file module

Update #8700
•Failed: Drupal\Core\Field\FieldException: Field storage definition for 'type' could not be found. in Drupal\Core\Entity\Sql\SqlContentEntityStorageSchema->getEntitySchema() (line 979 of /var/www/xxxxxxx.com/core/lib/Drupal/Core/Entity/Sql/SqlContentEntityStorageSchema.php).

This message is shown after running update.php

I believe this is also related to a brand new problem we're having since the upgrade to 8.9.7 -- we can no longer add images.

Need advice for how to perform this update. At this point I just want it done, so even if I have to manually hack something I'm fine with that. I can revisit how to fix things properly once the site is working again.

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    This was asked before. Can't find it, might be closed and deleted. The core file entity doesn't have a field type, only the deprecated module File Entity. See this issue drupal.org/project/file_entity/issues/3060204
    – 4uk4
    Oct 16, 2020 at 13:17

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This is probably connected to the module File Entity.

You find a patch in this issue:


  • I might just be tired today... I don't have file_entity installed! Oct 16, 2020 at 15:46

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