Problem with Wordpress 2.0.2

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blacknight
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Problem with Wordpress 2.0.2

Postby blacknight » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:55 am

A customer of ours was having a problem upgrading from Wordpress 2.0.2 to Wordpress 2.5 and they are getting this error:

archive extracted no files - try a different tar.gz driver

I was attempting to test it on one of our own servers by installing Wordpress 2.0.2 however it also threw the same error.

One of our engineers was looking into this and thinks it might be a problem with the file coming back from Wordpress themselves. Is anyone else here having a similar issue? Is there any possible work around or fix at all? Is it an issue with Wordpress or installatron?

Thanks :)

Rowan
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Re: Problem with Wordpress 2.0.2

Postby Rowan » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:31 pm

You can find the archive at:

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/var/installatron/archives/wordpress-2.5-main.tar.gz


Or something like that.

Try manually extracting it. Does it extract? If not, does the file look like a tar.gz file?

You can try deleting it and then do a fresh install. This will force it to download the archive again.

Rowan.

blacknight
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Re: Problem with Wordpress 2.0.2

Postby blacknight » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:59 am

hmmm it looks like you were right about the file. I can't manually extract it and 'file' shows the following:

file wordpress.2_0_2.main.tar.gz
wordpress.2_0_2.main.tar.gz: tar archive

Compared to:
file wordpress.2_5_0.main.tar.gz
wordpress.2_5_0.main.tar.gz: gzip compressed data, from Unix

I tried removing the file from here and then trying to install Wordpress 2.0.2 again through installatron but it didn't seem to work. I got the exact same error. It looks like the file was automatically downloaded again, but is the exact same file with the issue as above.

Rowan
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Re: Problem with Wordpress 2.0.2

Postby Rowan » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:28 am

How large is that file?

What is the output of:

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head wordpress.2_0_2.main.tar.gz


Rowan.

Rowan
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Re: Problem with Wordpress 2.0.2

Postby Rowan » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:33 am

Nevermind, it looks like the archive on one of our mirrors is wrong. I'll correct it.

Rowan.

blacknight
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Re: Problem with Wordpress 2.0.2

Postby blacknight » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:34 am

It's 2megs in size rowan.

Here's the head output:

# head wordpress.2_0_2.main.tar.gz
wordpress/000755 002001 001763 00000000000 10404213024 013042 5ustar00mattmatt000000 000000 wordpress/wp-blog-header.php000644 002001 001763 00000001367 10253141636 016372 0ustar00mattmatt000000 000000 <?php

if (! isset($wp_did_header)):
if ( !file_exists( dirname(__FILE__) . '/wp-config.php') ) {
if ( strstr( $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'], 'wp-admin') ) $path = '';
else $path = 'wp-admin/';
die("There doesn't seem to be a <code>wp-config.php</code> file. I need this before we can get started. Need more help? <a href='http://wordpress.org/docs/faq/#wp-config'>We got it</a>. You can <a href='{$path}setup-config.php'>create a <code>wp-config.php</code> file through a web interface</a>, but this doesn't work for all server setups. The safest way is to manually create the file.");
}

$wp_did_header = true;

Rowan
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Re: Problem with Wordpress 2.0.2

Postby Rowan » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:40 am

I just published a new version of the installer that skips 2.0.2 (Wordpress have removed it from their version list, that's why there's a problem) so if you run installatron update then it should upgrade over 2.0.2 now. If you still have a problem you can rename the next archive to that filename.

Rowan.

blacknight
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Re: Problem with Wordpress 2.0.2

Postby blacknight » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:32 am

Thanks for that Rowan. It looks like the customer went and installed a new version manually! But hopefully what you suggested does the trick for any one else having problems.


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