With Ecto working, I was able to post all the archived stuff from July 17 on; so I lost nothing but posted images. I had it all saved in Ecto’s cache.
So we’re now complete, in effect. Broken image links I’ll try to replace, though I may not get to all of them. But the work is all still here, and (shortly) completely backed up.
The Ecto problem was actually a Movable Type 3.2 bug.
In short, there’s a very minor problem in XMLRPCServer.pm. I looked at the code and the fix seemed to be moving a single line up before some particular is THING installed check in the perl code, which supports my notion that MT was looking for some package or other that my install didn’t have, but also didn’t need. That’s a guess, though.
In any case, I have a patched version of XMLRPCServer.pm installed, and am posting happily with ecto again. Six Apart (Movable Type’s owners) have not announced the fix/patch yet, I would assume because they’re testing it; I expect to see a release shortly.
This was the piece missing in MT 3.2 as far as I’m concerned; this was what stopped me cold with the blogging, because I’m so used to working in Ecto, I can’t blog any other way. With Ecto back, I should be able to update more.
That’s assuming I ever quit getting horribly depressed from reading Ray’s Katrina entries. It’s getting so I’m afraid to read the news…