After returning from an extended vacation and accessing my Wiki, I now receive the message “A database query error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software”.
I am assuming this is related to the recent Wiki update and MySQL server rehosting. It would appear the pointer to the Wiki database is broken. But, since I am an inexperienced administrator, I am unsure how to proceed, given the risk of database loss. My domain is “www.PFT-v2.org”.
Okay, well a quick stab then is you are using MediaWiki?
I would suggest getting support from the MediaWiki forums, and reading https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Upgrading – one solution might be a temporary renaming of .htaccess and re-running the upgrade script.
You haven’t said if you manually upgraded MediaWiki or if this was automated through Dreamhost?
The update also broke my wiki. I went to the config page ( /mw-config/index.php ) and ran the updater there, which fixed my databases and got the wiki running again. However, now all my skins are broken, and when I grab new skins from mediawiki.org, the install claims that I need 1.25 to run them. What’s going on, Dreamhost?
Okay, fixed it, but had to very carefully follow instructions here:
My wiki is also up and running. I left a message for the “Support” folks, and John fixed me up. Here’s his response:
"After the MediaWiki core upgrade there is an additional script that needs to be ran manually called update.php located in the maintenance folder. I ran the script for you and updated the skins since the old skin on your previous version no longer works with MediaWiki 1.24.1.