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GoToSocial @gotosocial
Nov 11, 13:55

Because a few people have tried this already:

Please DO NOT try to replace another fedi instance with a GoToSocial deployment on the same domain, with the same username. This will almost certainly cause issues with federation due to public/private keys changing, and it is not something we support.

In the future, we’ll try to provide a proper migration path between GtS and other fedi servers. But in the meantime we recommend deploying GtS at a subdomain that hasn’t been in use yet, like fedi.[example.org] or social.[example.org].

Your enthusiasm about GtS is appreciated! But if you try to drop-in GtS in place of a preexisting fedi server, and things break, we will not be able to help you with them.

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Jawsh Mizzle @jawsh@fedi.jmizzle.com
Nov 19, 04:25

@gotosocial if you do this and end up with federation issues, having the admin of the instance refresh/refetch your profile does seem to fix things. I have a single user instance and one of the instances I federated with before switching to GoToSocial broke, once an admin did this things began working correctly again. So now I need to find a way to create a list of the instances I federate with so I can request their admins refresh my profile and use the new keys.

Nov 19, 2022, 04:25
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nyanotech @nyanotech@catgirl.download
Nov 12, 11:42

@gotosocial "host", "account-domain" or both?

Nov 12, 2022, 11:42
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GoToSocial @gotosocial
Nov 12, 11:57

@nyanotech both should be different, to be safe

Nov 12, 2022, 11:57
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microblogpub @dev@microblog.pub
Nov 12, 09:20

@gotosocial@gts.superseriousbusiness.org This is a good PSA 😺, I think it applies to almost all servers/implementations.

I did add a tweak to re-fetch/refresh the key in case of invalid signatures in microblogpub to help with this issue.

Nov 12, 2022, 09:20
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Jawsh Mizzle @jawsh@fedi.jmizzle.com
Nov 11, 19:16

@gotosocial
whoopsie daisy! I recently replaced my #Pleroma instance with #GoToSocial and originally I think I had #Mastodon on this domain. 😂
On a local machine and 2 different VPS'
It's a single user instance so I suppose things will only break for me.

Nov 11, 2022, 19:16
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fredrik @fredrik@social.nerdiverset.no
Nov 11, 19:22

@gotosocial but, where is the fun in nothing breaking?

Nov 11, 2022, 19:22
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berkes @berkes@say.berk.es
Nov 11, 17:04

@gotosocial would it help if there’s a feature (env var or arg) to set the private key (in future)? Is that a feature worth for the issue-tracker?

Nov 11, 2022, 17:04
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GoToSocial @gotosocial
Nov 11, 17:14

@berkes maybe it’s something we could do in the future as part of the migration stuff, but it won’t be a priority until we’re out of alpha :P we don’t wanna encourage people at this point to switch completely from other fedi implementations to GtS because loads of stuff just isn’t ready yet

Nov 11, 2022, 17:14
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Michal @michal@kottman.xyz
Nov 11, 17:49

@gotosocial @berkes I've been trying out to "port" the data (including keys) from Mastodon to GTS on some local instances, but I *can't test federation on private IPs* due to [1] :)

[1] github.com/superseriousbusines

Nov 11, 2022, 17:49
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Rune @rune@mcd.dk
Nov 11, 14:14

@gotosocial Does using a new subdomain with a webfinger from the old domain work?

Nov 11, 2022, 14:14
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weird dinosaur 🐲 @pastelpunkbandit@kittycat.homes
Nov 11, 14:10

@gotosocial i think people shuld do it to cause problems on purpose

Nov 11, 2022, 14:10
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GoToSocial @gotosocial
Nov 11, 14:10

@pastelpunkbandit sad sloth noises

Nov 11, 2022, 14:10
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rmdes @rmdes@mstdn.social
Nov 11, 14:00

@gotosocial curious to know about the same/related question from a Mastodon to Mastodon point of view.

Imagine you host an instance for a few months with only few users, then admin bork the install, leaving you with no other choice but to reinstall from scratch on same domain..

What happens to previously created accounts & exchange keys?.
Do old followers get your content when the instance reboot and the same users get created?

This is an actual use case I have to deal with.

Nov 11, 2022, 14:00
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GoToSocial @gotosocial
Nov 11, 14:03

@rmdes sounds like a question you should tag with #MastoDev and #MastoAdmin for help!

Nov 11, 2022, 14:03
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rmdes @rmdes@mstdn.social
Nov 11, 13:57

@gotosocial that's a very good thing to know in advance, thanks!
So glad I haven't had any self-hosted instance under my domain yet, which leaves me options to try hosting my own server and use the move Mastodon features to redirect people to my new account. Can't wait to try!

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