POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.general : Server failure : Re: Server failure Server Time
22 Sep 2021 04:05:09 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Server failure  
From: Ash Holsenback
Date: 15 Mar 2021 13:04:15
Message: <604f938f$1@news.povray.org>
On 3/15/21 11:11 AM, Chris Cason wrote:
> On 16/03/2021 01:24, Ash Holsenback wrote:
>> On 3/15/21 10:00 AM, Chris Cason wrote:
>>> It will take some time to audit all the PHP code for side-effects as 
>>> we've gone from PHP5 to PHP7 (plus all the database calls have to be 
>>> changed as the mysql driver was dropped in favor of mysqli in PHP7).
>>
>> i knew there would be some pain there... i suppose that's why i'm not 
>> getting any response from wiki yet.
> 
> That's a whole different kettle of fish, unfortunately. The wiki, texlib 
> and a few other things run in FreeBSD jails (an OS/process abstraction) 
> that have their own completely separate set of files (basically the 
> entire operating system). While I technically could try running them 
> as-is (iffy as we've gone from 32 to 64-bitOS) it's certain that there 
> would be a bit of mucking around. If I decide to upgrade them to the 
> latest tools then all the PHP code in there has to be audited as well.

last time i touched wikidocgen i was running php7 on my machine so i 
have /some/ confidence, however i've not kept up with mediawiki changes 
so i don't know what's in store for that... i'm most fearful of table 
name changes. didn't that bite us in the ass last time we upgraded?

we /do/ have a most recent sql dump correct? i haven't ran a mediawiki 
on my machine in a while. do you think there's some value in seeing if i 
can get that running to see if we can even get it to import?

> Realistically, for the wiki, unless it's possible to force it to run 
> with the old php and apache binaries, we'd have no choice but to upgrade 
> the entire mediawiki codebase to something current as it's way to big to 
> manually audit/change each place the database is used.

i would be surprised if the former... i /think/ we both know where this 
is going


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