Where to check log if a macro stops working without any exception displaying on the web page?

I am very new to XWiki and have to take over an existing instance to get started in the workplace. Unfortunately, the previous administrator is gone, and we cannot reach him.

A macro seems to have some DIY ingredients, and it stopped working now. The list does not display on the web page, although the text contents still exist in the document. There is no trace nor exception on the web page.

As a general approach, I checked the logs in CATALINA_HOME/logs/ and /var/log/messages. However, there was no indication either.

I am from another programming language other than Java and am unfamiliar with XWiki software. Thank you for any hints.

If you need more information, just let me know.


If this macro is a custom macro (either written in a wiki page or in java - you need to find that out) and it’s not working then you’ll need to debug it.

For finding logs, see https://www.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Documentation/AdminGuide/Logging#HLogLocation

But if the macro doesn’t output any log or doesn’t have any error that won’t help you.

To learn about writing custom macros in xwiki, see https://www.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Documentation/DevGuide/Tutorials/WritingMacros/

Hope that helps a bit

PS: If you need professional services, there are some companies offering that for XWiki, see https://www.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/Support#HProfessionalSupport