Was ist denn jetzt schon wieder los? Mir ist gerade gesagt worden, dass meine Beiträge anscheinend drüben auf Diaspora nicht ankommen. Woran kann das denn liegen? Grübel......
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Schau mal in die Queue, ob die Beiträge da ggf. noch hängen.
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Externalize 3rd-party libraries as GIT modules? (If applyable)

In my view libraries that are already existing on #GIT should be configured as submodule and not re-committed in a project like #friendica is.

This way, double-commits and original history (including committer name/email) is preserved.

cc @Friendica Support @Friendica Developers what do you think? I would start with #Smarty as it is out-dated anyway.
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Uh! Having this now:

ReferenceError: DateFormatter is not defined
initDateFormatter() jquery.datetimepicker.js:636
<anonymous> jquery.datetimepicker.js:666
<anonymous> jquery.datetimepicker.js:16
<anonymous> jquery.datetimepicker.js:7
1 jquery.datetimepicker.js:636:4
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This doesn't sound good. Myn people out there are using a cronjob for the update. And some of them are on systems (on shared hosters) where these scripts aren't available.
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After upgrading to Asparagus own profile is not available


This is similar to this bug (#2780).

After upgrading to Asparagus, via git pull, my profile including the local profile photo has become inaccessible. I get the following notification: "Requested profile is not available."

The upgrade was done several hours ago and I did run the recommended command:
php include/dbstructure.php update

What to do? What to look for in the log?

Many thanks!

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Question is why this happens ...
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#Frage: Ich bin am überlegen, ob ich mein Friendica auf DEV wechseln soll....
Wie umständlich ist das denn?
Welche Vorteile hätte ich? Mal abgesehen von einer brandfrischen Version. ;-)
Wie groß sind die Risiken?
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#Friendica scheint mehr als 64 MB PHP-Speicher haben zu wollen ...

/var/www/*/library/Smarty/libs/sysplugins/smarty_internal_templatebase.php on line 281


/var/www/*/view/smarty3/compiled/xxxxxxxxxx.file.wall_thread.tpl.php on line 188

Kann das irgentwie reduziert werden? Ich wollte ungern memory_limit höher setzen.
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Da scheint Smarty mehr Speicher anzufordern. Das ist nur eine eingebundene Library. So oder so ist natürlich immer das Ziel, den Speicherbedarf zu senken, das geht aber nicht unbedingt immer ganz leicht.
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I think in the documentation it is written for the relay settings to use ", but it just works with '. Is that possible?

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Hab jetzt den hier bei der Suche nach dem Tag gefunden. Der wird mit übrigens als Diaspora Post angezeigt, was aber wohl daran liegen wird, dass der über das Relay reinkam. Hast du noch einen Diaspora Account bei dem Du einen Post erstellen kannst mit dem Hashtag?

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Jepp. Der kam über das Diaspora-Protokoll rein. Ich weiß im Moment nicht, auf welchen Diaspora-Servern das Relay aktiv ist.
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OStatus conversation completion interval

Hello @Friendica Support
what is the recommended setting for OStatus conversation completion interval?

I'm asking because it is documented that this can be a heavy task for the server. I am looking for a balanced setting. OStatus conversations should be possible w/o long delays but the server load should also be at a reasonable level.
I'm not sure which of the following settings I should choose:

  • at post arrival (load depends on how many OStaus conversations the server handles?)
  • frequently (each time the poller is running?)
  • hourly (well, once a hour I guess)

Is this correct? Any recommendations?

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I prefer the first one. This has the best user experience.
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Thank you. I'll test "on arrival" and watch the load.
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No new contacts after account relocation

I cannot make any new contacts after i moved my account to a new server. Probably it has something to do with a wrong profile entry. When i look at my profile page, the entry below my name reads which is my old server. I can not change this entry. Do I have to change something in my database?
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Hi Michael, i applied the changes you did in Develop Branch 9 days ago manually and the error message disappeared. However, i still have no luck connecting to other accounts. When i try to connect to Friendica Developers I get an empty page on the url "". When I go back I get the three error messages about missing profile, photo and 5 properties again. The request doesn't show up in the friendica log or apache log. I think the request gets directed to Nirvana which would explain the error message.
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When I try to connect to an account on my own server i get a request on /.well-known/host-meta, on /xrd/?, on /noscrape/marco, a POST on /dfrn_request/testuser (the account i try to connect to), a "GET /view/theme/vier/style.pcss?f=&puid=3" with 304 return and some "GET /ping?f=&uid=1&_=1476695503991". All look okay to me ...
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@roland @helpers nope I typo'd. Remove "my" from the end of URL!
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Liebe Freunde, ich werde ende März 2017 auslaufen lassen und nicht erneuern. Auch wenn der Aufwand relativ gering ist, ich hab einfach zu viele Projekte am Start, muss da mal etwas Luft machen.
Möchte jemand übernehmen? Webspace und Domain liegen derzeit solide bei Uberspace.

Desweiteren würde ich gerne das Helpers Forum abgeben, liegt bekanntlich ebenfalls bei Uberspace.
Hat hier jemand Interesse?

Danke für Rückmeldungen.

@Friendica Theme Developer @Friendica Developers @Friendica Support @Deutschsprachige Nutzer
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danke @Oliver, dass du dich so lange Zeit um die beiden Instanzen gekümmert hast :-)
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Urgent bugfix for develop branch

@Friendica Support Once the pull request is merged, please update your installation soon if you are working with the develop branch. Especially do this if you are working with MariaDB 10.

Please ensure that the config and pconfig table are having an unique key. Please run php include/dbstructure.php update to ensure that every needed change was done. When the command returns a single line with "SET session old_alter_table=1;" then everything is okay.

The problem was that config values could have been stored multiple times. This resulted in posting loops and other ugly stuff.
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Thank you!
~/html/libranet# sudo -u www-data php include/dbstructure.php update
SET session old_alter_table=1;

Database structure update 1206 was successfully applied.
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@Friendica Developers @Friendica Support
Hubzilla contacts does often appear as StatusNet contacts on my instance. Is there anything we can do about this?
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Mäh ... So I have to check the probing.
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The probing tells that the contact was "Diaspora". That's strange.
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dba.php errors after todays git pull

Hello @Friendica Support
after git pulling the latest changes from branch develop I get these errors in my log file...

2016-10-04 18:48:47@log57f3f98d1595f0.15631854 [NORMAL]:dba.php:179:q dba: ALTER TABLE `oembed` DROP INDEX `PRIMARY`, ADD PRIMARY KEY(`url`(191)); returned false.
2016-10-04 18:48:52@log57f3f98d1595f0.15631854 [NORMAL]:dba.php:179:q dba: ALTER TABLE `parsed_url` DROP INDEX `PRIMARY`, ADD PRIMARY KEY(`url`(191),`guessing`,`oembed`); returned false.

If I check database update from the admin panel (dbsync) I get the error as well (DB update 1204 failed).
If I run php include/dbstructure.php update I don't get any bad output or error message.

Any idea?

PS: I am using utf8mb4. Could this be related?
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Then you can try again.
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Database structure update 1206 was successfully applied. :-)
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Geo location plugins

Hello @Friendica Support
can someone explain the difference between the two geo location plugins "geonames" and "geocoordinates"? Which one is superior? :)
Thank you.
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Okay. Thanks. I registered for the free plan and configured the api key for geocoordinates. I'll see if this works.
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Meaning of the number on the Network Stream icon

The network stream icon in the top bar sometimes has a number showing on it, I assumed it meant there were that many new posts in the network stream, but I've often refreshed the stream to find out there were no new posts.

I'm now wondering what exactly this bullet number is counting. Is it including comments and likes? I don't think it should, it is kind of misleading at the moment.

@Friendica Support
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Mhhh I have looked several times into ping php. You are the master of "performance optimized sql queries". What do you think where would make sense? In notify table it isn't present. So we need to query somewhere for the attending activities and have to look if the parent is an event post (on the other side it would make sense to have an entry in the notify table if the event is an event created by the local user so he/would get a notification email if someone is joining his/her event).

Since you are the person who is most familiar with item queries I would rather ask you if you want to step into this issue
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We should simply send a notification via the notification system. That would be least cost intensive. Then we could send a notification "XYZ is going to attend ZXY" and so on. We only had to extend it (like you said) to any event and not only locally added ones.
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Contact immediately blocked after friending

@Friendica Support

I just friended Ian Haywood on Friendica, but its contact page on my server says that he's currently blocked. I can unblock him but it is rather curious. I used to have a SoapBox account and it did the same with another Friendica account, and now that I'm on Automatic Friend mode and it still happens.

I don't have this issue with Diaspora* contacts.
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Yes, for me it was similar.
First the posting without any commet. I answered and then Tobias's answer appeard. I answered on Tobias's comment and again a few comments appeard and after my thid comment all the other comments suddenly o.O
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The support server is running a current version. I would like to know whether the worker is active or not. If it isn't active then I would suggest activating it. By now the comment delivery is really very slow and it hangs.
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What does "Archive contact" means?

I saw that option in the contact menu and I was wondering what it means. "Ignore" and "Block", I understand, but "Archive"? It is not explained in the current documentation.

@Friendica Support
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@Fabio has it right. Archive means they're still a friend, but we haven't been able to contact them in over a month so we stopped trying. All their old posts are still available in your stream and they can still contact you, but as far as your server is concerned they're unreachable.

@Rebeka Catalina is probably thinking of superblock; which basically makes somebody vanish. (There were a few minor edge cases which may still exist in Friendica, but in Hubzilla they're pretty much removed from your life).
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@Friendica Support

In Frio there appears always a mentioned person, whom I didn't mention.
Her name is Sulgi and her mentioning appears only in previews - previews of postings and comments as well. It appears to me in firefox and vimb (webkitgtk)


As you can see on this image, there is a preview about an absolute empty posting, but the mention of Sulgi is there. Does anyone else also get this automatic mention ? It doesn't appear in postings - only preview.
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@Rabuzarus Yes, I've tried it with other themes, but for to me it happened only in frio. But as @Steffen K9 says, it also can happen in other thems, so it's not a theme specific issue.
@Hypolite on Friendica How do you mean this exactly ? To me it happens with every preview I open, even if I didn't write anything an open a preview which should be empty.
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Yes, me too, but the tags aren't random, they are the tags of the first remote post that reached my Friendica instance. It's the Item with the id = 1 in the database.

Please note that those hashtags never appeared in the published post.
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I have a problem with my feed reposting accounts again, they stopped working 4 days ago. So since that time the accounts don't post anymore. I guess something was changed at the time, because I did a git pull at that time as well.

@Friendica Support @Friendica Developers
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ok, I will do the manual update, so the automated one did not work I guess, I'm not the first with that problem I think.
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OK, after some struggles and help via Twitter per DM I isolated the fault why the update did not work. I think it is finished now, because the site is working again and it was on maintenance mode before.
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Hello @Friendica Support
did someone notice any federation problems lately? Some of my post don't arrive at Diaspora ( I don't see any problems within the Friendica network. So, maybe this is an issue with only. Unfortunately I don't have another Diaspora account and no time for further testing. :-/
Can someone confirm this?
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11 hours here. :-) The queue looks normal. 0-38-0. Most entries are from a missing Diaspora pod.
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If you receive the same request again then (I guess) the accepted request hadn't arrived at the receiver. Please have a look at the logfile for entries with diaspora.php that might indicate problems.
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Öffentliches und privates Profil

Hallo @Friendica Support, @Friendica Developers,

gibt es keine unterschiedlichen Profile mehr? Ich wollte gerade mal mein Profil bearbeiten, da ist mir aufgefallen, dass ich nur noch auf das öffentliche zugreifen kann und das private nur für Freunde sichtbare, nicht mehr bearbeiten kann, bzw. darauf nicht mehr zugreifen kann.

Danke schon mal,

#friendica #bug #profil
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Der Edit-Button versteckt sich im Profilbild und wird sichtbar, wenn man mit der Maus drüberfährt. Zumindest bei mir am Desktop (frio auf Microsoft Edge).
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Hach ich muss unbedingt mal noch einen etwas auffälligeren Button auf der Profilseite anbringen. So ungefähr wie es in vier gemacht ist.
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