[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Bug#881160: please package mediawiki extension

Kunal Mehta legoktm at member.fsf.org
Mon Nov 27 07:45:13 UTC 2017


On Wed, 8 Nov 2017 12:45:39 +0100 Daniel Baumann
<daniel.baumann at progress-linux.org> wrote:
> we're trying to use your package, however, there's nothing
> /usr/share/mediawiki/extensions*/Math/extension.json or the like.
> I gather from the ITP that this is on purpose.. hence.. here my wishlist
> report: it would be nice if you could add the extension so it can be
> used in mediawiki.

It was on purpose at the time, but I think we can package the extension
itself for Buster.

However, upstream does plan on dropping[1] the OCaml texvc binary that
currently generates math images in favor of a nodejs renderer called
"mathoid", which I have no intention of packaging due to the complexity.
If that happens in time for the next MediaWiki LTS (1.31 in May/June
2018) then I don't plan on maintaining texvc or the Math extension in
Debian and will ask for its removal.

[1] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T74240

-- Kunal

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