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Item3793: twiki site broken when using MAKETEXT in TWikiPreferences

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Extension SectionalEditPlugin Normal New   n/a  

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Adding %MAKETEXT{"edit"}% to TWikiPreferences breaks the entire twiki site. I was using the MAKETEXT in a plugin variable.

The only way out was to go on the server and edit the text file. Every single topic (view,edit...) would return a blank page with:

Software error:

Can't call method "maketext" on an undefined value at /srv/www/twiki/lib/TWiki.pm line 3426.

For help, please send mail to the webmaster (webmaster@localhost), giving this error message and the time and date of the error. 

-- TWiki:Main/StephaneLenclud - 20 Mar 2007

Stephane, you're going to need to give more specific info - I spent a little time, and the example's and configs I used worked fine.

basically, repeatable steps, so that the fixer does not have to spend too much time trying to figure out how to make it happen, or worse, if what they are fixing is the same issue you have, or one that looks similar..

-- TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit - 23 Mar 2007

Sven, sorry for the vagueness of the report. All I did was adding the following line to Main.TWikiPreferences.


Of course I have TWiki:Plugins.SectionalEditPlugin installed but I would think it was not related to that plug-in. Maybe I'm wrong though smile

-- TWiki:Main.StephaneLenclud - 26 Mar 2007

I can't reproduce this either, and it looks highly likely to be a plugin problem, so I'm marking it as against SectionalEditPlugin until evidence shows it's in the core.


Summary twiki site broken when using MAKETEXT in TWikiPreferences
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.StephaneLenclud
Codebase 4.1.2
SVN Range TWiki-4.1.2, Sat, 17 Mar 2007, build 13167
AppliesTo Extension
Component SectionalEditPlugin
Priority Normal
CurrentState New


TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r7 - 2007-04-15 - CrawfordCurrie
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