Subject: Only Administrator can post story.

Posted on: 02/07/08 09:55am
By: Anonymous

Admin can post a new story.

When a regular user posts, the followind error appears:
" Unfortunately, an error has occurred rendering this page. Please try again later."

The URL is: http://dilbert.bmh.com/submit.php?type=story&topic=PMESII_POSTINGS


I have checked and rechecked all configuration settings I can think of. Any insight into this problem will be appreciated.

Re: Only Administrator can post story.

Posted on: 02/07/08 01:33pm
By: Dirk

dilbert.bmh.com doesn't resolve.

Anyway, check your error.log and also the FAQ: Unfortunately, an error has occurred rendering this page. Please try again

bye, Dirk

Re: Only Administrator can post story.

Posted on: 03/07/08 08:46am
By: Ed Roberts

It sounds like turning on debuging will greatly improve my chances of solving this problem.

Your response said:

"If, however, the problem occurs before you had a chance to log in, you can edit your config.php file and change the $_CONF['rootdebug'] variable like so:

$_CONF['rootdebug'] = true; "

However, I have not been able to find the file "config.php". I have searched the entire tree and have not found any place where $_CONF['rootdebug'] was being set.

I am running GeekLog 1.5.0. Everthing appears to work fine except that non-admin users can not post a story.

Again, Thanks for the help!

Re: Only Administrator can post story.

Posted on: 03/07/08 09:10am
By: Dirk

Did you check your error.log? The error message should be logged there.

If that doesn't help, the 'rootdebug' option is now in the Configuration admin panel:

Configuration > Geeklog > Miscellaneous > Debug

(and, yes, that FAQ article has to be updated for 1.5.0 ...)

bye, Dirk

Re: Only Administrator can post story.

Posted on: 03/07/08 12:20pm
By: Ed Roberts

Well, I captured an error but I am not sure what to do with it:

An error has occurred:
2 - strtotime() [function.strtotime]: Called with an empty time parameter. @ /var/www/system/classes/story.class.php line 1226

array(1) {
["item"]=>
string(8) "unixdate"
}

(This text is only displayed to users in the group 'Root'Wink

This looks like a program error rather than a configuration error but it is hard to believe that could be the case. Again, any insight will be most appreciated.

Thanks,

Ed R. :banghead:

Re: Only Administrator can post story.

Posted on: 03/07/08 02:46pm
By: THEMike

How is this recreated on your site?

Is this a submitted story with no submission queue?

If so, the fix over here will resolve for you:
http://www.geeklog.net/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=83466&lastpost=true#83596

Re: Only Administrator can post story.

Posted on: 04/07/08 07:27am
By: Ed Roberts

Quote by: THEMike

How is this recreated on your site?

Is this a submitted story with no submission queue?

If so, the fix over here will resolve for you:
http://www.geeklog.net/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=83466&lastpost=true#83596



:helpme:
Thanks for the suggestion. I tried it but with the same result. The error occurs both with and without a submission queue configured.

The error occurs when a non-admin user attempts to contribute a story. That is, when such a user clicks on "Contribute", no story entry form is displayed and the error occurs.

I am getting this same error on two different machines with new Geeklog 1.5.0 installations, a machine on my home network and one at work.

I know very little about PHP. Is there any way to get something like a stack trace in order to figure out how the failing function is being called?
:banghead:

Re: Only Administrator can post story.

Posted on: 04/07/08 08:31am
By: THEMike

Can you please email me your story.class.php file, and the output of your phpinfo?

(Create a file called phpinfo.php on your serverthat contains the following:
PHP Formatted Code

<?php phpinfo(); ?>
 


Visit it in a browser, save the page and mail it me, I'll pm address)

Re: Only Administrator can post story.

Posted on: 04/07/08 02:28pm
By: THEMike

Fix committed.

Re: Only Administrator can post story.

Posted on: 04/07/08 08:28pm
By: Ed Roberts

Razz
The fix was received and applied. It works great!

Thanks for the outstanding help and response, Mike and Dirk!


Ed R.

Geeklog - Forum
https://www.geeklog.net/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=83570