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Bug 950 - Massive data corruption on es.wiktionary
Massive data corruption on es.wiktionary
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-11-27 17:36 UTC by Manuel G. R.
Modified: 2004-11-28 09:14 UTC (History)
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Description Manuel G. R. 2004-11-27 17:36:13 UTC
Any prev link on page
reports the follwing error embedded on the page

Warning [host=]: gzinflate(): data error in
/usr/local/apache/common-local/php-new/includes/Article.php on line 61.

The differences are not shown. the only link working is the prev of the current
Comment 1 Zigger 2004-11-28 04:27:28 UTC
Changed URL to one with a smaller character set and no sub-page: & seem ok.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2004-11-28 06:27:10 UTC
Many compressed old text entries are corrupt on; it seems to be a side effect of a 
botched latin-1 to UTF-8 conversion. Am trying to see if the corruption is reversible or if we have 
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2004-11-28 07:22:43 UTC
The corruption is not reversible, as four byte values are not valid in the CP1252->UTF-8 conversion and 
all are changed to the same output value. Will need to restore affected entries from backup.
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2004-11-28 07:44:25 UTC
I've retrieved what seems to be the pre-conversion database dump, and should be able to recover all 
damaged data from it. In the meantime I've locked the wiki against further editing; should be back up 
within a few hours.
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2004-11-28 09:14:46 UTC
I've recovered the affected revisions from backup, it looks ok.

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