?

Log in

No account? Create an account
 

Bug

About  

Previous Entry Bug Jul. 21st, 2004 @ 01:51 am Next Entry
So, I found an interesting bug. It actually seems to eat photos. As in, the photos vanish and can't be found anymore.

If you go to http://pics.livejournal.com/manage/pics?gal=##, you get the pictures in the specified gallery. If you select a picture or two and then go to the drop-down at the bottom and select "New Gallery", it'll give you a box to type in. So, let's say you type in the same gallery name as the one the picture is already in. One would expect that one of three things would happen: a) an error would come up saying "uh, no.", b) a new gallery of the same name would appear, with this photo in it, or c) nothing happens, as you just tried to move the picture to the same gallery it's already in (this is consistent with the behavior if you try to move a photo to a "new" gallery that has the same name as one you already have).

However, none of those things happen. Instead, the picture vanishes from the gallery it was in, and...it's nowhere to be found. There's no new gallery, and it's not "unsorted" either. It seems to have vanished into the vast space that are the pics.livejournal.com servers.

So yeah. Not a very good bug to have. :)
Leave a comment
[User Picture Icon]
From:brad
Date:July 20th, 2004 11:34 pm (UTC)
(Link)
There's an unlinked page to get "lost" pictures back. They still exist, they're just not in any galleries.
[User Picture Icon]
From:grumpy_sysadmin
Date:July 21st, 2004 04:26 pm (UTC)
(Link)
(All of the below is intended with tongue in cheek.)

You're officially a True Open Source Developer now, brad. You've provided the hint that a work-around exists, without an explanation of how to make use of that work-around, and without actually providing a solution to that problem.

RMS and ESR welcome you! ;^>
[User Picture Icon]
From:whitaker
Date:July 22nd, 2004 09:58 am (UTC)
(Link)
We're fixing this bug today, but for reference, the page which will fix your problem is here:

http://pics.livejournal.com/manage/dev_recovermissing
[User Picture Icon]
From:janinedog
Date:July 22nd, 2004 10:28 am (UTC)
(Link)
Hm, that page says I have no missing photos. It doesn't matter really since I already re-uploaded it, but it's kind of weird that it didn't find the picture.
[User Picture Icon]
From:runningfirewolf
Date:July 22nd, 2004 02:57 pm (UTC)

If the size of your account didn't change....

(Link)
Just a guess but the reason you probably have no missing photo's is because you re-uploaded your picture. Yes that sounds dumb but I read somewhere either in this community or on one of the photo hosting service pages that the LJ servers only store the same picture once and that there are no repeat pictures. So when you uploaded your picture the LJ server it probably just updated the list of pictures in your galley to include the missing one.

Please don't rant at me if thats what the LJ servers actually do because I'm only guessing and don't know jack about how code works.
(Deleted comment)
[User Picture Icon]
From:janinedog
Date:July 22nd, 2004 10:29 am (UTC)
(Link)
Oh, and thanks for fixing the bug. :)
(Deleted comment)
(Leave a comment)
Top of Page Powered by LiveJournal.com