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Unable to delete most linked to pages
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Author: wiki.bugzilla

At the moment we're unable to delete some pages that have many thousands of
links to them, at least on de.wikipedia and for a couple of days now (tested by
many sysops under different individual conditions - without any success
(only deletion of some revisions is needed, of course).

This is the case for top ranked pages on [[de:Spezial:Mostlinked]], e.g. for
[[de:Deutschland]] (25,364 links), linked to from nearly all articles with german
topics, and for [[de:Free Software Foundation]] (49,280 links), linked to mainly
from GFDL templates.

But the number of links seems not to be the only factor, because I was able to
delete the "USA" today ;-) what is actually a redirect with 27,695 links to -
just a little more than to "Deutschland".

And not even removing the links to the FSF article from the GFDL templates
doesn't have an effect.

Note: The ususal error message is such as:
Request: POST,
from via (squid/2.5.STABLE12) to ([unknown])
Error: ERR_ZERO_SIZE_OBJECT, errno [No Error] at Tue, 07 Feb 2006 03:05:34 GMT

Version: 1.6.x
Severity: normal



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See bug 3576 for proper revision deletion, which is what you actually want to

See bug 4857 for purge queue, which would make the page deletable in the case that
that were actually desirable.

Original issue solved (duplicate of bug 4857).