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

Andreas Tille tillea at rki.de
Sun Nov 27 18:34:40 UTC 2005

On Sat, 26 Nov 2005, Romain Beauxis wrote:

> -- Simple mediawiki package upgrade -- not clever it seems..

A simple upgrade that breaks a running system is not acceptable.

> -- 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?

I could live with a situation that leaves my site offline for half
a day but the upgrade has to be safe and should not destroy any data.
I'm not sure whether I completely understand your later two options.

Kind regards



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