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Bug 4902 - Unable to delete most linked to pages
Unable to delete most linked to pages
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal with 4 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on: 4857
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Reported: 2006-02-07 03:11 UTC by bdk
Modified: 2007-05-13 09:31 UTC (History)
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Description bdk 2006-02-07 03:11:38 UTC
At the moment we're unable to delete some pages that have many thousands of 
links to them, at least on de.wikipedia and for a couple of days now (tested by
many sysops under different individual conditions - without any success 
(only deletion of some revisions is needed, of course).

This is the case for top ranked pages on [[de:Spezial:Mostlinked]], e.g. for
[[de:Deutschland]] (25,364 links), linked to from nearly all articles with german 
topics, and for [[de:Free Software Foundation]] (49,280 links), linked to mainly 
from GFDL templates.

But the number of links seems not to be the only factor, because I was able to 
delete the "USA" today ;-) what is actually a redirect with 27,695 links to - 
just a little more than to "Deutschland".

And not even removing the links to the FSF article from the GFDL templates 
doesn't have an effect. 

Note: The ususal error message is such as:
Request: POST, 
from via (squid/2.5.STABLE12) to ([unknown])
Error: ERR_ZERO_SIZE_OBJECT, errno [No Error] at Tue, 07 Feb 2006 03:05:34 GMT
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-02-07 03:14:45 UTC
See bug 3576 for proper revision deletion, which is what you actually want to 

See bug 4857 for purge queue, which would make the page deletable in the case that 
that were actually desirable.
Comment 2 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2007-05-13 09:31:08 UTC
Original issue solved (duplicate of bug 4857).

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