Error prevents me from posting

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Phinka
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Error prevents me from posting

Post by Phinka » Sun Jun 27, 2021 4:56 pm

Totaly new to serendipity and CMS in general. I have of course done some preliminary googling, but it got me nowhere.

When i try to post something on my Serendipity blog i get this error message:
Error: Unknown column 'had_categories' in 'field list'
And no content is posted on the blog.

Its a fresh Serendipity install on a Raspberry Pi. I did install a frontend theme "clean blog" if thats relevant.

Any help would be appreciated!

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Re: Error prevents me from posting

Post by onli » Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:21 pm

Hi! Strange error. Did you install the latest stable version of Serendipity, 2.3.5, or do you run the current alpha directly from github? Did you install plugins already (they could have caused this)?

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Re: Error prevents me from posting

Post by Phinka » Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:32 pm

Hello!

I run the Serendipity 2.4-alpha2 and PHP 7.3.27-1~deb10u1. Did not think of this, maybe I should run the stable version?

There are quite a few folders in /../serendipity/plugins. But I can not remember having installed any of them.

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Re: Error prevents me from posting

Post by onli » Sun Jun 27, 2021 11:14 pm

Okay, thank you! I think I found the bug, and I pushed the change to the master. You could just update to that version.

About stable or alpha: The current version on Github has a couple of general fixes, but mostly many changes to prevent issues with PHP 8. Seems like those introduced some bugs, like the one you just reported. With PHP 7.3 the stable version might be a bit more comfortable to use right now, but testing the alpha is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Error prevents me from posting

Post by Phinka » Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:28 pm

That worked like a charm! Thanks for the quick response and problem solving.

This is just a spare time project for self education, so I'm happy to stay on alpha and report any future bugs.

Thanks again, much appreciated :)

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Re: Error prevents me from posting

Post by onli » Mon Jun 28, 2021 4:01 pm

Great, thanks!

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