MediaWiki Thumbnails

I get the following error when MediaWiki attempts to thumbnail an image:

Warning: shell_exec() has been disabled for security reasons in /home/.iroquois/zorlac/ on line 1037

I moved servers, It worked 100% on the original. I can’t figure out how to fix this or even WHY it is doing this. As far as i know, safe mode is off.

Are you running php as CGI or as an apache module? How was the previous domoain set up in this respect? If I’m not mistaken, the symptoms you are exhibiting might be due to Dreamhost’s security setting when running PHP as an apache module.

You might check out this link from the old KnowledgeBase:,PHP&Databases/_PHP#How_do_I_switch_my_PHP_between_running_as_a_CGI_and_an_Apache_module.3F


I was running it as a module. I switched it over and now it’s all working :slight_smile: