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Level 13 Extraplanar Programmer
Alignment: Chaotic good
Location: Toronto
Posted on March 13, 2006 at 10:01 am

Sorry for the forums being down everyone. Seems we happened across a weird PHP bug that, for some reason, hadn't hit us before.

Level 13 Human Unaffiliated Game Maker
Alignment: Chaotic
Location: England
Posted on March 13, 2006 at 10:25 am

Yeah, something similar happened not long ago but I don't know why.
Glad it's back up so quickly. :D

Level 13 Human wizard
Alignment: Good
Posted on March 13, 2006 at 12:21 pm

Sorry for the forums being down everyone. Seems we happened across a weird PHP bug that, for some reason, hadn't hit us before.

At least the bug is now fixed.

Level 13 Human gamer
Alignment: True neutral
Posted on March 13, 2006 at 2:15 pm

Sorry for the forums being down everyone. Seems we happened across a weird PHP bug that, for some reason, hadn't hit us before.

At least the bug is now fixed.


or is it?

maybe it was that quote tunnel?

Level 13 Extraplanar Programmer
Alignment: Chaotic good
Location: Toronto
Posted on March 13, 2006 at 5:19 pm

Nah, that quote tunnel is a much greater evil.

Level 13 Human Shadow
Alignment: Chaotic good
Location: Earth Orbit, Preparing to Attack
Posted on March 13, 2006 at 5:36 pm

From the more technical aspect (as one who codes PHP all the time), what was it? And is it something I need to keep an eye open for?

--RC

Level 13 Extraplanar Programmer
Alignment: Chaotic good
Location: Toronto
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 2:36 pm

As far as I can tell, you only have to worry about it if you're running a Windows server (before you ask, we're currently still committed to running a Windows server because we have a few CGIs that depend on it) with PHP 5.

It seems that occasionally PHP 5 will have trouble loading the libmysql.dll file if it's in the PHP directory. Simply copying the file to a global directory, like the Windows system directory, fixes the problem (if I recall, PHP 4 required that you did that anyway). From the brief research I did after coming on Monday morning and finding everything broken, it seems that nobody knows why this happens.

Maybe when the new store is ready I'll set up a nice trusty *nix machine.

Level 13 Human Shadow
Alignment: Chaotic good
Location: Earth Orbit, Preparing to Attack
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 5:40 pm

Ah, fun :)

Windows and PHP - I do that on my home system for development, and never had issues with it, though I've heard horror stories about that.

--

At work we're hosted on a BSD server and locally we do development on MacOSX systems, which are nicely complient with PHP5.

--RC

Level 13 Human wizard
Alignment: Good
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 5:57 pm

Another bug:

* Whenever someone edits their post, the signature is gone. Shouldn't this be an option. It has triggered to me.

Level 13 Extraplanar Programmer
Alignment: Chaotic good
Location: Toronto
Posted on March 14, 2006 at 6:15 pm

Hmm, you're right. I'll have to look into that.

Oh, and for the record, I love my BSD! Given the choice, I'd probably run OpenBSD here at LDA, but I run FreeBSD on my personal server simply because it has more ports.

Level 13 Extraplanar Programmer
Alignment: Chaotic good
Location: Toronto
Posted on March 15, 2006 at 2:50 pm

Fixed the editing problem.