Forum:Software Update (November 2020)

Forum: Software Update (November 2020)
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Uncyclomedia updated its software (including MediaWiki, PHP and extensions) in November 2020. Report on this topic any bugs that have originated in this update.

Note: Comments made until 19:29, 20 November 2020 (UTC) were originally saved in Report a problem.

Brazil! JPLSilva 19:29, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Here are some changes that have occurred:

Brazil! JPLSilva 14:30, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

See also:

520 Error(viewing diff)


"Error 520" occurred when I tried to viewing diff. This error occured at UnMeta,UnCommons,JA-UCP etc. 差分表示しようとすると520エラーになります。JAUCP、アンメタ、アンコモンズなどで起きています。--micch (talk) 12:42, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

Problem again...🤦🏻‍♀️ Same on my main working uncyc(zh-tw/zh-hk uncyc), which currently sharing the same server with UnMeta. --Abcabc2 (talk) 17:48, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
Desciclopédia (pt) is having this same annoying problem. We can't access the (dif) ABDUL ALHAZRED Salah, Zakāh, Ramadan, Hajj 17:50, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
This looks to have been caused by a PHP "upgrade". MW 1.31.1 is *not* happy with the latest PHP 7.4 - an issue which will likely go away (and replaced by other problems) once MW is updated to the current version. Carlb (talk) 03:10, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
But how to solve this? Two days of this already. It is working nice only here in UnMeta ABDUL ALHAZRED Salah, Zakāh, Ramadan, Hajj 15:06, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
I got the answer that we can just wait a couple of days for the update. Good. ABDUL ALHAZRED Salah, Zakāh, Ramadan, Hajj 22:23, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Unable to view images

After the server has been messing up around for a few days, image thumbs cannot be generated properly, which makes most of the images on a regular page become broken, but direct access of images is still okay.--Abcabc2 (talk) 07:21, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

I've found that data from UnCommons and UnData can't be fetched, but Wikimedia Commons can.--Abcabc2 (talk) 08:07, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
I presume that you're viewing this from zh-tw: which is already on the new version (MW1.35) along with fi: ja: th: meta: at the moment. UnCommons and UnData are still on the old MW 1.31.1 - which is creating compatibility problems as the supposed "upgrade" is adding and removing fields from the database tables in some incompatible manner. That's returning this sort of garbage instead of a thumbnail image on the affected wikis:
[34e57e73ab1c415925762a9c] /fi/thumb/b/ba/Da5p3qn-b0ce2118-56f7-4d80-ac2f-8ec9b969bedf.png/120px-Da5p3qn-b0ce2118-56f7-4d80-ac2f-8ec9b969bedf.png Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBQueryError from line 1457 of /var/www/wiki/includes/libs/rdbms/database/Database.php: A database query error has occurred. Did you forget to run your application's database schema updater after upgrading?
Query: SELECT img_name,img_size,img_width,img_height,img_metadata,img_bits,img_media_type,img_major_mime,img_minor_mime,img_timestamp,img_sha1,img_description AS `img_description_text`,NULL AS `img_description_data`,NULL AS `img_description_cid`,img_user,img_user_text,NULL AS `img_actor`,img_metadata FROM `image` WHERE img_name = 'Da5p3qn-b0ce2118-56f7-4d80-ac2f-8ec9b969bedf.png' LIMIT 1
Function: LocalFile::loadFromDB
Error: 1054 Unknown column 'img_description' in 'field list' (localhost)
Once the rest of the actively-edited languages are moved to MW1.35, I should be able to move UnCommons to the new version, which will fix the thumbnails. Carlb (talk) 18:09, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Missing articles and rollback after MW 1.35 rollback


Desciclopédia (pt) lost everything that was edited between 13h39min and 23h10min (GMT -3) today

Every article edited during this time vanished together, like this one: even if the registers are still there: ABDUL ALHAZRED Salah, Zakāh, Ramadan, Hajj 02:54, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

Some users lost their user pages too. Like Mateus2020 and Morpheus and they are unable to recreate their user pages. Let's not punish normal users. How to solve this? ABDUL ALHAZRED Salah, Zakāh, Ramadan, Hajj 15:56, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

As far as I’m concerned, they lost their userpages because they edited them yesterday. Do you confirm this? -   JPLSilva 16:04, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
P.S.: I only looked at the Morpheus userpage after sending the message above. The error on his page is not the error that is reported in this topic. It is an internal error of MediaWiki:
MediaWiki internal error.

Original exception: [8dd4e7c8a74c8d7c1bda3de1] 2020-11-19 16:32:21: Fatal exception of type "UnexpectedValueException"

Exception caught inside exception handler.

Set $wgShowExceptionDetails = true; at the bottom of LocalSettings.php to show detailed debugging information.
  JPLSilva 16:38, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
Mateus edited his userpage yesterday, but Morpheus don't. ABDUL ALHAZRED Salah, Zakāh, Ramadan, Hajj 17:17, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

Missing pages

Not recovered


--What here area team (talk) 06:01, 28 November 2020 (UTC)



These look to be recoverable, although I'm still looking for an easier way to do this - a few initial attempts to recover pages manually did succeed on DP. Carlb (talk) 06:10, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Ok, now the last urgent matter are these almost 50 vanished articles ABDUL ALHAZRED Salah, Zakāh, Ramadan, Hajj 14:26, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

User who can't login


Basically, anyone using Monobook on pt:Desciclopédia is no longer welcome. Bye, bye. DP does look fine in Vector, though - try: - User:Carlb

I manually deleted their monobook: [1] but sadly they are still unable to login. ABDUL ALHAZRED Salah, Zakāh, Ramadan, Hajj 15:24, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
Unfortunately, anything which contains Javascript can create these "blank white screen" problems on login if a MW "upgrade" breaks that code; Usuário:(username)/Common.js, Usuário:(username)/Vector.js, Usuário:(username)/Monobook.js (if user has selected Monobook in preferences), gadgets, whatever. Not sure if there's also sitewide .js breaking Monobook? Carlb (talk) 01:35, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
This Javascript can be pt:MediaWiki:Common.js or a gadget (HotCat, Truthcode, ColdCat). -   JPLSilva 02:24, 21 November 2020 (UTC)


I have noticed that both Desgalipedia and other updated wikis in the new version of MediaWiki have lost the gateway to UnData. Another problem, apparently UnData is outdated in this new system. And even with administrator powers, without a gateway I can edit directly on the wiki. It is urgently necessary to update all updated wikis in relation to UnData as well as to offer a safe way for sysops and users to edit in UnData regarding the possibilities of vandalism.  Rhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3 344 preppiedits  08:20, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

NOT URGENT: Captcha in Malucopédia and Wikimerda for users with cell phones

I report I had reported for some time by email that there were requests to move the captcha to create new accounts for those using cell phones. I wonder if the change in MediaWiki will solve this problem.  Rhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3 344 preppiedits  08:30, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

KeyCaptcha was exchanged for hCaptcha. -   JPLSilva 16:06, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

  Okay!  Rhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3 344 preppiedits  18:43, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
Do you know if this add-on is operational?  Rhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3 344 preppiedits  18:28, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
KeyCaptcha looks to have been abandoned by its creators, with mw:extension:KeyCAPTCHA archived long ago. It can be patched to sort-of-work up to MW 1.31 (the last actual support was MW 1.18) but on the current MW versions it just lets everything through, without even prompting with a captcha - hence the need to switch to something else, like hCaptcha. Carlb (talk) 22:44, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
Ok, I'll warn you there with Malucopedia and Wikinet and try to avoid a new split of users.  Rhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3 344 preppiedits  02:07, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

URGENT: Malucopédia offline


Malucopédia is offline and at most this message appears if you use Google Chrome:

[b6eee45e30a04a7f09bd7a07] 2020-11-19 10:29:05: Fatal exception of type Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBQueryError

 Rhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3 344 preppiedits  11:27, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

Malucopédia looks to be back. Those errors usually appear if the database is on one MW version and the MW code is expecting the other. There's a maintenance script on the server (update.php) which is supposed to make the conversion, but the process is being slow and very buggy. Carlb (talk) 22:44, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
  Okay!  Rhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3 344 preppiedits  02:02, 20 November 2020 (UTC)



ShoutWiki is giving welcome to every single IP in Desciclopédia and this is useless and annoying. How can we stop him? We in Desciclopédia welcome only new users and IPs who did good edits. ABDUL ALHAZRED Salah, Zakāh, Ramadan, Hajj 13:10, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

To disable the ShoutWiki bot, just put @disabled in MediaWiki:Welcome-user. After the servers are stabilized, we can discuss the performance of this bot in the Forum of Desciclopédia. -   JPLSilva 13:23, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

After all, why welcome someone who just did a bad edit? It doesn't need a discussion, in one day he welcome bad users and bad IPS, we need to disable it right away. ABDUL ALHAZRED Salah, Zakāh, Ramadan, Hajj 13:26, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

Then, I recommend you to register and notify the deactivation of the bot in pt:Forum:Sobre o (dif), Erro 520, MW 1.35 e rollback. -   JPLSilva 14:02, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

Only you and Wikinet complained about this bot.  Rhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3 344 preppiedits  18:26, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
I've changed extensions/HAWelcome/i18n/en.json to default to "welcome-user": "@disabled" - not sure why this only started appearing after the upgrade, as we had the extension before? Carlb (talk) 00:55, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
We could simply @disable this bot. We will discuss how to bring it back in a more proper way later, when the main problems were solved, like the missed articles and the two bureaucrats (Agome and Morpheus) who can't login. (and as long as I know, we never had that extension before) ABDUL ALHAZRED Salah, Zakāh, Ramadan, Hajj 01:07, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
For now, I performed "@disabled" on Wikinet. No new welcome has been registered so far.  Rhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3 344 preppiedits  01:55, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
As Wayback Machine shows, the extension was already installed at Uncyclomedia, but it only started working after the software update. -   JPLSilva 22:58, 20 November 2020 (UTC)



Special:Edit count is also death. Is it permanent death, or will there any chance to resurrect this function? ABDUL ALHAZRED Salah, Zakāh, Ramadan, Hajj 13:49, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

[153bbf8bd6160ffeb1b5491f] 2020-11-19 18:17:40: Excepción grave de tipo "UnexpectedValueException" (in DP)
She is not dead. Accuses internal error. I just checked.  Rhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3 344 preppiedits  18:21, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
There were modifications in our copy of mw:extension:EditCount to allow for things like pt:DP:EvilRank which aren't supported by the standard version of the extension. Those modifications will need to be done again if we want the "this tyrannical administrator has murdered (n) defenceless pages" userboxes to work again, as we're back to the standard version after the "upgrade". Carlb (talk) 22:47, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
I did not comment before but all other versions presented this problem. So, as Desgalipedia does not have this specificcount, can change be presented in a simpler way?  Rhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3 344 preppiedits  02:01, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
Special:Editcount? Carlb (talk) 06:26, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
Oh, sorry!  Rhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3 344 preppiedits  23:55, 22 November 2020 (UTC)


  Not solved

Now the EditCount is back to life, what remains is to fix the count of pt:Desciclopédia:EvilRank. ABDUL ALHAZRED Salah, Zakāh, Ramadan, Hajj 04:03, 22 November 2020 (UTC)


The classic Brazilian script Truthcode stopped working with the software update of the Lusophone Uncyclopedia (Desciclopédia). -   JPLSilva 13:36, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

MediaWiki namespace problem

I found some sites have lost their sidebar content and its whole history, such as mk:MediaWiki:sidebar (already deleted and created again), la:MediaWiki:sidebar and cy: MediaWiki:sidebar, while they have not been modified recently. And similarly, ja:MediaWiki:Helppage is also missing.--What here area team (talk) 18:46, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Cantonese uncyclopedia


All pages in yue: display a message saying there occurred a database error. I cannot see any content.--What here area team (talk) 18:46, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

The Cantonese uncyclopedia is currently not active, so the software seems to be not updated yet. --Abcabc2 (talk) 08:22, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

URGENT: Please add DynamicFunctions back

Some games on zh-tw uncyc rely on mw:Extension:DynamicFunctions, removing the extension cause these games break down immediately.--Abcabc2 (talk) 12:04, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

Any attempt to re-enable DynamicFunctions in MW 1.35 breaks the entire site with this error:
MWException from line 129 of .../includes/MagicWord.php: Error: invalid magic word 'arg'


#0 .../includes/MagicWordFactory.php(230): MagicWord->load()
#1 .../includes/parser/Parser.php(4869): MagicWordFactory->get()
#2 .../includes/StubObject.php(116): Parser->setFunctionHook()
#3 .../includes/StubObject.php(142): StubObject->_call()
#4 .../extensions/DynamicFunctions/DynamicFunctions.php(31): StubObject->__call()
#5 .../includes/Setup.php(807): wfDynamicFunctions()
#6 .../includes/WebStart.php(89): require_once(string)
#7 .../index.php(44): require(string)
#8 {main}
The code [2] looks fairly simple, but it's been broken badly by MW changes and the original author is nowhere to be found. Carlb (talk) 02:09, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
Extension:UrlGetParameters would be a substitute for arg of DynamicFunctions. Is it possible for you to install this instead?--What here area team (talk) 02:45, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
Yes. Carlb (talk) 02:52, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
Oh thank you for your quick response. .--What here area team (talk) 03:04, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
For {{#ip:}}, Could you please install "Extension:UserFunctions" instead of "Extension:DynamicFunctions"? In JA-UCP, {{#ip:}} are called in many pages. If you may install it, please enable {{#ip:}} in all namespaces.--えふ氏 15:52, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
There are also some uses of {{#ip:}} in zh-tw uncyc, but not that much compared to the ja uncyc.--Abcabc2 (talk) 17:18, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
@Carlb, Thank you a lot. --えふ氏 19:26, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

URGENT: UnData 2

What? :(

No comments. But UnData is still having problems in relation to other wikis still delayed in adopting the new MediaWiki. I will take advantage of the situation to request the installation requested by Bugmenot2018 to install TemplateStyles.  Rhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3 344 preppiedits  23:51, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

I thought we already had TemplateStyles. Not that it fixes any of the UnData issues... Carlb (talk) 00:38, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
Forget it, I think it was resolved...  Rhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3 344 preppiedits  00:40, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Search-Box Error at JA-UCP


Fatal exception "Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBQueryError" occurred when I tried to using search-box. so I can't search for articles on JA-UCP. 日本語版アンサイクロペディアで検索ボックスを使おうとすると"「Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBQueryError」の致命的例外"が出てきて検索できません。 --micch (talk) 15:02, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

The update script was failing with an "invalid namespace" error, per - and this should be searchable now. Carlb (talk) 19:30, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! --micch (talk) 12:35, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

Malucopedia cannot be viewed


Malucopedia is currently unable to be viewed due to some corrupted code that blocks viewing in any browser. Whether in firefox or chrome the preview is similar to this page in Desciclopédia.  Rhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3 344 preppiedits  07:03, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

URGENT: Layout is broken at JA-UCP

(Example ja:神奈川県) Layout is broken.
(Example ja:マクドナルド) Layout is not broken because {{#setlogo:}} is included.

The layout of articles is broken at JA-UCP, when all of the following conditions are met. 以下の条件を全て満たす記事について、レイアウトが壊れています。

  • Being logged in. ログインしている
  • "Use Legacy Vector" is checked at Special:Preferences. 個人設定で「Use Legacy Vector」をチェックしている
  • Table of contents is generated. 目次が生成されている
  • Not include <ref><references />annotations. ref,referencesによる注釈が無い
  • Not include mw-collapsible. mw-collapsibleによる折り畳み表示が無い
  • Not include {{#stamplogo:}} and {{#setlogo:}} {{#stamplogo:}}や{{#setlogo:}}を使用していない(ロゴ画像入れ替えが無い)

--micch (talk) 14:10, 30 November 2020 (UTC) (added) --micch (talk) 14:17, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

"URGENT" added.--micch (talk) 12:45, 21 December 2020 (UTC)

“Sorry, this site is experiencing technical difficulties” occurs frequently

So we've an article for this.

--Abcabc2 (talk) 12:40, 4 December 2020 (UTC)

Desciclopédia (pt) is having the same issue and many users are reporting that they are unable to edit, always receiving the following Error screen ABDUL ALHAZRED Salah, Zakāh, Ramadan, Hajj 00:26, 8 December 2020 (UTC)

We just wish to know for how many days this error will persist. ABDUL ALHAZRED Salah, Zakāh, Ramadan, Hajj 15:20, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
No answers? After 1 month “Sorry, this site is experiencing technical difficulties” is still frequent. ABDUL ALHAZRED Salah, Zakāh, Ramadan, Hajj 22:31, 22 December 2020 (UTC)

I received complains about hCaptcha is too difficult to pass

Should we find a more user-friendly captcha library?--Abcabc2 (talk) 12:02, 12 December 2020 (UTC)

Ogv Theora videos

Videos in Ogv Theora file format are displayed as audio files instead of videos.

Leonel Sohns (talk) 13:10, 17 December 2020 (UTC)