[BALUG-Talk] Possible solution of blankness or editing outline-only on BALUG DokuWiki?

aaronco36 aaronco36@SDF.ORG
Thu Apr 22 16:21:14 UTC 2021

Quoting Michael Paoli <Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu> from [1]:
Thanks for the report, but I'm unable to reproduce the issue.
Anyone else able to reproduce it?  Are you/anyone seeing the
issue at this time?  Anyone else also see it earlier?

I've tried the following on: https://www.wiki.balug.org/wiki/doku.php 
without being able to reproduce the issue:
Chromium incognito mode
Firefox private browsing mode
Chome on Android from another ISP
Chrom icognito mode on Android from another ISP

Cut-and-pasted a text screen-capture and submitted it as a [BALUG-Test] 
'Test of BALUG Wiki pages' posting yesterday morning; see [2].
AFAICT, that "blankness or editing outline-only issue" for BALUG DokuWiki 
pages [3] and [4] occurred from before 08:00am PDT up through the late 
morning, and then went away by mid-afternoon yesterday.
Probably reloaded both those BALUG DokuWiki pages a half-dozen times or so 
over the morning time-period using mostly Firefox-ESR standard mode and 
Firefox-ESR private browsing mode, and maybe once or twice using TOR 
browser in its [least] Safe mode.

Same results for all browsers used to test those pair of pages during that 
entire morning time-period.

Quoting Michael Paoli <Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu> from [5]:
That may have done it.
Looks like I need to add more space to /var and/or clean some more stuff
off of it:
df -h /var
Filesystem             Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/balug-var  4.9G  4.5G  190M  97% /var

Thanks much, Michael, for effectively diagnosing and resolving the issue! 

Besides considering the issue arising from the DokuWiki site itself or 
BALUG's device /dev/mapper/balug-var, was also considering the possibility 
that the issue might have arisen from my own browser client.

Why so?

Well, there was no issue whatsoever with successfully loading BALUG 
DokuWiki pages [3] and [4] throughout Sunday and Monday of this week.
What changed on Tuesday afternoon was upgrading Firefox-ESR to a slightly 
higher, minor version as per 'less /var/log/apt/history.log' :
> Start-Date: 2021-04-20  14:10:03
> Commandline: apt upgrade
> Upgrade: firefox-esr:amd64 (78.9.0esr-1~deb10u1, 78.10.0esr-1~deb10u1)
> End-Date: 2021-04-20  14:10:15

One or more bugs in the upgraded FF 78.10.0esr could have conceivably 
rendered text and links in the BALUG DokuWiki incorrectly afterwards, as 
remote as this possibility might seem to be.
It's good to know that this wasn't the case at all, and that this latest 
Firefox-ESR browser was fine after all :-)

Thanks again Michael!




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