ADMIN: Unexpected Server Down Time (July 16, 2020)

The server went down hard yesterday due to an accidental install of a second web server by a package update with a major bug in its “also install” commands. The package with the bug was only up for about 30 minutes before the maintainer caught the problem. Unfortunately, that’s when our server updated.

It took me forever to figure out why nothing was working — because who expects a second web server to auto-install and take over from the one installed on the server. When I finally figured it out, getting things back to more or less working wasn’t hard — just time consuming.  For what it’s worth, the maintainer was very apologetic and we were one of only 3 people around the world to download the update while it was buggy.  ::Cue Hee-Haw:: “If it wasn’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all….”

Most things seem to be back and working. Those that I have noticed are not working are non-forum things that most members do not use.

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