Can someone ping this entry with a TrackBack? Let me know what (if any) error you get. A few folks have told me that my TB is broken and I seem to be getting way fewer TrackBacks that normal. I suspect it's related to my recent upgrade to MT 2.63 but am not sure where to begin debugging this yet.

I will have to search around a bit in the morning and see if this is some sort of known problem. Everything else went quite well with the upgrade from 2.21.


Update: I've patched MT. Let's see if that fixed it. Someone ping me again. :-)

Update #2: Duh. I pinged myself. It's fixed. Thanks to Phil's post in the MT support forum.

Posted by jzawodn at March 19, 2003 12:28 AM

Reader Comments
# Kevin said:

2003.03.19 10:07:20 XXXXXXXX Ping '' failed: Need a TrackBack ID (tb_id).

on March 19, 2003 02:08 AM
# marcus said:

I get the same message as kevin:
2003.03.19 11:10:26 Ping '' failed: Need a TrackBack ID (tb_id).

on March 19, 2003 03:13 AM
# Phil Ringnalda said:

First two thoughts: make sure that you did get lib/MT/App/ upgraded (right at the start it should have a _get_params sub that first looks for a tb_id query string param, and if it doesn't find one looks for path_info), and also, does your server pass on path_info? 2.6x just blithly assumes that mt_tb.cgi/557 will call mt_tb.cgi with /557 in the path_info environment variable, but from what I hear IIS will either call mt_tb.cgi without path_info, or just look for a file named 557 in the mt_tb.cgi directory, and there may well be other servers/configs that don't like it either. If that's the problem, you can just change a couple of slashes to '?tb_id=' in (see this support forum thread) to go back to publishing the old-style TrackBack URLs.

on March 19, 2003 08:47 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Bingo! Thanks.

I think you're on to it. I use cgiwrap behind the scenes via mod_rewrite so that MT runs as a special user. I bet it gets lost in there.

on March 19, 2003 10:35 AM
# Geodog said:

Pinged you at 12:32 PST, per your request.

on March 19, 2003 12:32 PM
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on August 19, 2005 03:13 PM
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