Joey, please see RecentChanges and note that this is my second bug report, because the first was unsuccessfully (bad characters in post title?). Could you please tidy it up?

I've fixed that and the bug that caused the dup.

Thanks a lot! :)

I've just upgraded my ikiwiki from version 2.11 to the latest version 2.15. I use my own rebuilt ikiwiki package for Ubuntu Gutsy box. Now I can't rebuild all my ikiwiki pages, because of the following bug:

ptecza@anahaim:~/blog$ ikiwiki --setup ikiwiki.setup --getctime --verbose
scanning post/2007/12/09/pink-freud-w-cafe-kulturalna.mdwn
ikiwiki.setup: Insecure dependency in mkdir while running with -T switch at /usr/share/perl5/ line 355.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at (eval 5) line 151.

I have a write permission to the ikiwiki destination directory:

ptecza@anahaim:~/blog$ ls -ld /var/www/blog/
drwxr-xr-x 2 ptecza ptecza 4096 2007-12-17 10:48 /var/www/blog/

I've read ikiwiki changelog for the previous releases and unfortunately I can't see any related entries. Any ideas?


Update: I've came back to ikiwiki 2.11 and... the bug still exists! Probably the reason is that I've removed all content of /var/www/blog/ before mass rebuilding. --Paweł

I can't reproduce this bug with a setup file that tells ikiwiki to write to /var/www/blog, which doesn't exist. I get a "Permission denied" since I can't write to /var/www. If I make the permissions allow me to write to /var/www, it happily creates the blog subdirectory. If the blog subdirectory is already there and I can write to it, that of course also works.

I'll need enough information to reproduce the problem before I can fix it. Probably a copy of your setup file, wiki source, and information about how your /var/www is set up. --Joey

Thanks for your efforts, Joey! I sent my ikiwiki.setup file to you. What source do you need? Entire my ikiwiki or only some pages?

There are settings of /var/www/ directory on my Ubuntu Gutsy box:

   ptecza@anahaim:~$ ls -al /var/www/
   total 16
   drwxr-xr-x  4 root   root   4096 2007-11-06 16:25 .
   drwxr-xr-x 14 root   root   4096 2007-11-06 16:13 ..
   drwxr-xr-x  2 root   root   4096 2007-11-06 16:13 apache2-default
   drwxr-xr-x  5 ptecza ptecza 4096 2007-12-17 16:54 blog


I need a set of files that you know I can use to reproduce the bug. --Joey

OK, I've just sent you the URL where you can find all files you need :)

Probably I know how to reproduce the bug. You have to erase all files from /var/www/blog before mass rebuilding. This is my script:


   rm -rf /var/www/blog/*
   ikiwiki --setup ikiwiki.setup --getctime --verbose

I noticed that the bug was "resolved" when I added to my blog new entry and commited the changes. Before I created all directories and touched empty *.html files in /var/www/blog directory. Probably it's not necessary, because without a new blog revision the bug still existed and ikiwiki still failed.


I'd forgotten about this perl bug. All I can do is work around it by disabling the taint checking. :-( (Which I've done.) --Joey

Ubuntu Gutsy also has Perl 5.8.8-7, so probably it has the bug too. --Paweł

I just got it while building my latest version of + my stuff. Only thing different in my version in is that I moved a </a> over a word (for createlink), and disabled the lowercasing of created pages. Running Lenny's Perl. --simonraven

Simon, I'm not clear what version of ikiwiki you're using. Since version 2.40, taint checking has been disabled by default due to the underlying perl bug. Unless you build ikiwiki with NOTAINT=0. --Joey

Hi, nope not doing this. Um, sorry, v. 3.13. I've no idea why it suddenly started doing this. It wasn't before. I've been messing around to see if I can set a umask for mkdir.

line 775 and down: + umask ($config{umask} || 0022);

I figured it might be the umask, but I'll see in a few when / if it gets past that in the build. No; I keep getting garbage during the brokenlinks test

t/basewiki_brokenlinks.....Insecure dependency in mkdir while running with -T switch at line 776.

#   Failed test at t/basewiki_brokenlinks.t line 11.

#   Failed test at t/basewiki_brokenlinks.t line 19.

broken links found
<li>shortcut from <a href="./shortcuts/">shortcuts</a></li></ul>

#   Failed test at t/basewiki_brokenlinks.t line 25.
Insecure dependency in mkdir while running with -T switch at line 776.

#   Failed test at t/basewiki_brokenlinks.t line 11.

#   Failed test at t/basewiki_brokenlinks.t line 25.
# Looks like you failed 5 tests of 12.
        Test returned status 5 (wstat 1280, 0x500)

I get this over and over... I haven't touched that AFAICT, at all. --simonraven

Take a look at your /usr/bin/ikiwiki. The first line should not contain -T. If it does, remove it, and maybe try to work out or give details about how you installed ikiwiki and why it got the -T in there, which certianly doesn't happen by default when ikiwiki is installed by the Makefile.PL or by any package I know of. (If there's no -T, then something really weird is going on..) --Joey

nope, no -T in the hashbang line at all. Haven't added any; only thing I did there was change use lib to /usr/share/perl5, otherwise I'd get bogus errors about CGI::Cookie_al or some such thing.

How I installed it was in non-public directories in various sites, then make it publish stuff to a public dir in the relevant site. Or do you mean installed, as in the whole thing? From a .deb I made based on the git tree, with git-buildpackage.

This issue is recent, after a git pull IIRC. It has never happened before. It's also puzzling me.

You can check it out for yourself by pulling my fork of this, at github or my local repo. github will probably be faster for you: git:// --simonraven

I don't know what I'm supposed to see in your github tree.. it looks identical to an old snapshot of ikiwiki's regular git repo? If you want to put up the .deb you're using, I could examine that.

I was in fact able to reproduce the insecure dependency in mkdir message -- but only if I run 'perl -T ikiwiki'. --Joey