[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Bug#386444: Pkg-mediawiki-devel post from schoepf-debian@gmx.de requires approval

Thomas Schoepf schoepf-debian at gmx.de
Fri Sep 15 12:21:04 UTC 2006

Hello Romain,

> The upgrade from 1.4 to 1.5 was not clear and not well documented, that
> is the main reason why we did not make it automatic, as well as the
> utf8 things.

Btw: Do you know whether upgrading from 1.4 directly to 1.7 works better?

> Thank for the feedback, we should update the documentation later.

I'd suggest to update the documenation earlier, because it e.g. ignores the fact that /var/lib/mediawiki1.5/LocalSettings.php and /var/lib/mediawiki1.5/AdminSettings.php are symlinks into /etc/mediawiki1.5 right after installing the package.

> Also, you should have tried with a symlink as I was proposing, because
> all the files, in fine, are in /var/lib/mediawiki not un share..

I guess you mean /var/lib/mediawiki1.5, right?

Of course, that raises the question why a (plain fresh installed) mediawiki1.5 is looking for /usr/share/mediawiki1.5/LocalSettings.php in the first place.

Using a symlink from /usr/share/mediawiki1.5/LocalSettings.php to /var/lib/mediawiki1.5/LocalSettings.php in fact changed the result. On trying to access the wiki instead of the usual front-page I get the error:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: wfgetmaincache() in /usr/share/mediawiki1.5/includes/Setup.php on line 109

Btw: /var/lib/mediawiki1.5/LocalSettings.php is not modified compared to /etc/mediawiki/LocalSettings.php

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