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Re: 404 errors turning into 500 errors through internal redirects

Rich Spott


You’ve just got to tear out *everything*. All this domain mapping and other things. Get down to a bare install of bp 1.0 using the default themes and wpmu 2.7.1.

I did that, took out all plugins except for buddypress 1.0, and changed the themes to the default buddypress theme, and default buddypress member theme, and used a vanilla .htaccess for wpmu 2.7.1.

Still got an internal redirect when Googlebot-Images came through and looks for something that is not there. I even recreated the error and was able to see the 500 error.

Did you remove your previous bp install from /mu-plugins? Why is it trying to get to an avatar image from there? I suspect it’s all your *other* addons in some combination with the upgrade to 2.7.1 from 1.x and the addition of bp into the mix that is causing your problems

Yes, I removed buddypress RC-1 from mu-plugins before proceeding with installing BP 1.0. I dont know why it is grabbing files that dont exist. But that’s not really why i’m worried about it, it’s more that if any sites links to tries to get a file that is not currently on the site, it creates a 500 error.

I didn’t upgrade from WPMU 1.x to 2.7.1, I went from 2.7 to 2.7.1, and 2.6.5 before that and basically following each and every update that there has been since 1.3.3 last april. Maybe it was confusing in the way I wrote it.

Take things back to a known, working state. Start with bare 1.x. Then upgrade to wpmu 2.7.1 incrementally. From everything I hear on the wpmu forums this is the recommended procedure. Jumping from 1.x to the latest version in one step isn’t recommended.

I went from WPMU 2.7 to 2.7.1, and it was working fine in 2.7 with BP RC-1

But I did have everything stripped out for a matter of 10 hours and i still got the same errors. I do know that some plugins leave tables in the database, should i drop those tables associated with a plugin and see if that works? Because even if I have a clean install of WPMU 2.7.1, then BP 1.0, i still have a database with all of the remnants of the old stuff.

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