Upgrading blog to WP 2.0 RC3

Bear with any barfage over the next few minutes. The upgrade went well on my desktop copy of the blog, so here goes a live update. Whee!

Update: Had a few moments of "oh, crap." when the WP back end stopped letting me in. Running /wp-admin/upgrade.php again, and nuking the cookies from my browser appear to have fixed that (but there is a "Bad request: Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. Request header field is missing colon separator." error message showing up in this editing form, and no "media" section is showing up... Uh, oh...

Update 2: Looks like it may be a weird cookie issue - admin and editing stuff work fine in Firefox, but Safari isn't happy, producing borked header error pages instead of anything in /wp-admin/ - I'll try a clean install rather than a copy-over-existing-files upgrade...

Update 3: Pretty sure there's something funky in the cookies being sent or stored as part of the WP admin side of things... If I delete all cookies excepty the "wordpresspass_#####" and "wordpressuser_####" cookies, I can get in just fine using Safari (as I can if I nuke all cookies). But it appears as though something in the dbx-postmeta cookie is corrupting something... Until that's fixed, I can use The Fox to edit. That's not so bad...

Update 4: Posted to the Wordpress Support forum, in case anyone else is having the same issue. Here are the details about the pesky dbx-postmeta cookie, as gleaned from Firefox's cookie inspector:

Value	}&
Host	www.darcynorman.net
Path	/
Secure	No
Expires	Thu, Dec 21, 2006 1:47:34 PM

Name	dbx-postmeta
Value	grabit=0-,1-,2-,3-,4-,5-,6-&advancedstuff=0-,1-,2-&extend=function (object) {
Host	www.darcynorman.net
Path	/wp-admin/
Secure	No
Expires	At End Of Session

Also, the Rich Text Editor that ships with WP 2.0 RC3 is pretty good, but fails miserably when trying to enter

... blocks..

Update 5: If you're using Spam Karma 2, there is an incompatibility with WP 2.0 - nothing serious, just that the comment counts on the main page don't get updated. There's a fix that takes care of the problem until the next Spam Karma release (2.1).

Update 6: WP 2.0 final has been released, and either the cookie bug/issue has been resolved, or it's gone away on it's own... Yay!


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