[php-maint] Bug#793385: php5: /etc/php5/cli/php.ini memory_limit ignored

sulfo sulfo at ynet.sk
Thu Jul 23 14:21:38 UTC 2015

Package: php5
Version: 5.4.41-0+deb7u1
Severity: normal

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-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.8
  APT prefers oldstable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'oldstable-updates'), (500, 'oldstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages php5 depends on:
ii  libapache2-mod-php5  5.4.41-0+deb7u1
ii  php5-common          5.4.41-0+deb7u1

php5 recommends no packages.

php5 suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

Installed mediawiki and tried to run some of the maintenance scripts. They crashed with error:

PHP Fatal error:  Allowed memory size of 262144 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 3072 bytes) in
/usr/share/mediawiki/maintenance/Maintenance.php on line 157

.... which seemed odd since the limits in all possible config files were set to 128MB (as far as I 
remember by default, I don't remember tampering with the settings since fresh install).

Possible cause:
The php cli config (/etc/php5/cli/php.ini) seems to have wrong syntax for memory_limit (is missing 
the 'M' after 128). 

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