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Renaming user causes conflicting usernames in deleted file histories
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Author: fetchcomms

Let's say a user uploads a file, the file is deleted, and the account is then renamed. When looking at Special:Undelete for the file page, the "File history" log entry shows the uploader's old username, while the "Page history" log shows the new username.

An example is

Page history

(del/undel) (diff) 09:41, 13 September 2006 . . Posuur (talk | contribs | block) ({{no rights reserved}} Source:

File history

(del/undel) 09:41, 13 September 2006 . . Ugur Olgun (talk | contribs | block) 200 × 158 (15,443 bytes) ({{no rights reserved}} Source:

The file was deleted in 2009; the user was renamed in 2010. "Posuur" is the new username.

I've checked a couple other renamed accounts' deleted file histories, and the same issue persists.

I'm not sure if this occurs when a file is deleted *after* the user's rename because I haven't yet found an example for that.

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Severity: minor
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bzimport created this task.Jan 1 2012, 4:10 AM

This is already fixed (bug 27737) but the fix helps only by new renames.

You can use this bug as request to fix the database for that rename, see bug 29757.

So this is only about incomplete rename of Ugur Olgun?

Fletcher: Could you answer comment 2, please?

Reedy added a comment.Jan 17 2013, 7:20 PM

mysql:wikiadmin@db63 [enwiki]> UPDATE filearchive SET fa_user_text='Posuur' where fa_user = '1932143' AND fa_user_text = 'Ugur Olgun';
Query OK, 28 rows affected (0.01 sec)
Rows matched: 28 Changed: 28 Warnings: 0