Nextcloud upgrade to 20.0, blank page

olafz

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Hi,

I have upgraded the nextcloud package to version 20.0 and get a blank web page after logging in. There are no errors in the logs. Deinstalling and installing again did not help. What went wrong here? And where can I download the previous 19.0.x package file?
 

Oclair

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I tend to be extremely selective which PHP projects found in ports I use to upgrade/update. Usually I install the Nexcloud port only to load in preqs and then rename the directory and then pkg delete nextcloud and then perform all updates via the built in Nexcloud cli system.

sudo -u www php occ upgrade
as per https://docs.nextcloud.com/server/20/admin_manual/maintenance/manual_upgrade.html

Basically there is simply no way that the FreeBSD Port is going to be as effective and percise as the Nextcloud team is for updating.

Your problem sounds like a simple issue, an app is causing a php error because the port did not check/disable/upgrade apps before upgrading the server.

The dependency issues associated within nextcloud mean for me that I NEVER would use the port to update nextcloud, ONLY install it and load into the system preqs.

Basically You should not ask for Nextcloud support here in the FreeBSD forums but rather here:

I've always resolved my FreeBSD Nextcloud issues on their forums!
Good Luck and Happy Cloud Computing!
OC
 

Datapanic

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You might find out what's happening by enabling some of the debug settings in /usr/local/etc/php.ini, specifically:
Code:
display_startup_errors = On
 
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olafz

olafz

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Thank you both for your comments! I have checked for PHP errors already, there were none.

Usually I rely on the packages as a trustworthy source of quality software. But of course upstream bugs can appear in packages.

I have checked my browser's developer console and have gotten a bunch of errors like "unexpected character at line 1 in foobar.js".

I think I will remove the package version and install Nextcloud "from scratch" with a fresh database. I am lucky, I am the only user of it.
 

Lamia

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Check Nextcloud log.
Edit the config file for Nextcloud changing it from maintenance mode = true to false.
Look up freshports for update info/change log.
If problem persists, try the other upgrade method - pkg vs postmaster.
 

Oclair

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Did you run the [BGCOLOR=#dee3e7] occ upgrade[/BGCOLOR] command ?
But that circumvents the port.... If you use that then please remove the Nextcloud related ports as Nextcloud is now managing maintenance. (Which is why you NEVER use the default /usr/local/www/Nextcloud directory for a live system anyways... Copy and rename it...)

Note: It seems to me the only thing I encountered with Nextcloud which are unique to FreeBSD is how it polls system memory in the admin interface, perhaps setting up cron and Nginx but that's it. Nextcloud is a fairly straight forward PHP project using a database server. All those aspects should be handled with them and kept away from this forum, so the Nextcloud project benifits from the FreeBSD users interaction with their community.
 

monwarez

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But that circumvents the port.... If you use that then please remove the Nextcloud related ports as Nextcloud is now managing maintenance.
This is what the port suggest during major upgrade. And if you just upgrade with pkg you will have to upgrade with the web interface anyways.
On upgrade:
After a version migration you should upgrade your nextcloud instance
using command line:

cd /usr/local/www/nextcloud
su -m www -c "php ./occ upgrade"
 

Oclair

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This is what the port suggest during major upgrade. And if you just upgrade with pkg you will have to upgrade with the web interface anyways.

I fail to understand why the port is required after installing the preqs

Safe practice is learn how to use the project from https://www.nextcloud.com which will maintain and fetch the needed files.

Do not try this, instead understand it
mv /usr/local/www/nextcloud /usr/local/www/nextcloudSAFE && pkg delete nextcloud && mv /usr/local/www/nextcloudSAFE /usr/local/www/nextcloud

now fetching and updating your ports will no longer hose Nextcloud
 

Oclair

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Additionally, I highly suggest NOT using the web interface to perform updates, instead CLI is your friend
(Why use CLI? Nginx/apache times out because the web interface is not dynamic and times out, which is great because if it didn't the web server would be sensitive to DOS attacks)

Things such as
Code:
sudo -u www php occ upgrade

and
Code:
 sudo -u www php updater/updater.phar --no-interaction


are invaluable

 

forquare

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Do not try this, instead understand it
mv /usr/local/www/nextcloud /usr/local/www/nextcloudSAFE && pkg delete nextcloud && mv /usr/local/www/nextcloudSAFE /usr/local/www/nextcloud

If you do this you will need to mark www/nextcloud's dependencies as non-automatic, as otherwise when you do a pkg autoremove to remove unused packages the dependencies will be removed.

Code:
sudo -u www php occ upgrade

and
Code:
 sudo -u www php updater/updater.phar --no-interaction

And for anyone that doesn't install security/sudo onto their FreeBSD boxes, this will achieve the same thing:
Code:
su -m www -c "php occ upgrade"
 

Oclair

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If you do this you will need to mark www/nextcloud's dependencies as non-automatic, as otherwise when you do a pkg autoremove to remove unused packages the dependencies will be removed.

Php projects which perform their own updates residing in ports is unsupportable in implementation, perhaps the quoted text needs to be added to the Nextcloud port lol
 
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