[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Fwd: Re: MediaWiki tarballs and the WMF

Roland Mas lolando at debian.org
Wed Jun 13 13:16:53 UTC 2012

Platonides, 2012-06-11 21:33:50 +0200 :


> I'm unsure how it should be dealt with. I first thought the table should
> be converted on upgrading MediaWiki. But the problem is not upgrading
> MediaWiki, but postgresql.

  The MediaWiki package could add a trigger and recompute the FTS
indices when PostgreSQL is upgraded, but that's rather heavy-handed.

> Moreover, $wgDBversion will probably be autodetected, so we can't even
> check for an existing $wgDBversion with an old value.
> An unsuspecting user upgrading PostgreSQL would equally have the search
> failure.
> Do you know if there is a way to detect the format used by searchindex ?

  Not as far as I know; the lemmatisation functions behave differently
but produce results that are of the same "type" and not distinguishable
(except via their contents).

Roland Mas
Indépendant en informatique libre -- Free software freelance


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