[Moin-user] Corrupt pages need removing

Andy Tynan andytynan at gmail.com
Sun Aug 12 04:24:02 EDT 2012

Hi Thomas and Eric,

Many thanks for the info, it was the kick-start I needed.
With much patience and all the usual gnu utils, I found the corrupted revisions and edit-log files and performed some vi surgery.
My use of categories and FullSearch meant that any corruption anywhere broke this page.

All working now, so thanks again!


On 8 Aug 2012, at 09:48, Thomas Waldmann <tw-public at gmx.de> wrote:

>> Can anyone suggest how I can remove only the offending pages?
> Hmm, it is a utf-8 decoding error. Did maybe somebody manage to put
> non-utf-8 content on that page? (it only makes a difference for
> non-ascii characters)
>> Basically I'm not sure which file does what, what can be removed and
>> what cannot.
> Look into the directory pointed to by data_dir (see wiki config).
> There is one subdirectory per page, that has "current" (points to
> current revision, required), a "edit-log" (metadata about revisions,
> required) and a subdirectory with the revision files (at least the rev
> pointed to by "current" is required). There might be also a subdirectory
> "attachments", which has the current attachments (not revisioned).
> There might be also a "cache" directory, which can be deleted (or
> cleaned by "moin ... maint cleancache".
> Directly in <data_dir>, there is also a global "edit-log" (needed for
> RecentChanges page, you can kill it if RecentChanges may start from
> scratch after that) and "event-log" (optional).
> The log files are text files and can be (carefully) edited. Your editor
> need to preserve TABs and line-endings as they are.
> Make a backup first.
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