Subject: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 13/12/09 09:29am
By: winnerdk

I just made the upgrade jump from GL 1.4.1 to 1.6.1. Everything went pretty smoothly, however I'm now running around cleaning up the little things that are out of place.

Like, for instance, now the Static Pages won't open for some reason. I can edit them in the Static Page editor, and save the changes, but the links to the static pages themselves dont' work;

For example: http://www.panama-guide.com/staticpages/index.php/20061226073412887

Notice there's no ? in that link anywhere. That's because some time ago I fought through an SEO hack, made some changes to the site, and now apparently those changes didn't migrate. That means I'm going to have to go back and recreate the wheel, figure out what I did two years ago, and do it again.

And suggestions? I already checked the .htaccess file that I used to hack the URL rewrite and the Static Pages are not there.

Don
www.panama-guide.com


Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 13/12/09 09:51am
By: winnerdk

Possibly related to my Static Page problem - I checked the error log and there are now hundreds of entries that say;

Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #1 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #2 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #3 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #4 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #5 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #6 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #7 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #8 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #9 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #10 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #11 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #12 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #13 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #14 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #15 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #16 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #17 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #18 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #19 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #20 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #21 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #22 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #23 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #24 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #25 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing

I have 24 static pages on my site.

Don
www.panama-guide.com

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 13/12/09 10:37am
By: Dirk

Quote by: winnerdk

For example: http://www.panama-guide.com/staticpages/index.php/20061226073412887

Notice there's no ? in that link anywhere.


There's nothing special about those URLs - it's what you get when you enable the URL rewrite option (in the Configuration). If URL rewrite is disabled, those URLs won't work, so simply enable it again.

bye, Dirk

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 13/12/09 10:39am
By: Dirk

Quote by: winnerdk

Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:44:29 EST - Warning: File #1 on the HTML form was empty...ignoring it and continuing


Do you have the "Debug Image Upload" option enabled? They should go away when you disable it:

Configuration > Geeklog > Images > Upload

bye, Dirk

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 13/12/09 11:35am
By: winnerdk

I have another problem. "Configuration" does not appear in the left hand "Admins Only" block on the homepage.

I can get there (I think) by selecting anything else in the admin menu and then (from there) selecting "Admin Home" and then "Configuration" from there.

Also, in the "Admin Home" menu the icon for "Configuration" appears (the two gears or little gray wheels) but there is no link or URL appearing under the icon that says "Configuration" or anything else. The icon is a active as a link to http://www.panama-guide.com/admin/configuration.php/ so like I said, I can get there but it's not supposed to be that way.

There are all kinds of little "buggy" problems like this that I'm going to have to work through.

OK, anyway, I went to the "Debug Image Upload" option - there was an "x" there and when I clicked on it, the option went away. Now apparently there's no way to get it back (so I can't make the change.) How do I get that option to come back once I've clicked the "X" ???

These are the little things that drive us all crazy. Please make the bad man stop...

Don
www.panama-guide.com

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 13/12/09 11:47am
By: Dirk

The "Configuration" option should show up in the Admin menu when you're a user in the Root group.

Clicking the (X) for the debug image upload option should cause an "Enable" link to appear in its place.

These issues are pretty odd. Possible causes:
- Theme issue - are you using the Professional theme that shipped with 1.6.1?
- lib-common.php is not up to date - make sure you use the one that ships with 1.6.1

bye, Dirk

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 13/12/09 11:50am
By: winnerdk

Quote by: Dirk

Quote by: winnerdk

For example: http://www.panama-guide.com/staticpages/index.php/20061226073412887

Notice there's no ? in that link anywhere.


There's nothing special about those URLs - it's what you get when you enable the URL rewrite option (in the Configuration). If URL rewrite is disabled, those URLs won't work, so simply enable it again.

bye, Dirk



I just checked the URL Rewrite option in the Site Configuration. It is currently (and was) set to "1" or "enabled". Just to make sure I set the configuration to "0" or "disabled" and checked the site - the static pages still don't appear. So, I reset the URL Rewrite option in the configuration file back to "1" or "enabled" and came back here.

Apparently, the problem is not in the selection of the option on the configuration file.

There are all kinds of little buggy presentation problems going on with this install. For example, when I go into the "Configuration" menu in the Admin section, this is what appears in the left hand block:

Core
Links
Polls
Static Pages
XMLSitemap
Admin Home
Core

sg_site
sg_stories
sg_theme
sg_blocks
sg_users
sg_images
sg_locale
sg_misc

That's not right (or, I don't thing it should appear that way) - should it?

Don - working my way through a hundred little buggy fixes after upgrading.
www.panama-guide.com


Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 13/12/09 11:54am
By: winnerdk

Quote by: Dirk

The "Configuration" option should show up in the Admin menu when you're a user in the Root group.

Clicking the (X) for the debug image upload option should cause an "Enable" link to appear in its place.

These issues are pretty odd. Possible causes:
- Theme issue - are you using the Professional theme that shipped with 1.6.1?
- lib-common.php is not up to date - make sure you use the one that ships with 1.6.1

bye, Dirk



Thanks again for taking the time, Dirk.

Yes, I am using the Professional theme as well as the lib-common.php file that shipped with 1.6.1.

However, remember that I've been using Geeklog on my site continuously since August 2004 and have been through many upgrades and tweaks over the years, mostly SEO related issues. There is a possibility that I have another older no longer valid file running around out there somewhere that could be causing problems. And you're right, there are all kinds of little buggy issues that look theme and layout related.

Don
www.panama-guide.com

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 13/12/09 12:05pm
By: winnerdk

Just to make sure, I went back and reloaded all of the files related to the Professional theme and replaced the files that were there under "Layout." And, I deleted some older files dating back to 2007 related to GLMenu, Forum, etc.

Now I'm going to go back and strip out all of the older plugins (such as GLMenu and Forum) that might be causing some problems or conflicts. Once I get a basic load of GL 1.6.1 running without any major problems, then I can always go back and get fresh versions of those plugins and reload them if I want.

Now, on to the lib-common.php issue.

Don
www.panama-guide.com

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 13/12/09 12:41pm
By: Dirk

Quote by: winnerdk

sg_site
sg_stories
sg_theme
sg_blocks
sg_users
sg_images
sg_locale
sg_misc

That's not right (or, I don't thing it should appear that way) - should it?


Looks like an issue with the language file then. This would also explain most (though not all) of the other effects you've described. Are you using the language files from 1.6.1? They contain lots of new text strings for the Configuration.

bye, Dirk

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 13/12/09 05:30pm
By: winnerdk

Quote by: Dirk

Quote by: winnerdk

sg_site
sg_stories
sg_theme
sg_blocks
sg_users
sg_images
sg_locale
sg_misc

That's not right (or, I don't thing it should appear that way) - should it?


Looks like an issue with the language file then. This would also explain most (though not all) of the other effects you've described. Are you using the language files from 1.6.1? They contain lots of new text strings for the Configuration.

bye, Dirk





Yup, that was it. I had mistakenly installed the language files under the public_html directory, and not one level up where they should have been. That fixed a few of the presentation and layout problems. However, my problem with the Static Pages persists. One the top of the website I get an error message that says "Access to this page is denied. Either the page has been moved/removed or you do not have sufficient permissions." That's where a static page should appear. That's the next issue I'm working to fix. Since I installed the language files in the wrong place, now I'm going to check to see if I installed other files in the wrong place as well.

Don
www.panama-guide.com

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 13/12/09 06:10pm
By: winnerdk

On the static page issue - the error log contains the following:

Sun 13 Dec 2009 18:07:32 EST - PHP in static pages is disabled. Can not display page.

How do I fix that?

Don
www.panama-guide.com

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 14/12/09 01:51am
By: Dirk

Quote by: winnerdk

Sun 13 Dec 2009 18:07:32 EST - PHP in static pages is disabled. Can not display page.

How do I fix that?


Configuration > Static Pages > Static Pages Main Settings > Allow PHP

bye, Dirk

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 14/12/09 07:10am
By: winnerdk

Quote by: Dirk

Quote by: winnerdk

Sun 13 Dec 2009 18:07:32 EST - PHP in static pages is disabled. Can not display page.

How do I fix that?


Configuration > Static Pages > Static Pages Main Settings > Allow PHP

bye, Dirk



I still think there's some kind of a problem with the way the Configuration is presenting on the page. For example the option you describe, "Allow PHP" currently does not appear. This is what I see on the screen (simple copy and paste) under the Static Pages option;

Enable Meta Tags (?)

What's New Block
New Static Page Interval (?)
Hide New Static Pages (?)
Title Trim Length (?)
Include Center Block Static Pages (?)
Include Static Pages with PHP (?)

Search Results
Enable Static Pages in Search (?)
Include Center Block Static Pages (?)
Include Static Pages with PHP (?)

I know this is wrong, because I have another website running GL 1.6.02b and in the same area appears the "Allow PHP" option you describe;

Allow PHP? (?)
Sort Centerblocks by (?)
Sort Menu Entries by (?)
Delete Pages with Owner? (?)
Wrap Pages in Block? (?)
Show Hits? (?)
Show Date? (?)
Filter HTML? (?)
Censor Content? (?)
After Saving Page (?)
Max. Pages in Webservices Feed (?)
Default Permissions
Page Default Permissions[0]
Page Default Permissions[1]
Page Default Permissions[2]
Page Default Permissions[3]

Therefore, I still don't have a good basic install running, so it makes it much harder to fix the presentation problems.

Don
www.panama-guide.com

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 14/12/09 10:50am
By: winnerdk

I just compared what I'm getting from my site on all of the Configuration settings, compared to the Geeklog Demo Site, and I also compared the results of the "view page source" code.

No doubt about it, I am not getting a proper presentation of the Configuration sections. Apparently these are generated with javascript?

Help. Meekly asking for help. Begging. I can't get my site up and correctly configured until these issues are resolved. And, I don't know what else to do.

Don
www.panama-guide.com

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 14/12/09 11:00am
By: winnerdk

I tried running the install again, and it just said "your database is already up to date" so no help there.

I am now officially and completely out of bright ideas.

ANYONE PLEASE HELP!!!

This is exactly the kind of crap that drives me crazy with this software. It works perfectly, as long as you're not actually using it in the field.

And you can fix it, as long as you are a computer programmer who can write code in six languages.

The frustrating part is - I know the program is doing exactly what I'm telling it to do. And, somewhere something is incorrectly installed. However, I now don't know where else to look or what else to do. I'm still broken, and I can't get any answers or even a hint that will point me in the right direction.

"Frustrating" is an understatement.

Don

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 14/12/09 11:01am
By: winnerdk

:banghead:

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Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 14/12/09 02:13pm
By: Dirk

I can certainly understand how frustrating this must be, but I haven't seen such massive problems with an upgrade recently. The install script and the upgrade process have really been thoroughly tested and shouldn't cause these sorts of problems.

The first thing I would try is to reinstall the backup of the database and run the upgrade again. Watch out for any errors that may pop up during that process.

bye, Dirk

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 14/12/09 03:26pm
By: winnerdk

Quote by: Dirk

I can certainly understand how frustrating this must be, but I haven't seen such massive problems with an upgrade recently. The install script and the upgrade process have really been thoroughly tested and shouldn't cause these sorts of problems.

The first thing I would try is to reinstall the backup of the database and run the upgrade again. Watch out for any errors that may pop up during that process.

bye, Dirk



I don't want to start messing with the database, because so far there has been nothing whatsoever to indicated any kinds of problems with the data. For example, all of the articles are there, just fine.

The problem seems to be with the rendering or presentation of the Configuration section. For example, this whole thing started because I can't see the Static Pages. I can't see the Static Pages because I can't get into the Configuration section to change the setting to "Allow PHP". I'm fairly confident that when that happens, or then the Static pages will reappear.

You said "The install script and the upgrade process have really been thoroughly tested and shouldn't cause these sorts of problems." I agree, and so far every problem I've been able to resolve on my own was due to some old piece of script or code left over from an earlier installation somewhere else on the server. I've been going back and deleting that stuff hoping that my lingering problems will be resolved, and that all of a sudden I'll be able to see the entire and complete Configuration screen.

How about this - How is the Configuration screen created or rendered for the Static Page section. In fact, most of the different areas of the Configuration screens all have problems, so whatever is causing one is probably causing all of them. How are they created? What files are used? It's javascript, right? What might be causing a conflict?

Don
www.panama-guide.com

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 14/12/09 03:33pm
By: winnerdk

Or how about this - is there a way to "manually" change the configuration? Since I can't use the configuration files, can I go "under the hood" so to speak?

Don

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 14/12/09 03:48pm
By: Dirk

Quote by: winnerdk

How about this - How is the Configuration screen created or rendered for the Static Page section.


It's created from a description that's stored in the database.


Quote by: winnerdk

Or how about this - is there a way to "manually" change the configuration? Since I can't use the configuration files, can I go "under the hood" so to speak?


I'm afraid the database entries for the Configuration aren't really "user serviceable".

What you can try is setting some options in the siteconfig.php, i.e. just like in the old config.php files. Yes, you can even set config options for the static pages plugin there. Not sure if that's really going to help.

bye, Dirk

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 14/12/09 04:23pm
By: winnerdk

OK, maybe you can walk me through this.

Assume there are old files from earlier versions of GL that are somehow "corrupting" my current installation.

What I want to achieve is a completely clean install, without losing all of my data. That's the most important thing - keeping all of the older articles and data.

All of the plugins and upgrades, I can either re-do again later, reinstall, or what have you.

Since I've already done an upgrade one, the "install" program just tells me that "the database has already been updated".

So, is there anyway to basically reinstall all of the operating files again? If I just write over everything, will that completely screw up my current installation which is actually working halfway? I mean, I want to fix things, and not take steps backwards.

Don
www.panama-guide.com

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 14/12/09 04:49pm
By: Dirk

If you want to keep the database in it's current state, you can simply overwrite all the files to make sure that they're all up to date.

The 2 files you should keep (before you do that) are db-config.php and siteconfig.php. These are the only files that are modified during the install/upgrade (and lib-common.php does not have to be changed any more).

So make copies of those two files, upload all the files from the 1.6.1 tarball again, then put your copies of db-config.php and siteconfig.php back in their place (overwriting the "blank" copies that came with the tarball). Since your database is already up to date, you don't need to run the install script again.

bye, Dirk

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 14/12/09 04:56pm
By: winnerdk

OK, thanks. That's the next thing I'm going to do.

As a matter of fact, I'm going to "clean out" all of the old files from the dozens of previous upgrades and random plugin installations (that are no longer being used) as well.

So, since the database has already been converted to 1.6.1 compatible, and as long as I have copies of those two files, then I can nuke everything else and it should work, right?

I was just wandering through the database, and there's a whole bunch of old crap in there that's no longer being used.

I think my problems are just a case of one single install that's gone through too many upgrades and "improvements" over the years, all done by yours truly - meaning, of course, that most of the time I don't have a clue as to what I should be doing.

Is there someone I can pay to "scrub" the database? I'm way over my head in that department. Are there any hired guns out there who specialize in fixing Geeklog sites?

Don

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 15/12/09 07:40am
By: Dirk

Keep in mind that when you remove plugins without uninstalling them, their tables, permissions, groups, etc. will still be left in the database. While it's easy to, say, get rid of the tables that contain all forum posts, it's not so easy to get rid of the permissions manually. So I'd say disable the plugins for now and when you're back in business, enable them again and uninstall them properly.


Quote by: winnerdk

Is there someone I can pay to "scrub" the database? I'm way over my head in that department. Are there any hired guns out there who specialize in fixing Geeklog sites?


Here's a list of people who would be happy to help you.

bye, Dirk

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 15/12/09 10:34am
By: winnerdk

Quote by: Dirk

Keep in mind that when you remove plugins without uninstalling them, their tables, permissions, groups, etc. will still be left in the database. While it's easy to, say, get rid of the tables that contain all forum posts, it's not so easy to get rid of the permissions manually. So I'd say disable the plugins for now and when you're back in business, enable them again and uninstall them properly.



OK, got it. I went back through every plugin, and used Admin / Plugins / Edit / Delete / Delete (confirm) to remove them all.

I now have the site stripped down to just the six "approved" plugins that ship with GL 1.6.1 - namely Calendar 1.1.1, Links 2.1.0, Polls 2.1.1, Spam-X 1.2.0, Static Pages 1.6.1, and XML Sitemap 1.0.0

I also went through the entire database, and removed all of the "old" data tables from ancient plugins that were tried once a long time ago and are no longer being used - like Chatter Block or Loud Blog for example.

I kept Openx loaded because I use that to manage the paid banners on the website, although a couple of them are not running right now because I still have to work past the configuration and formatting issues before I can safely modify the header.thtml file to get the banners running again.

So, housecleaning complete. However, the problem I'm having with the incorrect or inaccurate presentation of the Configuration screens persists. I simply have to get this fixed, one way or the other.

Since these screens are generated by the database, what's my next step?

Is there some way I can post a "screenshot" or a "snap" to be able to show you what I'm seeing? Maybe that will shed some light.

Don
www.panama-guide.com

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 15/12/09 04:10pm
By: Dirk

Quote by: winnerdk

However, the problem I'm having with the incorrect or inaccurate presentation of the Configuration screens persists. I simply have to get this fixed, one way or the other.

Since these screens are generated by the database, what's my next step?


Does that affect all the plugins or only some of them?

As I said above, I'd try reinstalling the database from a backup and running the upgrade again. The only smaller step I could think of is trying to uninstall then reinstall one of the bundled plugins (which of course means that you'll lose all the data in that plugin and would need to restore that from backup later on anyway).


Quote by: winnerdk

Is there some way I can post a "screenshot" or a "snap" to be able to show you what I'm seeing? Maybe that will shed some light.


Not on geeklog.net, but since you do have a website - why not put it there and post a link here?

bye, Dirk

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 16/12/09 10:43am
By: winnerdk

OK, here's where I'm at right now.

I had a backup of the database restored from before I started to attempt the upgrade, so right now the data thinks it's GL 1.4.1 so the data is pre-upgrade.

This is confirmed by looking at the Admin / Plugins screen.

However, the software and programs on the server for Geeklog are all 1.6.1.

I have not tried to run the install program again - that's my next step. Before I do that I'm first going to delete all of the old Plugins (again), I had to reinstall them all after I had the data restored.

Notably, the original problem that I had to start all of this - not being able to access the Configuration screens correctly - is happening right now with the GL 1.6.1 programs installed and running over the 1.4.1 data.

Therefore, that tells me maybe the data was never properly or correctly updated to 1.6.1?

Anyway, that's were I'm at right now. I tried to save an article with a screen snap of the problems with the Configuration screen, but right now apparently I can't post a new article, probably because the site is running on 1.6.1 software over a 1.4.1 database. Let me run the install program before I do anything else...

Don

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 16/12/09 11:11am
By: winnerdk

IT WORKED!

Here's what I did differently this time.

During the installation process, I provided the information asked by the dialog for the database, and at the bottom of the screen there are two buttons - on that says "Upgrade" (I think) and another that says "Upgrade and configure additional plugins"

The first time I just hit the "Upgrade" button, because I was thinking that I could configure any additional plugins later as required. That didn't work, and in fact it screwed up my entire website, and cost me about five solid days of screwing around, trying to fix the problem.

After reloading the database from a backup and running the installation program again, this time I selected the other option, to "Upgrade and configure additional plugins." And, lo and behold, it worked. The static pages are there, links, etc.

NOT HAVING THE DIFFERENCES CLEARLY DEFINED IN THE DOCS OR INSTRUCTIONS IS A SERIOUS MISTAKE!

I made an innocent mistake, because I simply didn't know better. It shouldn't be that easy to screw things up that bad.

Don

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 16/12/09 01:24pm
By: Dirk

Quote by: winnerdk

It shouldn't be that easy to screw things up that bad.


You're right - and it isn't. The only difference between the two options is that the second one allows you to pick plugins that you don't want to be installed. In other words, it lets you disable plugins before they are installed. The rest of the process is exactly the same.

I'm glad to hear you got your site back up and running, but this was not the cause of your problems.

bye, Dirk

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 16/12/09 01:51pm
By: winnerdk

Actually, I think it almost certainly WAS the cause of my problems.

When I selected the second button this time, the program never actually took me to the screen you describe. A few error messages appeared in black text on the top of the screen, which I couldn't read. I just went to the homepage, checked the Configuration section, and everything appears to be working (now).

It appears that the database was not properly updated the first time around, and the second time around it was.

The only thing I did different was - the second time I hit the other button.

If it wasn't that, then what else might have caused this problem?

I think there's a serious "glitch" in the database update code somewhere.

Don
www.panama-guide.com

Re: Upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.6.1, Static Pages Gone

Posted on: 16/12/09 07:14pm
By: winnerdk

In looking at the Plugin List, it appears that most of the new "core" plugins did not property upgrade to GL version 1.6.1 in this most recent attempt to install the software.

After five days of screwing around, I finally restored a backup version of the database and tried to run the installation script again, and this time I got better results because I selected the "Upgrade and Configure Additional Plugins" option. However, the program never made it to the next screen properly, and I got several error messages.

When I went to the homepage apparently the site is running alright. Most importantly, the problem that I had before with missing static pages, missing links section, and a screwed up configuration area were resolved.

However, now it appears that most of the "core" plugins seem to think I'm running GL 1.5.0 (which has never been installed). See below;

Plugin Name - Plugin Version - Geeklog Version
Autotags 1.02 1.4.0
Bad Behavior2 2.0.11 1.4.1
Calendar Data: 1.0.3, Code: 1.1.1 Update! 1.5.0
Filemgmt Data: 1.5.2, Code: 1.5.3 Update! 1.4
Forum 2.7 1.4.1
Glmenu Data: 2.1, Code: 3.1 Update! 1.3.11
Glutil Data: 1.0.4, Code: 1.1.0 Update! 1.4.1
Gus 1.7.0 1.3.11
Links Data: 2.0.1, Code: 2.1.0 Update! 1.5.0
Mdigest 1.3.1 1.3.7
Mediagallery 1.5.0 1.3.11
Polls Data: 2.0.2, Code: 2.1.1 Update! 1.5.0
Rating Data: 2.2beta, Code: 2.3.0 Update! 1.4.0
Spam-X Data: 1.1.2, Code: 1.2.0 Update! 1.5.0
Static Pages Data: 1.5.1, Code: 1.6.1 Update! 1.5.0
Tag 0.3.1 1.4.0
XMLSitemap 1.0.0 1.6.0
Youtube 1 1.4.0

Notice that there are "Update!" options all over the place. But when I hit those links, nothing happens.

Any ideas? I am absolutely convinced there is a major problem with the script that updates the databases. It still has not worked properly on my site.

Don
www.panama-guide.com

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