Maybe I wasn’t rigorous enough in reading the page, but I can’t edit the Ubuntu Wiki Official Documentation.

I logged in using my UbuntuOne Account and using my Launchpad Account but still I can’t edit the page.

Let us take an example on this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MpichCluster

I found an error in the keychain set code instruction on MPICH Cluster arrangement. The instruction asks us to put some code in the ~/.bashrc file. It was written as:

if type keychain >/dev/null 2>/dev/null; then
  keychain --nogui -q id_rsa
  [ -f ~/.keychain/${HOSTNAME}-sh ] && . ~/.keychain/${HOSTNAME}-sh
  [ -f ~/.keychain/${HOSTNAME}-sh-gpg ] && . ~/.keychain/${HOSTNAME}-sh-gpg

We should add fi to complete this code. Otherwise it will give us error. I want to add that fix. I also want to add a comment that this action should be done in the master machine, not in the helper machine (I prefer to use “helper machine” instead of “slave machine”).

Maybe somebody can help to do this. Thank you

  • Nope, is not here that you should ask, I could edit the page nonetheles.
    – Braiam
    Feb 6, 2014 at 12:30
  • @Braiam : Thanks for the effort. And also thanks for those who had been so kind to migrate the question to the proper place. Feb 6, 2014 at 12:55
  • What do you mean "still couldn't edit the page"? What does it say when you try?
    – Seth
    Feb 6, 2014 at 17:53
  • @Seth : First I select Login to edit. Afterwards, I should authenticate that I will login with my UbuntuOne. The page was redirected to the selected page that I want to edit. But I experience that I can't edit. May be I miss some step or something. So that was my experience, @Seth Feb 6, 2014 at 21:08
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    After logging in you need to go back to the page and click edit again. i.imgur.com/D4BGSXY.png Did you do that?
    – Seth
    Feb 7, 2014 at 1:36

1 Answer 1


OK After some explanation from several community member, I can summarize the step how to edit

Ubuntu official documentation pages

by practice. There are probably other procedures in accordance with this.

(For the official Guidance is just available in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WikiGuide)

  1. Click Login to edit, when you are in the page that you want to edit. enter image description here
  2. Login to or sign up for your Ubuntu One account. enter image description here
  3. Accept your personal data request by clicking Yes, Log me in. enter image description here
  4. After you are redirected to the User Documentation Page, you can search the article you want to edit. It took around 10 second in my case to be redirected. enter image description here enter image description here
  5. Finally, you will have an edit button to modify the page. enter image description here enter image description here

Good day!

  • I should not forget to add @Seth remark : "In some cases, after logging in you need to go back to the page and click edit again." Thanks Feb 7, 2014 at 10:33

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