COMPLETED - Forum maintenance 06/10/2019

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COMPLETED - Forum maintenance 06/10/2019

Post by xantia_v6 » 03 Oct 2019, 13:23

I need to reconfigure the server to use more current maintenance streams of some of the software applications.

This may take a couple of hours. I will attempt to do this tomorrow morning.

[Edited to change date]

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Re: CANCELLED!! Forum maintenance 04/10/2019

Post by xantia_v6 » 03 Oct 2019, 17:39

I have to indefinitely postpone the server upgrades, as they appear to require an update to the wiki software, but the currently released version of that has a bug which prevents it working on our server and I need to wait for the patch release...

Sometimes it can take months to get compatible versions of all of the software packages all available (and installable) at the same time.

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Re: Forum maintenance 06/10/2019

Post by xantia_v6 » 05 Oct 2019, 07:30

I have now got around the mediawiki software compatibility issue by installing the LTS version of that software, which seems to be working correctly with the current server configuration.

So I will attempt the server upgrade on Sunday morning.

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Re: COMPLETED - Forum maintenance 06/10/2019

Post by xantia_v6 » 06 Oct 2019, 06:29

I have upgraded the database server package to the current maintenance stream, this may have a small positive effect on performance.

I had intended to also upgrade the php maintenance stream, but have decided to hold that until the next major phpBB upgrade.

As usual, shout if you notice any new issues.