New installation reports lots of errors

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New installation reports lots of errors

Post by accampbell » Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:55 pm

I just made a fresh reinstallation of Serendipity in a new directory. Everything seemed to go correctly and the site seems to be working. But "Verify installation" produces lots of errors of this form.

# plugins/serendipity_event_spamblock/captcha_a.png corrupt or modified: failed verification
# plugins/serendipity_event_spamblock/captcha_b.png corrupt or modified: failed verification
# plugins/serendipity_event_spamblock/captcha_c.png corrupt or modified: failed verification
# plugins/serendipity_event_spamblock/Vera.ttf corrupt or modified: failed verification
etc. etc.

I reinstalled some of the offending items but the messages are still there.

Question: do I ignore these messages or do they indicate that the downloaded tar file of 1.5.5 is corrupt? (Or could Serendipity still think it is 1.5.3?)
Anthony Campbell

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Re: New installation reports lots of errors

Post by Timbalu » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:50 pm

Hi

It depends how much different verification errors you have.
For the moment it just looks like a bad ftp upload behaviour.

Search this forum to get known what kind of errors can happen with ftp clients.

I dont think you tar file was corrupt!
And no, Serendipity knows it is version 1.5.5 now.

Ian

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Re: New installation reports lots of errors

Post by accampbell » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:42 pm

Thanks for the reply. I don't think it is the ftp client (ncftp), because replacing the files one by one doesn't eliminate the errors. I couldn't find anything relevant with search.

I'm glad it isn't the version number (I just wish I knew how you can tell - I can't see it anywhere.)!
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Re: New installation reports lots of errors

Post by kleinerChemiker » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:56 pm

How do you replace the files "one by one"? Also with your ftp-client? Always upload your file in binary mode.

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Re: New installation reports lots of errors

Post by Timbalu » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:00 pm

The version number can be found in the meta head of the source code or
by viewing the admin login screen (at least with the yellow/blue default admin panel).
Yes and binary mode is the cue to search for

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Re: New installation reports lots of errors

Post by accampbell » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:06 pm

kleinerChemiker wrote:How do you replace the files "one by one"? Also with your ftp-client? Always upload your file in binary mode.
Thank you - it's possible that I mistakently changed to ascii for the upload. Anyway, I'm now able to replace the faulty files and the errors are being fixed bit by bit, so I think I'm winning.
Anthony Campbell

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