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[regression] Deleting a page on old Vector takes you to new Vector
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List of steps to reproduce: Try to delete any page on a wiki at .19 using old Vector

What happens?: The user is taken to new Vector, even if they were using the old one

What should have happened instead?: The user should stay on old vector

Software version (if not a Wikimedia wiki), browser information, screenshots, other information, etc.: 1.38.0-wmf.19, testwiki. Not reproduced at ptwiki (.18), Chrome. Screen capture at testwiki provided by @Urbanecm

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Urbanecm triaged this task as Unbreak Now! priority.Jan 27 2022, 5:45 PM

This is a very noticeable (and disruptive) regression in Vector (the most used skin as-of today, I think). Tentatively triaging as train blocker, feel free to remove if you don't think that's required.

Is the user permanently stuck on Vector v2 or just for that one pageview?

This is not reproducible (as described) on (1.38.0-wmf.19) which should be same version as the Test wiki.

I'd say if all it does is make the UI look a bit strange after page deletion, there's no need to block the train.

Apologies I missed this in the shuffle earlier. I think I agree this shouldn't block the train today if it's only a single-pageview weirdness without other consequences, but it does seem like it'd be ideal to backport a fix.

I'm removing this as a blocker for now; if I'm mistaken and this is more disruptive to workflows than I think, please re-add.

Jdlrobson lowered the priority of this task from Unbreak Now! to High.EditedJan 27 2022, 6:59 PM
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Yes this shouldn't block the train. This might be related to the current skin migration I'm working on (T299927) so I'll look into this. Do we have any reports outside test wikipedia?

Note T299927 will be completed next week, so a backport is not likely urgent unless we hear that this is happening on a production wiki.

I can replicate this on test wikipedia but not locally.

My guess is that there is something going wrong with the user object in the deletion workflow on test.wikikipedia as this is only possible if a lookup on the 'VectorSkinVersion' fails.

The relevant code (simplified for readability is):

			) // this is '2' for

Does test wikipedia have any hooks which interfere with RequestContext::getMain()->getUser() or any preferences set on it that are not running on the beta cluster ?

The good news is this will be fixed by next Thursday without any changes due to T299927.

This doesn't seem to relate to Vector's code but I've added T299927 as a subtask.