\UniServer
- unzip phwiki-2.2.5.zip into the document root C:\UniServer\www
- add localhost:80 to C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
- run C:\UniServer\alternative_control\Start_Server.bat
- browse http://localhost/moreatless/pmwiki-2.2.5/pmwiki.php?n=Main.HomePage

Neil Herber (nospam) wrote:

> On 2009-08-12 1:11 PM, Jason Frisvold wrote:
>> On 08/12/2009 11:22 AM, Jim Beuerle wrote:
>>> Neil,
>>> Unfortunately, I have not been able to get sessions to work properly
>>> with PHP 5.3.0.  I have tried everything I could think of and have
>>> asked some of my friends who are much more knowledgeable in Apache
>>> and PHP than I without finding a solution.
>> I haven't played with 5.3.x yet.. can you elaborate on what problems
>> you were having with sessions?
>>> I too have reverted back to 5.2.10.
>>> Jim
> My experiences with 5.3.0 were "odd". PmWiki pages would serve
> normally for the first 3 or 4 instances, but then on the 3rd or 4th
> they would hang indefinitely with no apparent CPU load.
> When I would edit a page, the SAVE would never lead to a refresh and I
> actually had to kill and restart Apache to see that the change had
> been made.
> I tried using different skins and removing various recipes, but the
> only wiki that worked consistently was a "pure vanilla" one with no
> recipes. 
> The Apache Error log also filled up with piles of PHP warnings. When I
> changed to 5.2.10 everything worked fine.

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