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Why was the forum down?

Taxi

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#21
The forum was down today because I was feeling frisky and updated the Linux install. Unfortunately, the (quite sophisticated) update process didn't notice all the php addons that we use to make this site run, and so it didn't install any of them. After about 2 hours of panic, I finally got the right bits in the right places.

I hope. If you see anything that looks wonky, please let me know.
 

Taxi

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#23
Yeah, no. I really expect their upgrade scripts to be a bit more robust than that. It's not all that unusual that people would have installed add-ons, especially for typical code like apache and python (which was also broken). I'll be a bit more wary the next time I think about updating.
 

Wirehed

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Yeah, no. I really expect their upgrade scripts to be a bit more robust than that. It's not all that unusual that people would have installed add-ons, especially for typical code like apache and python (which was also broken). I'll be a bit more wary the next time I think about updating.
I was being sarcastic. So yes. ;)
 

Taxi

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#26
The forum was down this time because a "core router" went out at the hosting site. Not sure how that could have gone unnoticed for so long, or unrepaired for so long.... Sorry the forum was down for so long.
 

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#27
The forum was down this time because a "core router" went out at the hosting site. Not sure how that could have gone unnoticed for so long, or unrepaired for so long.... Sorry the forum was down for so long.
I thought the rapture had happened and I had been left. Just glad the plug wasnt pulled on this place.
 

Taxi

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#29
Just FYI, when the forum goes down, I try to post updates on the forum's Facebook Page.

To the best of my ability, the forum will never just "go away". If I were to ever decide to shut it down for good, I will definitely give you all notice well ahead of time.