[development] ALL Contrib maintainers: UTF-8 update

Gordon Heydon gordon at heydon.com.au
Sat Jan 21 03:47:38 UTC 2006


If you are running php5, then there is a fatal bug that I found. Try
running the update script with js turned off, and you will see the

I actually found the Firefox NoScript extension really handy for this.


On Fri, 2006-01-20 at 22:02 -0500, Syscrusher wrote:
> On Friday 20 January 2006 21:01, Steven Wittens wrote:
> > Heads up,
> > 
> > I committed my UTF-8 patch (http://drupal.org/node/40515). Looks big, 
> > but it really isn't /that/ scary. (*)
> > 
> > But because of this, we need to apply an upgrade to all tables. So, if 
> > you have a contrib module with tables, please go to:
> > 
> > http://drupal.org/node/22218#utf8_sql
> > ( http://drupal1.osuosl.org/node/22218#utf8_sql )
> > 
> > Don't worry, it's just a quick copy/paste operation, really. Takes only 
> > 5 minutes. Aren't you glad drumm made that awesome update system? ;)
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Steven Wittens
> Eek! I happened to be building a new sandbox site for myself and checked out
> CVS just before or just after you committed that update. When I try to run the
> update.php script against my previous 4.7 HEAD database, it loops endlessly
> doing.....something. I'm not sure what it's up to, but the behavior is
> repeatable. Maybe I'm the only one to whom this will happen, because I may have
> gotten a weird half-updated Drupal snapshot, but I thought I ought to report it.
> In this case, no big deal -- just a sandbox, and I can nuke it and start over.
> But I wouldn't want this to happen on a production site.
> Yes, I know to back up my database first. In this case, I didn't bother because
> of it being a sandbox. :-)
> It seems as if maybe the hang is in a redirection, because I was seeing repeated
> HTTP requests in my "netstat" output.
> I'm going to rebuild the site. Again, I'm not asking for help solving this,
> because I think I just got a bogus half-committed version, but I wanted to
> report it just on the off chance that someone else also sees it and it starts
> to smell like a pattern.
> Scott

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