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Wiki Down

Post by Roots » Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:52 am

For about a day and a half now, our wiki has been unaccessable. I don't know the reason why this suddenly happened. The wiki is hosted on sourceforge's website so its probably related to something they did over there. If you visit the wiki now (http://allacrost.sourceforge.net/wiki/) You'll get a message like this.


Hero of Allacrost has a problem

Sorry! This site is experiencing technical difficulties.

Try waiting a few minutes and reloading.

(Can't contact the database server: Can't connect to MySQL server on 'mysql4-a.sourceforge.net' (4) (mysql4-a.sourceforge.net))



I filled a support request with sourceforge just a moment ago:

http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.ph ... tid=200001


Hopefully our wiki will be back online soon. I'm going through wiki withdrawal right now :uhoh:
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Re: Wiki Down

Post by gorzuate » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:01 am

It's probably related to the following:
Section 2. MIGRATION SCHEDULE

The SourceForge.net Service Operations team is now actively working to
complete our migration from our old California datacenter to our new
Chicago datacenter. The following migration events have been scheduled:

* On Monday, 2008-09-15, SourceForge.net user account mail aliases
(@users.sourceforge.net accounts) will be migrated as per:
http://sourceforge.net/community/forum/ ... =3388&page

* On Monday, 2008-09-15, Project Web service for those projects already
running in Chicago (the "bigprojects" pool) will have a brief downtime
as we move data on to new storage hardware as per:
http://sourceforge.net/community/forum/ ... &replies=1

* On Tuesday, 2008-09-16, the remainder of Project Web will be migrated
(with some downtime) as per:
http://sourceforge.net/community/forum/ ... &replies=1

* Tentatively, on Wednesday, 2008-09-17, CVS service will be migrated
(with some downtime) as per:
http://sourceforge.net/community/forum/ ... =3413&page

* On Thursday, 2008-09-18, Mailing List service will be migrated (no
downtime anticipated), including Mailing List archives and Mailing List
search, as per:
http://sourceforge.net/community/forum/ ... =3412&page


You should have received an email about it, Roots.
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Re: Wiki Down

Post by Roots » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:11 pm

Oh, good catch. I usually ignore the SF mails because they're so long and usually irrelevant. :angel:


It looks like the database migration is complete though and the wiki is still down. There's either still a problem on their end or we're going to have to go in and manually repair the wiki on our end. I'm not sure what the status is with our particular subdomain right now. :|
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Re: Wiki Down

Post by Roots » Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:30 am

Okay, we have an answer:

The documentation never specified the use of a fully-qualified hostname
for project DB use, and that form no longer works. The newest hostname for
your project would be mysql-a. The previously documented hostname,
mysql4-a, will also work for a while during the transition period.

SourceForge.net Support


So um, anyone know how to change the hostname or whatever? :uhoh:
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Re: Wiki Down

Post by Roots » Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:53 am

Well I didn't do anything but it seems to be back up now. :shrug:
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Re: Wiki Down

Post by Roots » Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:41 am

Correction, its still busted. :bang: I can view pages just fine, but I can not edit any of them. I can make an attempt to see if I can figure out something about that database hostname thing, but I'm not optimistic that I will. If anyone has media wiki administration experience, your input would be very welcome. :help:
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Re: Wiki Down

Post by gorzuate » Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:03 am

I don't understand what Sourceforge is trying to say :huh:
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Re: Wiki Down

Post by Roots » Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:10 pm

I edited LocalSettings.php to enable displaying of errors. So now the blank page will give you an error message after you try to submit an edit
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Re: Wiki Down

Post by gorzuate » Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:31 am

I subjected the wiki to many voodoo magic spells :devil: It cried for :help: several times, but ultimately was no match for the WikiMaster :D
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Re: Wiki Down

Post by Roots » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:52 am

SWEET! So how'd you fix the editing problem?
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Re: Wiki Down

Post by gorzuate » Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:41 pm

There was a bug in include/User.php. When I fixed that it started showing errors about the *real* problem. From what I understand when people login, MediaWiki refers to it as a "session" and needs to store that data somewhere. On SourceForge, that data needs to be stored in a certain location relative to the rest of the wiki. When SourceForge performed the migration, the old location of session data stopped working. I think from what I read about the migration that the session data is now stored in a location where this will never happen again. *crosses fingers*
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