[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] MW 1.16.0 for experimental

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Tue Aug 3 07:43:25 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2 Aug 2010, Jonathan Wiltshire wrote:

> but during an upgrade from the 1.15.x series the database user only has these

Do you consider that people may using it with PostgreSQL too?

>  - debconf prompts for the root details and wiki db user and changes it
>    first (but the user running the upgrade might not know the wiki db
>    username or have it to hand)

That, and there may not be an installation at all (for example, when
using FusionForge’s gforge-plugin-mediawiki, the software is pulled
in as dependency but the stand-alone mediawiki isn’t usually used,
although there’s nothing preventing people from doing so). At FF,
Roland is also still pondering how to best run those scripts…

>  - we do nothing, the user does the normal web-based upgrade

Does the www-data user need write permissions for that to happen?

> If you have a better one I'd love to hear it. Whatever happens, the
> 'wikidb' user or whatever else the user has chosen is going to start
> needing full access to the database from 1.16 onwards, if this release is
> anything to go by.

Interesting… thanks.

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