[arch-dev-public] FluxBB update round two

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Tue Aug 10 14:17:38 EDT 2010

On Tue, 10 Aug 2010 06:55:35 +0200, 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)
> My plan is to issue the following command manually before the update:
>   alter table posts change message message mediumtext
> 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)
> Greetings,
> Pierre

and done...this time it took even less than expected.

Pierre Schmitz, https://users.archlinux.de/~pierre

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