[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Re: MediaWiki 1.5 status?

Romain Beauxis toots at rastageeks.org
Wed Oct 26 13:29:45 UTC 2005

Le Mercredi 26 Octobre 2005 08:21, Andreas Tille a écrit :
> I personally would be extremely unhappy if my WikiMedia data would not
> progress cleanly to the new WikiMedia software.


I've made a trivial 1.5.0 package and tried the upgrade script.
First of all, the php cli is NEEDED for the upgrade script itself...
Then I had big big issues connectiong to the DB, but I'm quite sure this was 
because I had made a dirty mediawiki first instalation ..

BTW everythin went well after I solved those issues, and I am acutally running 
the 1.5.0.
Could any one try the upgrade path? I can provide with the trivial package if 
you'd like, but it is exactly the same as running the upgrade on upstream 

My point on all of this is that the upgrade can NOT be automatized for many 
reasons. Among those are:
-- A backup is NEEDED and, up to my point this should be done carefully, that 
is to say manualy..
-- The upgrade scripts do no claim to be perfect.
-- Some parameters needs to me manualy changed and I feel it difficult and 
dangerous to script some substitutions automaticaly.

Then I think the 1.5.0 upgrade should stop its configuration in such a way 
that the adminnistrator can backup all its data, manually do the upgrade 
dance, and the finish the installation. What do you think of it?

They swapped my brother now, also, my sister too
for a drink of wine, so they could drink and be merry,
so they could drink and be merry.

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