Everything worked as I expected, except that virtually everything--assignments, resources, labels, etc.--that had html in it was restored with all of the < and > characters stripped! Yes, I mean that if I edit any resource/assignment description/week summary/etc., it is still edited in HTML mode (originally created using plain web forms, not the HTML editor) and has exactly the same ASCII contents as before, but with all the < and > characters removed. Needless to say, this makes things completely unreadable when rendered.
Does anyone have any idea what might cause this behavior, or how I can fix it?
we had detected such problem in "Spanish Course". After some checks we detected that every moodler with problems were running PHP 5.0.3. Is this your case?
If so, please downgrade your PHP version to 5.0.2. There is a serious bug in 5.0.3 producing such "eating of tags". I hope it will be solved in next PHP 5.0.4 release because the bug seems to be fixed and closed.
Thank you for this info regard php 5.0.3 I also had the problem have reverted back and now do not have the problem backed up restored no problem.
Thanks again for the tip.
You can download PHP 5.0.4-dev at http://snaps.php.net/
I've installed it to run my local Moodle test site and it does solve the bug problem (see my post http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=17212&parent=87234 )
I am experiencing this with trying to restore to my ISP who is in the process of upgrading to PHP 5.0.2 (not 5.03!!!).
Actually I did the restore at a time when they were supposed to be reverted to V4 (they are in testing phase) but I am not sure ;-( I need to check exactly which version is current and I wont get a response until Monday)
Anyway it is either PHP Version 4.3.1 or 5.0.2 that is giving the problem.
As I can't control my ISPs upgrade timing / version is there any other solution to this?
I have now done some more checking and found that my ISP is telling little white lies
They have in fact upgraded to 5.0.3 according to PHP info in control panel.
I am obviously in the same boat as the rest here, then. Shame that I don't control the paddle ;-(
Is the problem limited to restore? If I could somehow get the course files up would it run OK on 5.0.3?
And now my ISP has reloaded 5.0.2 and it restores just fine!
(execpt of course for the winks which always end up hard coded and so have red Xs - I think this is a bug !)
The server over here is running PHP 5.0.4 and the restore function is still eating the > and < !
It isnt fixed in PHP 5.0.4 ? Or am i doing something terribly wrong here?
- Chris -
I'm running 5.0.4 (MacOS X) and I'm not experiencing such problem at all. Can you send any example of your problem (backup file, screenshoot...) and additional info like OS, Moodle's version...
And, of course, check again that you are running 5.0.4!
I wanted to make an example for you but it seems the restoring works fine now ...
I don't know who, where and when but it works.
Thanks for your reaction anyway,
- Chris -
I have apachiefriends xampp installed on my server so not sure how to change it.
Could anyone help with that one?
you will need an older version of XAMPP (containing PHP 5.0.2). Trying to change individual components could be terrible!
PS: Perhaps you could use this Moodle4Windows package. Now it's updated to Moodle version 1.4.3 and it uses XAMPP with PHP 5.0.2. If you haven't too much in your current personal server (such package isn't recommended for production servers but for personal use!), you could install it and then move the old database and moodledata dirs to their new location (or use the backup/restore feature to move between servers).
In the end I found a batch file that comes with XAMPP that you run to switch from PHP5 to PHP4.
It now works fine
Thank you very much
Follow the instructions 9type 4 to revert to php4)
Worked a treat for me - after a lot of headaches.
I guess i should have searched the forums before i tried to solve these problems myself!!
But why have all my tables defaulted to centre justified???