[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] First 1.9 package and multisite configuration

Romain Beauxis toots at rastageeks.org
Sun Feb 4 19:30:18 CET 2007

	Hi all!

I have prepared a first mediawiki1.9 package. It should be reviewed and and 
uploaded ASAP to either unstable or experimental.

Until then, you can have a try with the package available at:

I have tested the package on my wikis, and the automatic upgrade on a fresh 
mediawiki1.7 install. You may read README.Debian since it gives informations 
on the include path that needs to be precised in order to allow  
configuration files to be located in /etc/mediawiki1.9 (bug #409434)

On this location, you can also find my scripts for multisite installations 
that have the good property to set up multisite wikis all based on the files 
at /usr/share/mediawiki1.x, allowing a transparent upgrade on the same 
version for all wikis.

They have been in production for many months now on my server and worked 
great. The basic of this is to use Fuse to set up a mixed mount point for 
each wikis that you want to set up, which mirrors the files located 
at /usr/share/mediawiki1.x unless they are specified as customisable. In the 
latter case, the files mirrored are located in a different place, specific 
for each wiki.

You can download a package at the same location stated above. You need to load 
the fuse module for this to work. Also, you may copy 
the /etc/mount.d/mediawiki1.8 to a /etc/mount.d/mediawiki1.9 for using it 
with a 1.9 mediawiki.

When the selective-loopback mount points have been mounted, you simply have to 
configure your web server to point at the mount points for each wikis.

The rich man's wealth is his strong city:
the destruction of the poor is their poverty.
- Proverbs 10:15
The rich man's wealth is in the city
Vexation of the soul is vanity
Destruction of the poor is their poverty
- Peter Tosh, Fools Die

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