MantisBT 1.1.6 Released

MantisBT version 1.1.6 is a maintenance update for the stable 1.1.x branch. All installations that are currently running any 1.1.x release are advised to upgrade to this release.

This release fixes once and for all the caching troubles from previous stable releases, some access permissions bugs, and a few various other issues. This release also improves the existing source control integration by allowing remote checkins.

Note: it is highly advised that users clear their browser and proxy caches after upgrading to 1.1.6, in order to solve any problems stemming from incorrect caching in older stable releases.

The release changelog can be found here:

It can be found on our download page:

29 thoughts on “MantisBT 1.1.6 Released”

  1. Hi,

    Upgrading from 0.19.4 to 1.1.6 was successful. However, bugs from 0.19.4 cannot be viewed on the view_all_bug_page.php.

    Missing ‘sticky’ column in table mantis_bug_table.

  2. I found that many of the core/*api.php files are missing their closing ?> tag. In my test environment, this caused no problems but in my production environment, it caused a blizzard of PHP errors plus it caused the output of much PHP code as plain text. Mantis responded by reporting:


    Page redirection error, ensure that there are no spaces outside the PHP block () in config_inc.php or custom_*.php files.

    Please use the “Back” button in your web browser to return to the previous page. There you can correct whatever problems were identified in this error or select another action. You can also click an option from the menu bar to go directly to a new section.


    The fix was to go add ?> tags to those files that were missing it, numbering several dozen files. This should be fixed in the code for those who run in sensitive environments.

  3. @Avinash, you should upgrade from 0.19.4 to 1.0.0 first. Once this is successful, you upgrade from 1.0.0 to 1.1.6. Direct upgrade from pre 1.0 to post 1.0 is not supported.

  4. @Michael, I believe that the error was caused by one of your configuration files having ?> followed by space in the production environment rather than the files that were missing it. Not putting the closing ?> is actually considered good practice.

  5. @Ilya, I would suggest trying to increase the memory given to PHP in your server’s php.ini file. I would assume that it is running out of memory while processing the filters on that page. We generally suggest allowing at least 24M of memory; 32M or may be necessary on trackers with a large number of issues, users, and/or projects.

  6. We had Mantis 1.1.1 installed and done some Customized. Now we`ve upgraded to 1.1.6. Do Version 1.1.6 will overwrite the Customized code?

    Please advice, thanks.

  7. @Huen, upgrading MantisBT code will overwrite core MantisBT code. If your customizations are in config_inc.php, custom functions, custom constants, and custom strings then they won’t be overwritten, otherwise they will.

  8. I have run into a possible problem with the v1.1.6 release when viewing issues having file attachments. Sometimes when I open a file attached to a specific issue, it is obviously the wrong file and instead belongs to another issue in the database.

    I have run into this problem with both IE and Firefox, on two separate Mantis installations. I don’t think it is a browser cache issue, since if I find a tweaked attachment on a specific issue using FireFox, I can immediately switch to IE and get the same problem – or visa versa.

    Most of my open issues have file attachments.

    I can sometimes figure out which issue the incorrect file belongs to and delete the attachment “over there”. That fixes it until the next time it happens. I can’t always delete the wayward attachments, since they contain important debug & crash analysis information.

    The attachment problem does not occur on all issues with attachments. If I had to guess, the problem occurs on about 10% of them.

    I use EurekaLog to automatically report application exceptions to Mantis, but I don’t see how it could route an attachment to a different issue number than the one it is creating.

    Am I using the Mantis product wrong, or is has anyone else run across this problem?


    Kevin G. McCoy

  9. hai,
    I have assigned bugs to developer, and i want to assign the same issues for the project lead and project manager at mean time, I have created cc and default cc from custom field. I want guide in configuring the rights. can u assist me in configration. The mail is not delivering for the project lead and project manager, but the assignee recieves mail when i assign the issues. Can any one assist me in solving this problem…

  10. Hi
    I have just upgrading from MantisBT 1.1.12 to 1.1.16

    When I post an Isssue I get the flowing errors

    SYSTEM WARNING: Fsockopen() php_network_getaddress: Gethostbyname failed

    SYSTEM WARNING: Fsockopen() unable to connect to

    My ‘config_inc.php’ is the same as the one used in version 1.1.12

  11. Hi,

    I got the same problem with my mantis after i migrated it from one server to another. the configuration files are exactly the same(except the database entry) but i get this pb whenever i try to close a ticket from the view_all_bug_page.php

    I checked the config and most of other files but there is no space after the “?>” Does anyone know how to fix this problem?


    Page redirection error, ensure that there are no spaces outside the PHP block () in config_inc.php or custom_*.php files.

    Please use the “Back” button in your web browser to return to the previous page. There you can correct whatever problems were identified in this error or select another action. You can also click an option from the menu bar to go directly to a new section.

  12. after upgrading to 1.1.6 the sorting in the view_all_bug_page is not working any longer? Everything else seems to be fine. Is this a common bug or can I do anything to make the sorting work again?

  13. i need the feature of automatic notifications and reminder for deadlines to be emailed for the users for which the issue has been assigned..

    Please let me know the steps to be followed to do the process

  14. Hi,

    We had Mantis 1.1.6 installed a working good, but we would like to have integration with ours GIT repositories. It that posible using this version? I not sure about if we must install version cause it is a unstable version.

    We just begin using Mantis in a real production environment.

    Thanks you for all. And congratulations for your work.

  15. Well, reading this blog concerns me a bit whether I took the correct approach to upgrading our 0.19.2 install. We have the 0.19.2 instance running with a MySQL 3.23.41 backend. My goal is to consolidate all of our disparate Mantis instances on one server. I built the new server with MySQL 5.0.45 and PHP 5.1.6. For this particular Mantis 0.19.2 instance in discussion here, I made a dump of the database, then copied that to the new server. I created the Mantis database (outside of Mantis) and restored the dump. I then installed Mantis 1.1.6. Then copied over the config_inc.php and custom* files, also copied over the data (attachments) directories. Then ran upgrade.php (not install.php) on the new instance. Everything so far *appears* to be working on the new server. However, you mention needing to go to 1.0.0 first, then to 1.1.6. Thus, I question the integrity of my new Mantis instance.

  16. hi

    I am using mantis 1.1.6. After reporting the issue, I do not see the users
    in the Assigned To list.

    users signed up on their own and have reporter access.

    Please help.


  17. i just wonder how to add a ‘Plugin’ at menu on mantis screen coz i dont have a ‘Plugin’ on the menu. How i supposed to add a plugin on mantis.

    Sorry i’m a newbie…

    Please advice, thanks

  18. How to add “cc” field under “Assign To” field in MANTIS Bug Traker ?

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