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Upload errors

So, we're having upload errors... I haven't a clue how to fix it right now, but what I get is this:

Could not rename file "/tmp/http/phpPZkJNu" to "public/7/7f/Genevieve_Buechner.jpg".

Now, the prefix should really be "/home/bsgwiki/public_html/media/images" and not "public" (no slash in front)... I wonder if there's a configuration setting fubared somewhere in one of 1.13's files? -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 05:28, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Ok... this is what happens when the disembodied spirit of Jar Jar Binks inhabits all of us... what caused this issue was the fact that the partition was close to (or at) 100% full. We cleaned it up... and, besides, we're moving to a better server with more room to it anyway. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 21:50, 27 June 2008 (UTC)


Hi! I have just paid the subscription fee for a year, but I can still see the ads after having logged out and in again. Is there anything I have to do to confirm it? Have I done anything wrong, or is it just a question of time for the subscription to go through and change my status? Thanks a mill in advance for your help. -- Mouan 16:12, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

Hi Mouan, I've confirmed your subscription and will set you up here for ads-free viewing in a few minutes... By the way, do you have an account on our Battlestar Forum? If so—or if you want to make one—please send me that info so I can enable ads-free viewing of our forums as well. Thank you for helping us out! :D -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 17:17, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
Mouan, you are all set for both places. Cheers! :) Shane (talk) 17:52, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
Thank you guys. One thing - is the subscription valid for other language versions of the wiki or do I need to buy another one for the Spanish wiki? Because I have just checked and it still displays ads. Perhaps it needs to be set up like you did with this one? :) -- Mouan 20:55, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
Shane added you to the local (English) sponsor group, but he should've added you to the global sponsor group. @Shane: you can do that through Special:GlobalGroupPermissions. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 20:39, 13 July 2008 (UTC)
I got a permission error. Same with Joe. :( Shane (talk) 02:17, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
It tells me I have to be a Senior Chief, which I'm not and you are. What error do you get? --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 09:43, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
Interestingly, it gives me the same message, despite the fact that I am a senior chief! Whoa! -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 09:51, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Thank you all. Works like a charm! :)-- Mouan 21:30, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Everything has been updated...

Including all base extensions. Shane (talk)

Global groups have been messed up again, though, meaning all global groups and their permissions are gone. I'll restore all that after dinner. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 15:44, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
Yeah. Minus that. :) Shane (talk) 15:46, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
I'm going through and fixing a few of the extensions. For instance, the hide sitenotice extension needs to be modified to allow for unregistered users to hide the message. I'll update this page when I'm done. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 15:55, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
My bad. Roger that joe. Shane (talk) 15:57, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
Don't sweat it. :) Fixes were simple. Everything I needed to do is done now. LOL -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 16:09, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
Alright, global groups are back up. I've also promoted all sponsors to global status. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 16:39, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Minor DB issue on Media

Getting this whenever I post a new article:

A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was:

   (SQL query hidden)

from within function "efUpdateCheckUserData". MySQL returned error "1146: Table 'bsgwiki_media.cu_changes' doesn't exist (".

The article edits still go through though... Probably a case of just needing to run the update.php app. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 16:45, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Yup, update.php says "cu_changes table added and populated". Should be fixed now. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 16:51, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
Great! Thanks! -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 20:54, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Unified logon for other non-BSG Wikis

Also, while I'm at it, can the unified logon work for the other non-BSG Wikis? -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 20:54, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

The fact that Wikimedia has cross-domain SUL (*, *, etc.) means it's possible. I'm stumping Brion right now about the lack of documentation for CentralAuth and asking him how to do cross-domain SUL. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 21:08, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
Alright, it turned out to be a configuration variable in CentralAuth.php that I overlooked. Which wikis would you like to add SUL to? --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 21:29, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

The Letterman List:


That's it for now. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 22:21, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

OK, will do those tomorrow afternoon if I have time. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 22:25, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
Doesn't all MediaWiki's then have to be the same version then? Minus the EurekaWiki, everything else has it's own mediawiki installation.. which is a bit crazy. :x Shane (talk) 22:28, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
Having all wikis share the same codebase would help a great deal in setting this thing up, yeah. All wikis don't necessarily have to have the same version, as long as they all have and support CentralAuth. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 22:30, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
I'd like to work on that before we did anything with the CentralAuth. The LocalSettings.php and the media folders we have to keep correct, but I think that would be the better move right now. Shane (talk) 23:10, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
Of course, I'd love it if you put all wikis on one codebase before I even touch CentralAuth. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 23:12, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
I'll be away until Monday, so once you've finished migrating all wikis to the same codebase, please drop me a note on my talk page and I'll get to it when I get back. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 12:08, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Skin breakage (again)

Somewhere in the last few days (probably related to the recent upgrade), the user options bar (Catrope / my talk / ... / log out ) started overlapping the pages tabs bar (article / discussion / ... / purge). This doesn't happen in the battlestar (default) skin, since they're miles apart there, but does happen in bsgbook and bsgmonobook. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 16:03, 16 July 2008 (UTC)