Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#185 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Incorrect last_updated date in plugin API

Reported by: sergeybiryukov's profile SergeyBiryukov Owned by: coffee2code's profile coffee2code
Milestone: Priority: normal
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Description (last modified by SergeyBiryukov)

Just noticed a weird thing in plugin API:

$api = plugins_api( 'plugin_information', array( 'slug' => 'all-in-one-seo-pack' ) );
echo $api->last_updated;

This currently returns 1969-12-31, and results in "Last Updated: 44 years ago" message in plugin update dialog in the admin.

The plugin directory says "Last Updated: 2013-9-6", however the current latest changeset was in August.

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Change History (5)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
11 years ago

  • Description modified (diff)

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
11 years ago

Saw a similar error in the Plugins Trac: meta-185.plugins-trac.png (note the Age column). Clicking any of the files on the left results in the error message: "No changeset 10993 in the repository".

#3 @coffee2code
11 years ago

  • Owner set to coffee2code
  • Status changed from new to accepted

#4 @coffee2code
11 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

This issue has been fixed for the originally mentioned plugin and the less than two dozen others with the same issue.

It looked like some sort of transient issue caused their last-updated dates to fail to set properly, so the UNIX epoch time (the default) was the result. Very few were affected and none have exhibited the issue in the few days since I fixed it. The plugins didn't share anything in common in terms of age, size, number or frequency of commits, number of tags, time of their last update, authors, etc.

As for what was raised in comment 2, that's a different issue. It looks at though the trac DB may have corrupted records for commits ranging from 10001 through 13076. Only trac seems to be affected. The plugin shown in the screenshot ( has its plugin page properly generated and the code is available through SVN ( That warrants a separate ticket for systems to take a look at if anyone cares about those old commits through trac.

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