[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] MW 1.16.0 for experimental

Jonathan Wiltshire debian at jwiltshire.org.uk
Fri Aug 6 18:43:19 UTC 2010

On Tue, Aug 03, 2010 at 09:43:25AM +0200, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> 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?

Yes, I haven't had chance yet to investigate this path yet.

> >  - 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…

Hmm, I think this case is up to gforge-plugin-mediawiki to take care of,
since I have no idea what else happens during this process.

> >  - we do nothing, the user does the normal web-based upgrade
> Does the www-data user need write permissions for that to happen?

In this iteration, no; that doesn't mean that it can't happen in the future
of course. But upstream seems to have been sensible enough to make all
changes in the tarball, I hope that's something we an rely on in the future

Jonathan Wiltshire

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