[wp-testers] Strange issue
kmb42vt at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 18:21:51 GMT 2008
Understanding that I've read and reread your message here to make sure
that I understand everything you've done so far, it sounds like the one
of the main directories that WordPress is installed into may have become
write protected. Why this would happen could be many reasons/quirks or
whatever but since it doesn't seem to be related to the install or the
DB I would check the permission settings (CHMOD) of your customer's
server directories via FTP starting with "public_html" (should be set to
755) and on down. If WordPress is installed in it's own directory, that
one should be the next one you check under "public_html" and then onto
the 3 main directories of the WP install itself. For some reason, these
might be getting changed.
Hope this helps.
> Hey all,
> I'm at the end of my search, and I've exhausted everything I can to
> find the answer to this.
> About 2 weeks ago, I was working on a WordPress site. Everything was
> going fine, and then the Friday of Labor Day weekend, suddenly we were
> unable to edit posts, nor create new ones. This also went for
> categories, links and Pages as well. We could do nothing. The stuff
> that's there is there, and there's no adding to it, nor editing it.
> (We get an error in the newer installs that says "An unidentified
> error has occurred." in the sidebar of the admin panel.)
> I've tried many things to fix this - of course the first being that I
> reverted back to the way it was before I started working on it - to no
> avail. Disabled all plugins, reverted to the default theme - same
> problem. Deleted the installation, and reinstalled fresh files.
> Nothing. Upgraded to 2.6.1 - no change. I kept checking error logs,
> and they were clean as a whistle. I finally came across one that
> showed more "in depth" error messages on the server, and finally got a
> single error message.
> [30-Aug-2008 09:30:25] PHP Warning: Module 'ffmpeg' already loaded in
> Unknown on line 0
> [30-Aug-2008 09:30:25] PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load
> dynamic library
> cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory in Unknown
> on line 0
> I sent this info to the host, but since it was labor day weekend, I
> didn't expect a response. So I went in search of other similar issues.
> I've repaired database tables to no avail, and finally, as my last
> step today, a created an entirely new database with a new user, and
> made a completely new installation. Same problem. I created a second
> new database and user, and installed 2.5...then again with 2.3.3, and
> a third time with 2.0.10. ALL of them have the same problem. No
> posting, no creating anything, no editing.
> For the record, I'm not talking theme files or file permission issues
> either. And if it helps, the server is Linux, running MySQL 4.1.22,
> Apache 2.0.63 and PHP 5.2.6. A funny note though - everything is
> unlimited - bandwidth, email accounts, domain names, FTP accounts, and
> databases, etc., are all set to "infinity" as the max. That's
> something odd I've never noticed before, but I don't know if that
> would have anything to do with this.
> I've posted to the WP forum with no response, as well as a couple of
> other lists I'm on that have some WP gurus. When I posted to those
> two lists, I got three responses that they were experiencing the same
> issue - but no one can find a solution.
> The host got back to me today - they've moved the ffmpeg (although,
> like me, they don't understand what that would have to do with
> wordpress at all), they removed it as well (and of course now we get
> an error that ffmpeg can't be found), trying all kinds of things
> trying to figure out what's going on, and restarted Apache for me.
> Still nothing. No postie-love, not edity-love, no creating
> anything-love. New installations don't do squat - 'cept now I have a
> new installation of WordPress that I cannot use.
> So now I'm turning to you all - I have no idea what to do here. I've
> been working on this site with no problem for the last 5 months (it's
> a pro-bono site, for any of you that think I'm getting paid for this -
> I'm not), and then suddenly poof - it appears he may have to go as far
> as to try to get a new host and have all of this work go down the
> drain. Which seems so bizarre, because WordPress is the *only*
> application on the server that's having this problem. i don't know if
> this is a WP bug, or something with the server, or what - but no one
> seems to know what to do.
> if *anyone* has *any* ideas, or links, or anything that could point me
> towards a solution, I'd really appreciate it. Even the host tech guys
> are stumped, and I can say from experience that they aren't the kind
> of guys who are easily stumped. So if anyone has any little inkling
> of what I could look for, or where i could go to try and find the
> solution, that would be great.
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