[Mediawiki-l] editing a page is causing problems

Rob Church robchur at gmail.com
Sat Mar 4 22:07:45 UTC 2006

Prior to dabbling with the database direct, give the nukePage
maintenance script in CVS a go. It'll be distributed with 1.5.7 or
available from the REL_1_5 branch, but has dependencies. This does the
deletion at the database level, and might avoid the problem.

If it doesn't, get the page ID from the page table, then wipe the page
record from that table; and all revisions associated with it. Then use
the purgeRedundantText script (in CVS, also) to wipe the now-orphaned
text records (or wipe them as you're doing the revisions).

Rob Church

On 04/03/06, The XEN ICT Team - Ricardo Rodríguez <webmaster at xen.net> wrote:
> Hi all out there.
> We have been successfully running a NW6. 1.5.2  MediaWiki installation for several months but now facing a weird problem. It seems that a particular combination of characters in the title of a page causes the server to hang and restart when we try to edit or delete it. We have not a precise idea yet about the exact cause of the error, but it is clear that only a page is causing it.
> Please, what tables/record we need to edit/delete to erase this particular page from the database without using MediaWiki utilities? MySQL 4.1.15a in the background.
> Thank you so much for your help,
> Ricardo
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