Bug 969151 - PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined method Xml::hidden
PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined method Xml::hidden
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mediawiki-CategoryTree (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2013-05-30 15:11 EDT by Fritz Elfert
Modified: 2014-02-05 16:35 EST (History)
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Description Fritz Elfert 2013-05-30 15:11:13 EDT
Description of problem:
Visiting http://my.local.wiki/index.php/Special:CategoryTree results in a blank page and in apache's error log, the following entry is produced:

PHP Fatal error:  Call to undefined method Xml::hidden() in /usr/share/mediawiki/extensions/CategoryTree/CategoryTreePage.php on line 115

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install mediawiki-CategoryTree
2. Follow instructions in /usr/share/doc/mediawiki-CategoryTree-45462/README.fedora
3. Invoke /Special:CategoryTree

Actual results:
PHP fatal error

Expected results:
A working extension

Additional info:
1. The following describes a similar problem with another old extension:
Following the advice (replacing Xml::hidden by Html::hidden in CategoryTreePage.php) fixes the problem.

2. The package's dist tag suggests, that this package probably wasn't properly
 rebuilt for F18. (I'm on a freshly installed standard F18 - no custom repos)
Comment 1 Joshua Werner 2013-11-28 11:53:17 EST
Received same error after installing fresh Fedora 18 and installing mediawiki from yum repo. Installed using git clone, per instructions on site and was unable to reproduce error.

Steps to Fix:

1.) Install using git mediawiki repo. git clone....
2.) Follow instructions per mediawiki documentation of installation using apache.

Extensions were also tested and functioned. Git also enables branch changes, if instability might occur.

Functional mediawiki page with implemented extensions.

Additional info:
Fedora and Mediawiki has since been updated and compatibility has improved as well.
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