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Popular links not changing
Hello There-

Whether I view in dymanic or static the popular links aren't changing since the original first links were added. There are many more links since then that have gained many more hits. I've tried both pop options, but don't know what's up. Also, I thought I had the option to set the pop manually, but maybe that was in Links 2.0, as I don't even see it in the field except viewing in properties.

Anyone else with this experience? Or suggestions on what could be the problem?

Thanks Much!
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Re: [SSmeredith] Popular links not changing In reply to
If you are running a dynamic site, the stats _never_ get rebuilt. The clicktrack table is never emptied, and other such tweaks.

This is a ?bug? in dynamic mode.

You need to Repair Tables to see updated stats.

Try it. See if that fixes it.


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Re: [pugdog] Popular links not changing In reply to
repaired tables through admin and no change...
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Re: [SSmeredith] Popular links not changing In reply to
In telnet/ssh, go to your admin dir and do
Code:
perl nph-build.cgi --flags
This will update the new/cool/popular flags.

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Re: [yogi] Popular links not changing In reply to
Okay, I've used SSH not very often and mostly just following step by step. What commands to I issue to get to my admin directory? I know you won't know my path but an example willbe great.

M
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Re: [SSmeredith] Popular links not changing In reply to
cd /path/to/admin
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Re: [afinlr] Popular links not changing In reply to
thanks! I'll give it a try.
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Re: [SSmeredith] Popular links not changing In reply to
I think I'm beat. I used SSH and entered those commands and got a bunch of code, html and error messages.
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Re: [SSmeredith] Popular links not changing In reply to
PM over your login details, and I'll take a look for you.

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Re: [SSmeredith] Popular links not changing In reply to
I was unable to get Cool Links page to display any items (Links SQL 2.2.1) until I found this post and did a "Repair Tables" via the admin per suggestion.

I am running dynamically.
As soon as I did the repair, my cool links showed up.

Is this a bug? Or am I "suppossed" to have to update them manually?

Please advise.
RGB World, Inc. - Software & Web Development.
rgbworld.com
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Re: [pugdog] Popular links not changing In reply to
Well, I have same problem in dynamic mode (mod_rewrite), nor popular nor new links are updated.

This bug still haven't been fixed?
Do I need to run Repair Tables every time I want to update those stats?

Regards.

UnReal Network
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Re: [deadroot] Popular links not changing In reply to
Here's my question and reply from support.

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COOL LINKS NOT UPDATING
I was unable to get Cool Links page to display any items (Links SQL
2.2.1) until I found a that said to do a "Repair Tables" via the admin.

I am running dynamically.
As soon as I did the repair, my cool links showed up.

Is this a bug? Or am I "suppossed" to have to update them manually?

Please advise.

Yep, this is a bug, on sites that need this often, we setup nph-repair
on a cron job. It will be fixed in the next version.
RGB World, Inc. - Software & Web Development.
rgbworld.com
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Re: [rgbworld] Popular links not changing In reply to
Thanks.

I guess Gossamer Links 3.0 will have this fixed.

Regards.

UnReal Network
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Re: [deadroot] Popular links not changing In reply to
Bugs usually are fixed in next minor release (v2.2.2?).
I guess you will not have to wait until v3.0.

Best regards,
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webmaster33: Feb 8, 2005, 12:37 PM
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Re: [webmaster33] Popular links not changing In reply to
Yes, but don't really know will there be any other version before 3.0.

Regards.

UnReal Network
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Re: [rgbworld] Popular links not changing In reply to
Actually, this is not really a bug. It's more of a design issue, since Links was originally designed to work in statically built pages. The proper method of updating the new/cool/popular pages is to run nph-build.cgi --flags daily. This unfortunately is not documented, but it's added to our todo list.

This however, won't be changed in 3.0 since it would require a huge change in how all this works and we want to keep as much compatibility in 3.x with 2.x as possible.

Adrian
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Re: [brewt] Popular links not changing In reply to
Would possible to add a flag check call for dynamic pages. You could fork an nph-build.cgi --flags call (or better call the internal function directly). This can be timed to do daily or more often as needed. That's called event based start/initialization, and I use in my Personal Ad service to expire records and do backups periodically.

Cron based solution is another possible way, of course. But not everybody has a host, which supports cron.

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