On December 31, 2018 a spammer got around our defenses and created
about 11,000 accounts and associated spam. I cleaned it manually using
https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/a/45486/40589 . Effectively, all
user_id>3 were deleted and orphaned pages were deleted.
I reset the AUTO_INCREMENT to 4 on user table. I then recreated two
admin accounts by hand using mysql command line. So user_id 4 and 5
are in use. This was done so I could delete all user_id>5 if the event
I did not set passwords for the admin users because I was not sure if
PASSWORD('XXX') was the correct format for Mediawiki. Now I am at:
# php maintenance/changePassword.php --user=AAAA --password=BBB...BBB
[f5796fb437053c310f59d201] [no req] MWException from line 4155 of
/var/www/html/w/includes/user/User.php: CAS update failed on
user_touched for user ID '4' (read from replica); the version of the
user to be saved is older than the current version.
At this point I have run update.php, rebuildall.php and performed a mysqlcheck:
mysqlcheck --all-databases --auto-repair --user=XXX--password=YYY
All the repair attempts are succeeding, but the problem still exists.
I've got a feeling I have not run the correct php script in
How do I fix whatever is wrong here?
Thanks in advance.