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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:29 am 
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Does anyone know what's going on? :(

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:54 am 
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Hi Doc,
Sorry no idea but I'm gad it's not just me.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:25 pm 
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It wasn't me, if you're wondering. :?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:29 pm 
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Well, it's back up now. No word as how it got down in the first place, though. :shock:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:08 pm 
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PPMB seems to be down again... or is it just me?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:48 pm 
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peetz5050 wrote:
PPMB seems to be down again... or is it just me?


It's not loading at all for me. :?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:39 pm 
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InvisibleDan wrote:
peetz5050 wrote:
PPMB seems to be down again... or is it just me?


It's not loading at all for me. :?

Same here.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:13 pm 
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Princess_pasta wrote:
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peetz5050 wrote:
PPMB seems to be down again... or is it just me?


It's not loading at all for me. :?

Same here.

Ditto.

In other news, Trump threw a GBU43 at some ISIS fuckers in Afghanistan, apparently forgetting to ask Afghanistans president if it's okay for him to do that.

Yep, THAT Trump, whose supporters claimed Hillary would be the warmongering nutter.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:35 pm 
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In other news, Trump threw a GBU43 at some ISIS fuckers in Afghanistan, apparently forgetting to ask Afghanistans president if it's okay for him to do that.

Yep, THAT Trump, whose supporters claimed Hillary would be the warmongering nutter.


Yes, well, it's okay if their Vulgar Talking Yam God does horrible things, because he's doing it to protect the REAL Americans who believe in #MAGA from 'Them'...

(goes and takes a shot of Southern Comfort to wash the bad taste out of his mouth. No, really. I just did that.)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:24 pm 
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For some reason hitting refresh downloads a PHP file. What's going on there?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:34 pm 
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psychotol wrote:
For some reason hitting refresh downloads a PHP file. What's going on there?


I believe that means that the PHP interpreter process on the server is down. Either that or the webserver doesn't have a pointer to that process. Since the webserver doesn't know how to deal with PHP, it assumes the .php file is just a standard file, and offers it to the user. Of course, since PHP needs to be run on the server, that doesn't work.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:37 pm 
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Brother Grimace wrote:
psychotol wrote:

In other news, Trump threw a GBU43 at some ISIS fuckers in Afghanistan, apparently forgetting to ask Afghanistans president if it's okay for him to do that.

Yep, THAT Trump, whose supporters claimed Hillary would be the warmongering nutter.


Yes, well, it's okay if their Vulgar Talking Yam God does horrible things, because he's doing it to protect the REAL Americans who believe in #MAGA from 'Them'...

(goes and takes a shot of Southern Comfort to wash the bad taste out of his mouth. No, really. I just did that.)


Well, yeah. For the past eight years, they've been terrified that "REAL Americans" would never get to tell other people how to live again.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:56 pm 
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Well, since PPMB is still down, I just wanted to wish those who are observing the occasion a happy Maundy Thursday.

And, as per tradition, Queen Elizabeth II handed out the Maundy Money.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:03 am 
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A blessed Good Friday to those observing the occasion today.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:32 pm 
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DeacBlue wrote:
psychotol wrote:
For some reason hitting refresh downloads a PHP file. What's going on there?


I believe that means that the PHP interpreter process on the server is down. Either that or the webserver doesn't have a pointer to that process. Since the webserver doesn't know how to deal with PHP, it assumes the .php file is just a standard file, and offers it to the user. Of course, since PHP needs to be run on the server, that doesn't work.

Now it's just giving a 404 error.

Slightly more promising, I'm getting an "access denied" error when trying to load a test version of the PPMB that was set up several years ago.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:52 pm 
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Well, now it's saying..

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Friday, 16:51 EDT:

The Paperpusher's message board is currently unavailable due to technical issues. The hosting provider has been contacted, and we are waiting on a response.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:59 am 
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A blessed Holy Saturday to those observing the occasion.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:14 pm 
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It was back up for a bit, now it's back down again.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:40 am 
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I tried to long on I think Friday. I got the strange "open file" that was strange. Several hours later I tried again and it looked back so I signed in, only it was like I wasn't signed in at all, though I was shown as being signed in. At that point I decided to give it some time.

I just tried again and this time it says this:

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The PPMB is Unavailable


Saturday, 15 April 2017 14:54 EDT:
The PPMB is still unavailable, but work is ongoing to bring it back up. You may intermittently see the board appear and disappear. We apologize for any problems or confusion.


Friday, 14 April 2017 16:51 EDT:
The Paperpusher's message board is currently unavailable due to technical issues. The hosting provider has been contacted, and we are waiting on a response.


At least that's hopeful.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:36 pm 
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Happy Easter to those who are marking the occasion. It's one of those rare years that the Protestant/Catholic Easter and the Greek Orthodox one are on the same day.

Also, 200 years ago yesterday, the Lake George Steamboat Company went into operation.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:32 pm 
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Check back 15th of December


Fuck.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:53 pm 
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I hope that's left over from the last time the board got hosed.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:40 pm 
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It has to be because this was the latest message:

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Tuesday, 17 April 2017 14:55 EDT:
Due to changes with our hosting provider, the board will have to be upgraded to a new version of phpBB. We can't say how long this will take, but watch this space for further information.

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Of course it's down for an indefinite amount of time when I need to reread something I wrote and didn't save anywhere else. This is what I get for being dumb

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:30 am 
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AN EXPLANATION AND PROGRESS REPORT
If you don't want the gory technical details, suffice it to say, yes, I'm working on it, and yes, you may see a board appear and disappear, but until somebody says so, PLEASE DON'T TRY TO POST. Please, I'm begging you. If you wanna know why, then you're stuck with the gory technical details. Otherwise, thank you for your patience.

  • Our version of phpBB was old as fuck and replied on php 5.3, also old as fuck. Site 5 unceremoniously stopped supporting php 5.3, causing the download whenever you tried to get to the board. Therefore: UPGRADE MADNESS FOLLOWS!
  • Because our version of phpBB was so old (3.0.7PL1), a straight upgrade to the current version wasn't possible. phpBB says it is, but they're lying. Trust me, I tried.
  • Simply going from our version to the one in between (3.1.10) was fraught with problems, too.
  • These failed attempts at upgrades meant restoring the database. Those of you who remember the purge of fall '14 (I think) remember that a lot of problems stemmed from the fact that we have a YUUUUGE post table that can't be reloaded in one pass, so it has to be broken into several of them. This entails of lot of sitting around waiting for mysql.
  • By following a link on an Italian support page for phpBB, I found distributions of phpBB versions 3.0.x greater than 3.0.7PL1—and finally got a clean upgrade to 3.0.12, which also plays nicely with php 5.5.
  • Alas, this didn't upgrade cleanly to 3.2, so I restored the 3.0.12 database, and upgraded to 3.0.14, and tried to go to 3.2. Har de har har.
  • So I'm gonna try to go from 3.0.12 -> 3.0.14 -> 3.1.10 -> 3.2.

It would be great if we could be at the lastest and greatest phpBB, but that might not be possible, but I want to try to get as close to it as I can. So that's where we're at, folks. Faced with no PPMB, I ask myself: What would Daria do? Duh, she'd read a book!

Again, thanks for your patience.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:30 am 
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Thanks for all your gallant efforts. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:16 pm 
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Further progress and setbacks:
  • 3.0.7PL1 => 3.0.12 OK!
  • 3.0.12 => 3.0.14 OK!
  • 3.0.14 => 3.1.10 FAIL, restore the DB you loser.
  • 3.0.14 => 3.1.0 FAIL, restore the DB you loser.

The 3.0.14 to 3.1.0 upgrade is the smallest incremental one between these versions. The fail is, again, due to the size of the post table. That upgrade involves some major surgery on it and the server times out. Also, there's no straightforward way to break up this task as it happens deep in the guts of the phpBB upgrade utilities. More info as it becomes available.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:12 pm 
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Scissors MacGillicutty wrote:
Further progress and setbacks:
  • 3.0.7PL1 => 3.0.12 OK!
  • 3.0.12 => 3.0.14 OK!
  • 3.0.14 => 3.1.10 FAIL, restore the DB you loser.
  • 3.0.14 => 3.1.0 FAIL, restore the DB you loser.

The 3.0.14 to 3.1.0 upgrade is the smallest incremental one between these versions. The fail is, again, due to the size of the post table. That upgrade involves some major surgery on it and the server times out. Also, there's no straightforward way to break up this task as it happens deep in the guts of the phpBB upgrade utilities. More info as it becomes available.


We appreciate you trying to get this fixed so that it doesn't just happen again in a few months.


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