[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] On the way for upgrading to 1.5

Romain Beauxis toots at rastageeks.org
Sat Nov 26 15:19:51 UTC 2005

	Hi all!

Now that the stable releases of mediawiki have switched to 1.5, we are 
considering the upgrade of debian packages.

The tricky part of this upgrade is that it breaks the database compatibility 
and some configuration parameters, and any one who wnat to upgrade must first 
upgrade its DB and its config file. Also, the DB upgrade needs files that are 
in the 1.5 source and can take up to hours.

This is why we are slowly but seriously preparing this upgrade.

The question today is the way we should prepare it. They are many different 
way that can be used, and we thought that at least, we should ask you, the 
final users, for an advice. Here are the possibilities that have been 

-- Simple mediawiki package upgrade -- not clever it seems..
-- Set a new mediawiki-1.5 package with a lot of informations about the 
upgrade that may be manually installed when ready for the upgrade
-- Isolate the files used for DB upgrade to a mediawiki-1.5-upgrade-tools 
package that would allow one to work on the upgrade of a backup DB, while the 
main wiki would remain RO and also set up a mediawiki-1.5 package to 
installed when everything would be ok

What do you think would be easier for your upgrade?

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