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Known Issues of TWiki 4.1.x Production Releases

These are known issues of TWiki-4.1.0, TWiki-4.1.1, and TWiki-4.1.2, code named EdinburghRelease.

The latest TWiki release is available at DownloadTWiki.

Security Alerts

Release TWiki-4.1.2

Major issues

Fixed in Description
TWiki-4.2.0 The pub/_work_area directory is not protected by the documented httpd config file for TWiki. The default TWiki does not keep anything in this directory but some plugins may keep private information in this area. If your site is configured by .htaccess files you are OK. If you use an apache config file add this to your twiki apache config file (assuming /var/www/twiki as your twiki rootdirectory)
<Directory "/var/www/twiki/pub/_work_areas">
  deny from all
The ApacheConfigGenerator has been updated so it creates a protected work area for the plugins.

Minor issues

Fixed in Description

Release TWiki-4.1.1

Major issues

Fixed in Description
Workaround Item3568 - Session tracking is not working in some Linux distributions (/tmp/twiki not created automatically
TWiki-4.1.2 Item3564 - TWiki 4.1 only works on Perl 5.8, should run on Perl 5.0.3

Minor issues

Fixed in Description

Release TWiki-4.1.0

Major issues

Fixed in Description
TWiki-4.1.1 Item3546 - Session files should not be mixed with normal tmp files from other applications
TWiki-4.1.1 Item3544 - Deleting an attachment can cause TWiki to hang almost forever
TWiki-4.1.1 Item3533 - Redirect to viewauth broken when using script suffix and apache login
TWiki-4.1.1 Item3489 - Formatted search breaks with formfield variables and when using nested search. Fix can be downloaded from the bug report. Fix was updated 27 Jan 2007
TWiki-4.1.1 Item3483 - ALLOWWEBVIEW and ALLOWTOPICVIEW forwards you to a garbage page after authentication when using ApacheLogin. Fix can be downloaded from the bug report.
Pending Item3564 - TWiki 4.1 only works on Perl 5.8, should run on Perl 5.0.3

Minor issues

Fixed in Description
N/A Item3510 - CommentPlugin templates newline issue. With TWiki 4.1.X %TMPL:DEF.. no longer removes leading white space. This influences templates including those used by CommentPlugin. It is simple to fix. If your existing COMMENT based application adds unwanted newlines, simple delete the new line after the %TMPL:DEF..% tag so that your template starts on the same line as %TMPL:DEF..%
TWiki-4.1.1 Item3500 - Several attachments missing in TWikiDocGraphics
TWiki-4.1.1 Item3488 - Autoattaching a single file does not work. Fix can be downloaded from the bug report.
TWiki-4.1.1 Item3478 - Configure requires that tools and lib directories are placed in the same parent directory in order to be able to find the tools/DEPENDENCIES files.
TWiki-4.1.1 Item3476 - The configure script dies with error "Perl v5.8.0 required--this is only v5.6.1. But TWiki can run with perl 5.6.X. See Item3476 for fix.
TWiki-4.1.1 Item3471 - When trying to create a new topic using Jump field or URL, the top creation feature broken when a web does not have the WebTopicCreator topic. Work-around for upgraders: Simply copy the WebTopicCreator.txt file from the TWiki web into each of your old Web directories. Then it all works fine.

Bug reports

ALERT! Please visit the bugs web to review and report bugs.

-- Contributors: PeterThoeny, KennethLavrsen - 05 Feb 2007


What was the point of the 4.1.2 release? No major nor minor issues fixed. What benefit do I have in upgrading, besides having one file less (lib/LocalSite.cfg.txt) ....

-- AndersHolm - 13 Mar 2007

Not sure what is that topic about now?!? I ended up there as I was looking for the show stopper concerning 4.2 but that topic tittle suggests it applies to 4.1 however in the paragraph concerning 4.1.2 it mention a bug concerning 4.2 !?! I guess it's just work in progress. BTW AndersHolm as far as I'm concerned 4.1.2 provided genuine benefits from 4.1.1. See TWikiHistory.

-- StephaneLenclud - 21 Jan 2008

ALERT! Found a bug? Fill in a report in the bugs web.

ALERT! Need support? Ask your questions in the Support web, but only after reviewing the support guidelines smile

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