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Incorrect package install_state

Started by Sir Osis of Liver, February 07, 2020, 01:10:00 PM

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shawnb61

There are lots of things that might affect that read.  Permissions, $boarddir, etc.  I'd start looking there. 

I don't think there's anything in .16/.17 that would affect this; there's something else going on.  I do lots of restores & rebuilding environments in my testing (windows & linux) and I've never seen that.

Note there is also a FlushInstall function out there that does the same thing, but I haven't found where that's called from. 


Unrelated side-note...  For your awareness...  Prior to 2.0.16, the SMF error logging function was defined very late.  That's why, in many instances (e.g., mail queue issues, several undefined indexes...) we would not see errors in the smf error log, but would see them in the apache log.  We fixed that in 2.0.16.  Which is a good thing in that errors are more visible now.  But...  Old errors that were previously hidden are now visible in the log... 
Address the process rather than the outcome.  Then, the outcome becomes more likely.   - Fripp

Sir Osis of Liver

Quote from: shawnb61 on February 10, 2020, 11:23:41 PM
Old errors that were previously hidden are now visible in the log... 

That'll be a big help dealing with damaged forums.  Some of them go titsup and there's nothing in forum or server logs.   I've got one now that's throwing random 403s, host support keeps blaming forum but nothing's changed and it's running clean.  They're at 2.0.15, didn't want to upgrade til this gets resolved, but maybe I'll bump him up and see if any errors are logged at .17.
"The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley." - Robert Burns

Sir Osis of Liver

Just happened again on different forum, installed.list was there but empty, all mods marked uninstalled.  Has anyone determined how installed.list gets damaged?
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It happend sometimes, but its not important.. its how SMF was designed back in the days... When Unknown .W Brackets... started this coz we needed to move on from YABBSE ;)

There are several fixes for this, but haven't seen recent stuff like you do !!
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