Trials and tribulations
I received a message the other day.
RooBeeDoo kindly informed me that Martin Scriblerous wasn’t working quite as it should.
Sure enough, all the links pointed to old posts and not the latest. Meh.
After an hour or so peering at code which no longer made much sense to my ageing grey matter I had a flash of inspiration. I had upgraded the server at around the time that Scribulous got stuck. I downgraded the server again and that fixed the problem.
I run a few sites and one of them had been complaining that my software was out of date and that’s when I started the upgrades which fucked up Scriblerous. Then I realised that this site runs the same code as Scriblerous. Sure enough one of my links yokes wasn’t working. I downgraded the server what holds this here site.
Then the original complaining site started complaining again. Double fuck! I had forgotten that that site is on the same server as this one.
So I am stuck.
I have two options.
I can move this site to a different server and upgrade the original one that had been complaining.
Or I can fix the code that the upgrade broke. For anyone who is still interested, the upgrade was to PHP 8 which is significantly different from PHP7.
I spent all my spare time yesterday trying to rewrite the code and failed abysmally. What once made sense doesn’t make sense any more. Part of the code is a yoke called SimplePie which they have completely rewritten and I can’t make head nor tail of it.
I’m getting too old for this lark.
Roob is worth her weight in gold … the less weight, the more gold. PHP8 … lots of fun.
I can’t argue with that. Not so sure about PHP 8 being fun though.
Just to show you where I’m at on the computer evolutionary scale, “I have two options” was the last thing I understood.
These issues could explain why I no longer get alerts about new posts.
Hah! My brain shuts down around “Bugger”.
Now I have email notifications to worry about too…….
No worries, I know where to find you.
Couldn’t you just hand code it in HTML ?
Seriously though, if it works just “back away with your hands in the air” – System Upgrade always brings pain…
Actually you have given me an idea. I could resurrect some of the old code I used on archiving Anna Raccoon and write my own code to do the job. That should keep me out of mischief for a month or three?
Blimey! Sorry to cause you so much hassle, especially as it’s not showing my latest post again.
You didn’t cause me any trouble at all. It was all the fault of PHP 8.
Major road works completed. I ran a test and it seems to work but will have to see if a new post appears or an hour or two to pass. Leastwise your latest is there.
If it works [and it should], I’ll upgrade PHP and then will have to wait another few hours…..
Many thanks again <3
Haha! Thanks for the mention.
Everything is sorted now and running happily on PHP 8.1
My sympathies. I have exactly the same problem as I refused to upgrade WordPress because lots stopped. I then decided to replace it with something else but did nothing.
I’ve now taken the lazy option and just kicked the can down the road by ignoring all the warning messages.
Maybe next year.
I seem to have the same problem of late. So much so that I absolutely refuse to do clean installs on anything anymore. I just keep on updating/upgrading. I’ve been fortunate with my OS (Linux Mint) as it updates/upgrades without complaint or error. Pretty much the same with updating my website that I stopped posting to but don’t have the heart to wipe it.
Keeping my fingers crossed.
Nah! I like living dangerously. I recently installed Mint 21.1 Beta for the craic. Naturally I ran into problems updating then to the final release. All working well now though. For the moment…….