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Postby wiesel » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:16 am

i start to install OMP.

I use SLES 11 SP3, PHP 5.4.20, MySQL 5.5.33, Postgres 9.1.9 and Apache 2.2.12.

UPDATE with Postgresql Solution: I found the correct pg_hba.conf configuration.
Now it's possible to install OMP with Postgresql, but after the Installation i got on the front page this message:

DB Error: FEHLER: Wert zu lang für Typ character varying(40)
Translation: DB Error: ERROR: value too long for type character varying (40)

If i install OMP with Mysql it works.

After the installation process i get the log in prompt.

I enter my credentials and get the log in prompt again without error message on the website.
If i write wrong credentials in the prompt i get an error message (wrong username/password).

If i look in the apache error.log i see this message after login.

[Thu Nov 14 11:55:29 2013] [error] [client [IP]] omp has produced an error\n Message: WARNING: Unknown: Failed to write session data (user). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct (/var/lib/php5)
\n In file: Unknown\n At line: 0\n Stacktrace: \n Server info:\n OS: Linux\n PHP Version: 5.4.20\n Apache Version: Apache/2.2.12 (Linux/SUSE)\n DB Driver: mysql\n DB server version: 5.5.33, referer:

/var/lib/php5 is existing.

What can i do to solve this problem.

Best regards

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Re: Can't Login to the Admin Page

Postby asmecher » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:08 am

Hi Wiesel,

If you're using a session hash function that results in a longer hash than 40 characters, the session ID will not be long enough to store it. You can safely alter the sessions table to extend the session_id column beyond 40 characters, depending on your PHP hash function configuration.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

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