[arch-dev-public] FluxBB update round two

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 01:05:42 EDT 2010

On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 11:55 PM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
> Hi all,
> there is a new FluxBB release (1.4.2:
> http://fluxbb.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=4504) I have tested the update
> locally (with innodb this time). They have enlarged the post.message
> column from text to mediumtext. Unfortunately this means rewriting the
> whole table for innodb; so their web update script cannot be used. (yes,
> I already complained and will open a bug report)

Web update scripts are shit anyway. That has to be partly to blame for
the long upgrade the last time.

> My plan is to issue the following command manually before the update:
>  alter table posts change message message mediumtext

ALTER TABLE posts MODIFY message mediumtext;

will probably work without needing to "rename" the column.

> This takes about 10 minutes here and it seems the DB is not locked
> during that time. (So, is it correct that we can keep the forums online
> then?) If nobody objects I'll do the update tonight. (about now + 13h)

Do what you want, but it would be good to have an error page up this
time on the forum itself, rather than the HTTP password box that was
there last time confusing all sorts of people. When things go longer
than planned it is always a good thing to not have to hassle with it
later. It is really easy, adapt accordingly (although the image is
still there):

    Order deny,allow
    Deny from all
    Allow from
    ErrorDocument 403 "<html><head><title>Down for
maintenance</title></head><body><div align='center'><h1>The Arch Linux
main site is down for maintenance.<br />Please try again


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