#415 Links tables not always updated correctly

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2004-09-03
2003-09-08
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When you blanked a page or replace its content into a
REDIRECT
some features of the maintenance pages still consider
they old content.
This is true for:
# Special:Maintenance&subfunction=mispeelings, which
see mispelling error in blanked or 'now a redirect' pages!
# Special:Maintenance&subfunction=brokenredirects,
which given nonsense results concerning blanked or 'now
a redirect' pages.

Strangely, if you replace the content with a few
character, then the result is OK. But if you make the
page blank again or make it a redirect again, the same
wrong result is returned.
From where come these result then? From the CUR table,
the top of OLD?

-- fr:Utilisateur:Looxix & en:User:Looxix

Discussion

  • Brion Vibber

    Brion Vibber - 2003-11-19
    • priority: 5 --> 7
    • summary: old links remebered in blanked pages --> Links tables not always updated correctly
     
  • Brion Vibber

    Brion Vibber - 2003-11-19

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    Merged with [ 822057 ] What links here - well, not really

    Looking at 'What links here' for [[Leon Day]] yeilds an
    odd result
    http://www.wikipedia.org/w/wiki.phtml?title=Special:
    Whatlinkshere&target=Leon_Day

    It appears to be a combination of 'What links here' for
    http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball_Hall_of_Fame
    and http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Day .

    I could just be going crazy, however.

    -- mav

    Merged with: [ 840943 ] links getting moved when moving page

    I recently moved a page, and afterward all pages that
    formerly linked to the original page, were now shown (on
    whatlinkshere, and thus in the links table) as linking to
    the moved page.

    See http://nl.wikipedia.org/w/wiki.phtml?
    title=Speciaal:Whatlinkshere&target=Zouten for what I
    mean - almost all of those pages in reality link to 'zout'
    rather than 'zouten'.

     
  • Brion Vibber

    Brion Vibber - 2003-11-25

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    Merged with: [ 848570 ] image links not updated/removed

    image links not updated/removed
    When a page gets edited, the pictures on it are not
    noted in the database as linking to the page.

     
  • Brion Vibber

    Brion Vibber - 2003-11-25
    • priority: 7 --> 9
    • assigned_to: nobody --> vibber
     
  • Brion Vibber

    Brion Vibber - 2003-11-26

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    Got the image bits fixed; there was a missing DB_WRITE
    parameter in the query in Title::invalidateCache which
    caused the whole process to die with an error message
    (unshown since the save redirects to a page view) and never
    get to run the query to insert the links.

    This may affect some other things as well, so hopefully
    improving...

     
  • Brion Vibber

    Brion Vibber - 2004-03-05

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    The following comment was submitted in a duplicate report #910211:

    Here is an article A. It was previously moved to B and
    returned to A, and contains Article C at that time.
    This situation, On showing "What links here" of article
    C, report contains article A twice.

    Example(In Japanese Wikipedia) is here.
    http://ja.wikipedia.org/w/wiki.phtml?title=%E7%89%B9%E5%88%A5:
    Whatlinkshere&target=AIR
    In this sample, "I've" shows twice.

     
  • PiaCarrot

    PiaCarrot - 2004-03-05

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    Merged from [ 910211 ] Duplicated entry on showing What
    links here

    Here is an article A. It was previously moved to B and
    returned to A, and contains Article C at that time.
    This situation, On showing "What links here" of article
    C, report contains article A twice.

    Example(In Japanese Wikipedia) is here.
    http://ja.wikipedia.org/w/wiki.phtml?title=%E7%89%B9%E5%88%A5:Whatlinkshere&target=AIR
    In this sample, "I've" shows twice.

    -- PiaCarrot(ja&en)

     
  • Brion Vibber

    Brion Vibber - 2004-03-06

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    Duplicate [ 911124 ] Database bug with "what links here":

    There is definitely a bug somewhere in the database
    code which maintains the "what links here" stuff. I
    was looking at [[Hypoteneuse]], a redir someone
    had listed on RfD, and when I clicked on "what links
    here" for that page, I noticed three links from the
    "C" page - but the C page had no links to that redir.

    Just recently, I was working on cleaning up double
    redirs, and as I was working on cleaning up double
    redirs pointint to "Niccol Machiavelli", the "what links
    here" page for *that* came down with the same
    disease - this time, multiple entries from "International
    relations". (And I see also that "Machiavellian" is also
    showing multiple links from "Niccol Machiavelli").

    Ack! Creeping bit-rot!

    - jnc/Noel (jnc@lcs.mit.edu)

     
  • Rowan Collins

    Rowan Collins - 2004-06-26

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    I'm presuming this is the same problem as is causing red
    links to pop up all over the place. There have recently been
    problems on en: with links to the article about Wikipedia
    itself, for instance, and it seems to be happening more
    often than it used to. A trivial edit doesn't always fix it
    anymore, either.

    Basically, I'm guessing that some database queries that
    should be updating the links table aren't - perhaps
    something's timing out when the server gets busy? Anyhow, I
    imagine this could affect both whatlinkshere and the status
    of internal links.

    [in which case
    https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=971807&group_id=34373&atid=411192
    is a dupe]

     
  • Tim Starling

    Tim Starling - 2004-08-07

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    I've put some work into fixing this kind of thing in 1.4,
    hopefully it will be fixed

     
  • Timwi

    Timwi - 2004-09-03

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    This bug has been migrated to MediaZilla:
    http://bugzilla.wikipedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=340
    Please leave additional comments or attachments there.

     
  • Timwi

    Timwi - 2004-09-03
    • milestone: --> Moved_to_Bugzilla
    • status: open --> closed
     

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