[Mediawiki-l] editing a page is causing problems

Rob Church robchur at gmail.com
Sun Mar 5 00:09:17 UTC 2006


It relies upon nukePage.php, nukePage.inc, deleteOldRevisions.php,
deleteOldRevisions.inc, purgeOldText.php and purgeOldText.inc. :)

Incidentally, you should consider upgrading to MediaWiki 1.5.7. This
would make the files available anyway.


Rob Church

On 5 Mar 2006 00:51:18 +0100, The XEN ICT Team - Ricardo Rodríguez
<webmaster at xen.net> wrote:
> Thank you so much, Rob.
>
> As I am far from being a MediaWiki hacker, please, can I just copy the concerned script to the 1.5.2 maintenance folder and execute it from the server command line? Must I copy any other script? Thanks.
>
> Best,
>
> --
> Ricardo Rodríguez
> The XEN ICT Team
>
> >>> Rob Church<robchur at gmail.com> 4/3/2006 23:07 >>>
>
> 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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