Redmatrix Photo Migrator 1.0

@Hubzilla Support Forum+ I have this plugin enabled as I would like to get as much content as possible off The documentation for this plugin is spartan:

Migrate photo albums from Redmatrix to Hubzilla

Author: Mike Macgirvin

Maintainer: Mike Macgirvin

If I get a clue on how to use it, I might very well document it.
Mike Macgirvin
Instructions: Visit /redphotos on your site while logged in. Fill out the form and submit.
That worked. Thank you.
redfiles worked in exactly the same way obviously.
import items

 Xerta últim editat: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:13 +0100  
@Hubzilla Support Forum+ I wish, after cloning and moving my primary location to here, import my previous content. So I go to:


Select elmussol-2014.json (3.5Mb exported from parlementum not red.elsmussols) and hit the button. Takes a while to send the request and then:

Nothing to import..

Mmmmm. I have logging turned on and can make the json file available if required.
Month by month seems to be working :-)
Mike Macgirvin
We can't actually trap that error because PHP just runs out of memory and dies and there's nothing we can really do to detect it happening ahead of time or stop it or try to recover. I think there are some notes on the export page to try month by month if you run into difficulty. If there were a few more motivated developers lurking about I'd ask if somebody could look into implementing streaming JSON exports/imports, which won't have these kinds of problems and should be able to handle a few gigabytes in one go.
The import_items page does suggest monthly if problems arise. I have just completed @elmussol and @els Mussols is tomorrow's task.
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Welcome to Hubzilla Chris, nice to have a real world friend here.
  últim editat: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:29:11 +0100  
Welcome Chris! Enjoy hubzilla and its funny community :)
...and we're back

els Mussolsels Mussols va escriure el següent entrada Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:22:50 +0100
20180317 data
day: 76
egg count: 3 [=]
solar in: 25.2Ah [-]
energy consumption: <1kWh [-]
eggcoin: 1 (March: 4 | 2018: 7)

#egg #solar #consumption #eggcoin
It's an indicator of the number of eggs we sell. One eggcoin is half a dozen eggs and is equivalent to 20c (Euro cents). The original plan was to donate this to RedMatrix developers but @Mike Macgirvin has been reluctant to take it, so in future it will go to Hubzilla fundraising efforts.

Mike Macgirvin
We welcome donations. I've turned away a couple at times when the donator already appeared to be stretching their financial abilities to the breaking point. This is not a machine. We're humans and we respect other humans and their conditions.
happy to have this back

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previously on "The Daily Data Dump"
I have felt bad about not having this valuable daily service available, but am glad to be back with it.

So here's where we stand with the stats for 2018 so far.

We have ten laying chickens at the moment and our cockerel, Vincenzo (Vinnie) Nibali.

day: 75
egg: 225 (3.0/day)
solar: 2,730.8Ah (36.4Ah/day)
energy consumption: 37kWh (0.9kWh/day)
eggcoin: 6
water run: 2
occupancy: 49.3% (37 days)

#egg #solar #consumption #eggcoin #water #occupancy #summary
Alimentazione e quello che sta intorno
our cockerel, Vincenzo (Vinnie) Nibali

Is there some coincidence with the 2010 Vuelta a España championship ?
@Alimentazione e quello che sta intorno Good guess, but actually 2014 Tour de France.
  últim editat: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:01:22 +0100  
Vinnie "The Shark" won Stage 2 of that years Tour; a stage which went past the end of the street we lived on in Sheffield for twenty years. Vinnie "The Cockerel" was acquired a few days after this event.
the moment you have been yearning for

@els Mussols @Zot universe NEWS+ Long-term residents will remember the daily #eggcount. From tomorrow, it's back.
Mario Vavti
Finaly we can start to gamble again cocktail glass smoking symbol
h.ear.t | tobias
php 7 vs php 5.6

@Hubzilla Support Forum+ The machine I run this Hubzilla instance has this:

root@pendle:~# php -v                                                                                                                                                       
PHP 5.6.30-0+deb8u1 (cli) (built: Feb  8 2017 09:49:20)                                                                                                                    
Copyright (c) 1997-2016 The PHP Group                                                                                                                                      
Zend Engine v2.6.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2016 Zend Technologies                                                                                                              
    with Zend OPcache v7.0.6-dev, Copyright (c) 1999-2016, by Zend Technologies

At the moment it also runs email, Nextcloud and Red Matrix (which will be taken down as soon as the Hubzilla instance is 100% ready for use).

I want to run php 7, it is an apt-get install away. What are the issues I need to think about in advance of this transition generally, and specifically with respect to Hubzilla and Red Matrix?
So I'm thinking, have a look at what php5.6 modules and the like are installed. Compare installation candidates for php7.0. Uninstall php5.6*, install php7*.

Seem like a plan? (I'm poking for the gotchas here folks.)
Michael MD
no problems noticed here with php7-fpm for Hubzilla (though this is not the latest Hubzilla version currently)

I haven't bothered restoring redmatrix on the new server but my guess is that it would probably still work if I did.

I doubt you would have any problem with php7 as long as the required extensions are installed.

I'm more worried about database issues if recent attempts to upgrade Friendica are anything to go by
(btw I don't want to use innodb because it needs more space and is a real pain to fix if anything breaks)

not sure if thats a problem in Hubzilla - I hope it isn't because I want to upgrade this instance soon.

btw php7 is somewhat less ram-hungry than php5  
- a worthwhile improvement.
Mike Macgirvin
I seriously doubt redmatrix will work at all. The only question is if you'll have a few working pages and a lot of white screens, or if you'll just have a persistent white screen.

New sites and new tables in Hubzilla are innodb. We won't try and convert your existing tables.  Innodb has a lot of faults, but that's where all the development is concentrated these days. MyISAM is on life support. I expect it to be phased out completely in the next couple of years. I am not going to criticise your decision and I tend to agree with you, but sometimes the winners of a contest weren't your first choice.
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almost Hubzilla

 Xerta últim editat: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:56:37 +0100  
@Hubzilla Support Forum+ is almost there. Cert sorted, nginx sorted, db sorted, installed, create account -- all good. I try to create new channel and I get a fail. I try to import from file elmussol.json (5Mb) exported from parlementum and I get:

The form security token was not correct. This probably happened because the form has been opened for too long (>3 hours) before submitting it.
Mike Macgirvin
I couldn't find any obvious reason why you'd get a security token error and if it did, why it would create a channel at all. Something is really not right but I can't figure out what the heck it is.  It's somewhat difficult to recover gracefully from a failed clone operation - so to try again you're almost better off wiping the DB clean and re-installing.

> I try to create new channel and I get a fail.

The exact error from this one would be useful, though we're probably a bit late for that.
Mike Macgirvin
I just poked around a bit and your channel seems to exist and work on the new site. Magic auth works. The normal interfaces are responding. I'm actually not seeing anything really seriously wrong.
So I think we'll go with that then. Thanks for poking Mike.
screen of beauty

  últim editat: Fri, 09 Mar 2018 06:42:27 +0100  
I've been just been looking over Ben's shoulder whilst she Faceborks. Even with various blocking extensions for her browser and having completed all her notifications, the screen is still full of stuff. Compare and contrast with Hubzilla -- now I can decide where I want to go, not where FB is trying to get me to go.
Mike Macgirvin
That bug is fixed in 3.2 (which is coming real soon now). PS I'm posting this on what appears to be the new site. Earlier comments from my own site seem to have made it here also. From everything I've tried it seems to be working.
random tune in my head

@Music+  A propos nothing, this just pinged into my head from who knows where. Ocean Colour Scene were treated badly by the rest of the "indie" music know it alls, but I always liked them and they were really solid live.

Ocean Colour Scene - The Riverboat Song
by OceanColourSceneVEVO on YouTube


@Charles Roth MPC HB2U amigo. I never seem to catch you up. Hope this gets to you before Parlementum goes down...
Charles Roth MPC
Thank you my brother.
adding to the general Signal conversation

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so what's the deal with all the old posts?

 Xerta últim editat: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:07:51 +0100  
Why, oh why, oh why are all my old posts appearing in your timeline? As one of the last people on earth to running a RedMatrix instance I have been slow at Hubzilla adoption. Not for any other reason than I already work to hard, sysadmin makes my head hurt and RedMatrix still works brilliantly.

But Parlementum (where my clone is) is closing down and I have received enough kicks in the arse now to make the Hubzilla happen. Unfortunately I suspect there are too many database changes between latest RedMatrix and Hubzilla to make a cloning to my new instance successful. So I am making sure that all my stuff is on Parlementum and using that export to clone to my new instance.

So, tough ;-)
the spamming is fine :) it's more  about doing away with headaches innit ... some times i have felt secretly relieved when loosing some kind of massive archives of information ...
Christian Vogeley
Hoping for the rebirth of the #eggcount
Michael MD
regarding database changes ,,, had the same problem . but set this hubziilla instance up a while ago ...

though up until only a couple of weeks ago the old red instance here was also still working...

before the big server crash (not red or hubzilla related .. only clues I found were a few lines in syslog which looked like a hardware problem - followed by mysql errors that looked like it was having trouble reading the hard drive ,,,

if it was hard drive failure not the first time that happened to me .. but given that was 15 yeas sgo not looking like "often" or wierd more like just "shit happens". ..

that vps wouldn't restart so now on a new debian 9 vps slowly putting things back together ..

getting the hubzilla instance back up was nice and easy btw..
just copied across the files across from the old debian 6 drive and and it pretty much just worked
including the database (nice feature of myisam :-))  ..  probably not the recommended way but quck and more up-to-date data than I could get from a few-days-old
backup files that would have taken ages to upload .. and it being mysql on the old vps and mariadb on the new one didnt matter ,
no signs of trouble there..

so pretty much copied it all across and it just worked ..

wishing more other things could more often be that easy :-)

I havent restored the old red instance though probably not harder to do probably not needed as I've been using the hubzilla instance more for a while now anyway.
(probably due for an update soon though)

Nextcloud: nearly there

 Xerta últim editat: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:08:35 +0100  
After wrestling with LetsEncrypt oddities I'm nearly there on the Nextcloud 13 install. On running the command-line install I get:

root@pendle:/var/www/nextcloud# sudo -u www-data php occ maintenance:install --database "mysql" --database-name "nextclouddb" --database-user "nextcloud" --database-pass "#############" --database-table-prefix "nc_" --admin-user "pault" --admin-pass "#############"                                                                 
Nextcloud is not installed - only a limited number of commands are available                                                                                                
Error while trying to create admin user: Failed to connect to the database: An exception occured in driver: SQLSTATE[HY000] [1045] Access denied for user 'nextcloud'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

Where should I be looking?
root@pendle:/var/www/nextcloud# sudo -u www-data php occ maintenance:install --database "mysql" --database-name "nextclouddb" --database-user "nextcloud" --database-pass "########" --database-table-prefix "nc_" --admin-user "pault" --admin-pass "########" 
Nextcloud is not installed - only a limited number of commands are available
[b]Nextcloud was successfully installed[/b]

Thank you very much. I believe I owe you a pint @Michael :-)
elmussol tagged elmussol's post with ⋕nextcloud
elmussol tagged elmussol's post with ⋕mysql
Parlementum goes squiffy

 Xerta últim editat: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:09:14 +0100  
@Hubzilla Support Forum+ @Charles Roth MPC has asked me to ask. Parlementum is having a bad day:

Fatal error: Namespace declaration statement has to be the very first statement or after any declare call in the script in /srv/http/ on line 8

Neither server software nor Hubzilla code updated. Pointers appreciated.
Andrew Manning
service apache2 restart ?
Please check that there have been no modifications in index.php. This is some kind of syntax error.
  últim editat: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:11:55 +0100  
elmussol is now connected to soloojos