[imc-scotland-discussion] Upgrade Update : was Re: Indymedia Scotland problems - reusage of old Indymedia UK subsection?
anarchobabe at fempages.org
Fri May 6 08:09:57 PDT 2005
New software upgrade was installed yesterday, so it seems some things are
working now again, such like open-posting, however, am still a bit confused
and testing at the moment out what is working and what not.
The features still look a bit odd - in the admin it seems like the whole
body of the feature has disappeared to somewhere leaving only the summary?
Pictures of the features are also gone, however, the whole article is still
there somehow if accessed from the frontend.
Guess it takes another 2 weeks to get used to the new editorial an
administrative interface again.
Thanks to SpaceBunny for instlling the upgrade and for the software creator
to release the new version early.
Will write some articles and features to test it out, help is of course
appreciated by posting as much nice and interesting stuff as possible, and
reporting any weird abnormalities.
On Fri, 6 May 2005 10:49:23 -0400 (EDT), <hhalpin at ibiblio.org> wrote:
> Which is why it's good to have a back-up. Just so people know, what
> happened is that we tried to upgrade the software, the software didn't
> work, and the creator of the software was given an account on the machine
> the site is hosted at. However, I have no idea why the software is not
> working nor where the process is on fixing it, as I just got back into
> town. I will look into it.
>> due to the Indymedia Scotland website being out of action now for over a
>> month, I propose to use the Indymedia Uk subsection for features and
>> publishing till the other site is useable again. Unfortunately I can not
>> solve the problems with the Indymedia Scotland site but am keen to
>> Glasgow MayDay Carnival, Beltane, the launch of the Camcorder video and
>> Problems with the Indymedia Scotland site
>> (this is a very non - tech email and might be in parts infactual, sorry
>> that, but we really NEED to solve the problem!!)
>> The main problem is that due to the generous offer of our host ibiblio
>> host us for free we do not have (?) all the privileges we need on the
>> server to run and modify the upgraded DADA software without errors or to
>> check it properly. We can not downgrade the software either to the old
>> version as several of these sides, which did not upgrade got hacked
>> like Imc Cyprus) in the meantime, the old version of the software is not
>> secure anymore to run.
>> An attempt was also made to hack the Indymedia Scotlad Software by
>> uploading code into the media gallery, which would have been successfull
>> the old version.
>> As far as I can see the problems with ibiblio will persist in future and
>> the only viable, reliable solution for Indymedia Scotland may be to look
>> for another host for our website and then pay for the server space,
>> might be expensive compared with our bank account being zero at the
>> so to have imediate direct access, reliability, and full privileges to
>> make the necessary changes or give access to people wo need it to check
>> what is wrong.
>> I also have to make a bit of a critisism here of Harry, our technical
>> contact, wo is so busy that he apparantly is not able to sort out the
>> problem reliably and short term.
>> Actually I really would like to see the site working again, it was so
>> to see it more and more used with more and more people participating and
>> developped the weeks before the open publishing went down, and I would
>> really like it to be reliable enough in future and at the moment I can
>> see that longterm in the current set-up.
>> We have a problem here and need to sort that out.
>> Anyways it is good we can use the old site if needed, and in my opinion
>> need to use it now, 2 monts before te G8 one of the sites really needs
>> be used!
>> chao Ulla
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