Posted by Deliverator on March 14th, 2008
Well, I peaked around a bit to see what might have gotten botched by the recent file system corruption issues and it looks like my galleries are pretty mangled. Most of the actual files are still intact, but the flat file nature of the way Gallery 1.x stores its data and settings isn’t very fault tolerant. I have all my pictures stored locally, so I am not really out much, but I am going to need to reinstall Gallery and recreate everything from scratch. Gallery 1.x tree development appears to have been utterly abandoned, so I will probably end up recreating everything using Gallery 2.x. It looks like Scott’s gallery going belly up recently might have been the canary in the coal mine on this one, and I probably could have averted a lot of the resultant trouble if I had jumped on troubleshooting his issue right away. Unfortunately, my grandmother has been in the hospital this last week under pretty intensive monitoring (she has terminal cancer) and I have been spending a lot of my waking time in her good company. If there is one good thing that comes out of such a situation it is a sense of the relative importance of family and friends in our lives vs all the piddly crap on which most of us waste 90% of our day. Believe me, right now reviewing apache server logs doesn’t rate real high on my list.