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[FIXED] Bug in IMDb People plugin
« on: August 05, 2011, 07:49:22 pm »
If Download image is set in the IMDb configuration, the plugin will now improperly record an image URL in the URL field and delete the filmography data. Once the bad URL is recorded, the record cannot be updated—even if Download image is not set—until that URL is removed. The problem is compounded by the fact the IMDb Movie and People plugins share the same configuration settings.

Since the Movie plugin has recently been fixed for a similar issue, there's a significant risk users will use the People plugin to update many records—with Download image on—now that the Movie plugin works with it on. Once that happens, recovery would require one of...

  • Finding all affected records (search 'All'—as there's no facility for searching the URL field), manually deleting the bad URL and updating the record (with Download image off).
  • Rebuilding the database by deleting all people, updating all movies to add the people, then updating all the people.
  • Restore from a backup made prior to when the corruption occurred.

Unless #2 is something one might want to do anyway, I would expect #3 to be the only practical solution. But many users will not have good backup. Hopefully, nostra will be able to fix this soon. In the meantime...

Do not run the People plugin on multiple records unless you are certain Download image is off. Remember that if this is set on for the Movie plugin, it's also on for the People plugin!
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Re: NASTY bug in IMDb People plugin!
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2011, 08:20:58 pm »
This is a very important announcement, which is good to know before you do any updating of data with any IMDB plugin.
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Re: NASTY bug in IMDb People plugin!
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2011, 12:53:14 am »
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