[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] MW 1.16.0 for experimental

Jonathan Wiltshire debian at jwiltshire.org.uk
Fri Aug 6 18:29:11 UTC 2010

On Mon, Aug 02, 2010 at 02:50:01PM -0500, Romain Beauxis wrote:
> Le lundi 2 août 2010 14:32:26, Jonathan Wiltshire a écrit :
> > I've spent a couple of days investigating the new upstream release series
> > and it's in fairly good shape. There's one upgrade point I'd like some help
> > with.
> > 
> > Upstream provides a maintenance script to do the database upgrade at the
> > command line, and simultaneously does away with $wgDBadminuser and friends
> > (using just $wgDBuser etc for everything).  Therefore I intend to call it
> > during postinst so the administrator doesn't have to do this manually.
> Hmmm.. I had avoided this for many reasons so far, mostly because I'd rather 
> prefer the user to manually save its database and run the script himself after
> this. 
> I am not really convinced debconf is meant for that and trying to have a safe 
> process can be really complicated.

I'm inclined to agree - debconf is my least favourite solution to this

In any case, now that there is a freeze 1.16.0 isn't a candidate any more
anyway, so I'm going to put this on ice until after squeeze.

Jonathan Wiltshire

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