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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.9.26

Post by AlexVega » Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:16 pm

I do backups, I don't use extensions.

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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.9.26

Post by chrisbath2 » Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:24 pm

I've lost a day to this so far.

I know it is probably my fault for having an ancient template (and for being non-technical) , but 3.9.26 broke our charity's site.

Error messages across the site.

Joomla\CMS\Filesystem\Folder::create: Could not create folder.Path: /homepages/18/d744239237/htdocs//cache/template

Inexplicably didn't back up as discussed here. But I can't even restore an earlier backup because the extraction fails because it cannot open /homepages/18/d744239237/htdocs/***URL removed***/installation/README.html

I cannot actually backup the site as it is:

Cannot save factory state in storage, storage filename /homepages/18/d744239237/htdocs/***URLremoved***//administrator/components/com_akeeba/backup/akstorage_backend.172.dat

I cannot upload an earlier version of Joomla core because it says my Super User login is invalid.

Notably, our test site, which uses an up to date template worked fine.

Also notably, I started having issues under 3.9.25 when some important extensions would no longer update. Something seems to have got corrupted.

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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.9.26

Post by Webdongle » Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:49 pm

chrisbath2 wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:24 pm
...

Also notably, I started having issues under 3.9.25 when some important extensions would no longer update. Something seems to have got corrupted.
And you never thought to fix the errors before updating?
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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.9.26

Post by sozzled » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:01 pm

Automatic backup on update is now working as a result of updating to Akeeba Backup v8.0.4. All good. :)

Make sure that you update to the v8.0.4 of Akeeba Backup before you run the Joomla! Update process (for those people who want to use J! to make their backups). ;)

Thank you to everyone who helped with the automatic backup problem. I have no other comment about J! 3.9.26 apart from my long-standing criticism of the developers who do not visit this forum or that the developers have never thanked the community for what we do here.

Y'know, I think a lot of goodwill could be rebuilt between the developers and the community if Harald popped in here and wrote two words ... :)
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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.9.26

Post by Webdongle » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:43 pm

sozzled wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:01 pm
Automatic backup on update is now working as a result of updating to Akeeba Backup v8.0.4. ...
Yep, took me a while to spot Akeeba v.8.0.4 wasn't showing in Extensions >>> Manage update.

N.B.
Anyone using Akeeba and not changing the save folder for jpa files ... the jpa back up files get wiped.
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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.9.26

Post by Fan33GR » Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:16 pm

Webdongle wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:27 pm
Fan33GR wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:05 pm
3 sites updated, all OK. Thanks to the team!

(I don't use Akeeba backup, I have automatically daily backup from the host company and I create manually a backup just before every update to new Joomla version to be sure)
How easy is it to backup/reinstall manually compared to Akeeba/Kickstart?
How easy is it to avoid human error backup/reinstall manually compared to Akeeba/Kickstart?
Hi Webdongle,
It just happens to not have Akeeba Backup, I have see excellent reviews for it (and I use admin tools from the same company which I'm very satisfied), but I have used to this way because the host takes daily backup of websites / databases and I can restore anytime from there and also for extra safety I download a backup from host before update (with 1 click and I have in a zip file all sites / databases) so I have just used to it and not installed Akeeba Backup. If in the future I have any problems with my host with the backups, then for sure I'll use Akeeba Backup.

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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.9.26

Post by chrisbath2 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:41 am

Webdongle wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:49 pm
chrisbath2 wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:24 pm
...

Also notably, I started having issues under 3.9.25 when some important extensions would no longer update. Something seems to have got corrupted.
And you never thought to fix the errors before updating?
No backup? Ask your Host to roll back.
I thought updating to the 3.9.26 would solve the issues, as they arrived with 3.9.25. As I mentioned, I am not an IT expert. We are a tiny charity and I wear many hats!

Yes, we have a recent backup from a week ago. But the update to 3.9.26 seems to have resulted in restores from Akeeba backups not working, giving an error message about by login.

Apparently the host does not do backups.

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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.9.26

Post by Nidzo2203 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:23 am

Manual backup, hosting backup.
Who says that Akeeba is mandatory?
It's the third party extension.
With full respect to all but this is Joomla update 3.9.26 thread, not Akeeba problem thread.

Updated 10 sites without any problem.

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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.9.26

Post by Webdongle » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:35 pm

Nidzo2203 wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:23 am
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With full respect to all but this is Joomla update 3.9.26 thread, not Akeeba problem thread.
...
Joomla backup is (essentially) Akeeba code. The backup on update plugin was initially designed as part of logic. If Akeeba backup is installed then the backup on update should run. If it does not then then the update is (to some extent) not fully successful.

Therefore (with respect to your opinion al be it totally incorrect) The failure for the plugin to trigger is totally relevant to the Joomla update.
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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.9.26

Post by Maradona » Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:39 am

Hi,

Once again, Joomla Updates - Additional Information goes to a wrong link :pop :p

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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.9.26

Post by sozzled » Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:43 am

Maradona wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:39 am
Once again, Joomla Updates - Additional Information goes to a wrong link :pop :p
From the discussion about J! 3.9.25:
toivo wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:36 am
The broken link 'Additional Information' in the Joomla! Update page on an actual website ... will now be raised as a new item in Joomla! Issue Tracker.
Unfortunately, the Joomla! Issue Tracker is broken (meaning that people cannot search the Issue Tracker to find things) but the matter was fixed for J! 3.9.25. The problem with J! 3.9.25 was different: the link resulted in a 404 error. The Additional Information link for J! 3.9.26 points to the release information about J! 3.9.25 (see screenshot below):
j3926_AdditionalInformation-wrong.png
Of course there's no point in discussing these things here. The developers do not visit this forum.
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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.9.26

Post by gilplane » Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:08 am

Several websites updated from 3.9.25 to 3.9.26 without any problems (main components Templates Warp 7 Yootheme, JCE, Widgetkit etc ...).
Many thanks to the whole Joomla team for this volunteer work. ;) :) :)
I haven't used Akkeba for several years following this kind of update conflict and I avoid using too many components on my Joomla sites as much as possible ... 8)

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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.9.26

Post by hehemrin » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:55 pm

Update went fine for me from 3.9.25 to 3.9.26, including automatic backup kicked in with the latest Akeeba backup extension 8.0.4.
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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.9.26

Post by Webdongle » Fri May 21, 2021 9:17 am

Updating to J3.9.26 RC is not working and non of the dev's have commented about it https://issues.joomla.org/tracker/joomla-cms/34039
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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.9.26

Post by sozzled » Fri May 21, 2021 9:24 am

@Webdongle: do you mean J! 3.9.26 RC or J! 3.9.27 RC? And, more importantly, why are "announcements" about RC versions appearing on the J! forum without the opportunity to discuss them? But, to get back to your question, I don't quite follow the reasoning (i.e. going from J! 3.9.26 back to J! 3.9.26 RC, if that's what you mean).

A little off-topic, but J! 3.9.27 is not a "straightforward" update (there are database changes involved as well as file replacements). Those facts should be included in any forthcoming announcement.

I read your request on GitHub and commented. It probably won't make a difference because J! 3.9.27 will go ahead regardless.
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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.9.26

Post by Webdongle » Fri May 21, 2021 10:05 am

sozzled wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 9:24 am
@Webdongle: do you mean J! 3.9.26 RC or J! 3.9.27 RC? ...
/no. I mean 3.9.26 to 3.9.27 RC with the update component channel set 'Testing' https://docs.joomla.org/Pre-Release_Testing
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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.9.26

Post by sozzled » Fri May 21, 2021 10:18 am

I saw there's been a sympathetic response from @PhilTaylor-Prazgod on GitHub. Nonetheless, these "announcements" about RC versions without the means to discuss them on this forum are a complete waste of everyone's time. Either allow discussions about RC release announcements or don't announce those things on the forum. There are other ways to announce those things.

Thanks for clarifying the confusion. Yeah, there's no automated way of going from J! 3.9.26 to J! 3.9.27 RC at the moment. Until that's fixed then the RC release should be postponed another week. But what does it matter anyway? No-one—no-one who can make a difference, that is—pays attention to anything we write on this forum, do they? Waste of time, sorry. Nothing to see here.
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Re: Discuss Joomla! 3.9.26

Post by darb » Fri May 21, 2021 2:52 pm

Well seems to be a fix soon that work this out isnt it?


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