I recently dumped (well, someone else dumped it) the data from a
MediaWiki database stored in a MySQL v3.23.58 server and imported it
into a v4.0.21 server.
I noticed on the new instance of the wiki, running on MySQL v4.0.21,
that there were some pages where the text wasn't displaying properly
and on Editing the page, the 'bad' data was replaced with a number of
question marks. Without saving the Edit, I noticed that characters in
the database were garbled (I temporarily do not have access to the
original site so I can't verify the exact original data but it was
served correctly there just before that server was taken off-line and
the dump produced.) and that the "garbling" originated in the dump file
(probably created in the dump process).
Is this a known issue and is there a way to prevent/correct it? I know
that MySQL v4.0.x is recommended for MediaWiki but the reasons given
seem to be related to performance.
I saw a note in the list archive related to similar issues with MySQL
but I'm not certain this is exactly the same issue since the dump
didn't actually turn them into question marks and I can't positively
identify the characters from the original database that were corrupted.
I think one of them was 0xe8 or 0xe9 (è or é, if those display
correctly in this email -- è or é in HTML encoding) but,
being a hopeless English speaking monoglot, I don't know for sure which
would have been used.
I am trying to install a local copy of MediaWiki with the March 8th
database from the download server and I am having a problem with rewrites.
I'm following the instructions loated here:
(I have my own server so changing settings is not an issue)
I've gone ahead and installed MediaWiki under a subdomain as suggested
within the rewrite page and made the change within the LocalSettings.php
file. I have also gone ahead and edited local httpd.conf for the domain
to add the following:
and did a restart afterwards.
The strange thing though is that links on the home page such as:
when clicked on. (Notice the capital I in index.php) I'd imagine that
this is causing the Alias to be thrown off and not work. I'm assuming
that MediaWiki is thinking that the index.php is the same as an article
which would explain the capitalization. (If you follow the link above, it
leads to an article labeled "Index.php/Mine" which, of course, doesn't
On the discussion page of the rewrite rule, there's no mention of this and
I'm not aware of any search function of this mailing list. I've double
checked the LocalSettings.php file, the .htaccess file, etc. but nothing
jumps out at me.
Anyone care to make a suggestion?
Alistair Johnson wrote:
> in localsettings.php
> # Limit creation of new user accounts to staff with admin access
> $wgWhitelistAccount = array ( "sysop" => 1, "developer" => 1);
Note that when you do this (in version 1.3.11 at least), existing users
who are neither a sysop nor a developer are not permitted to set their
own password; all they can do is have a new random password mailed to them.
I hacked my MediaWiki installation to distinguish between "anonymous"
and "user" entries in the $wgWhitelistAccount array, which permits
existing registered users to create new accounts and also change their
own passwords. This isn't ideal, but it was much easier than hacking
the login page and was good enough for my installation.
I'll be happy to mail the patch to anyone who wants it, but for some
reason I can't get Thunderbird to include it in this message body
without line wrapping, and I believe this list will delete it as an
Podiabombastic: The tendency to shoot oneself in the foot.
I'm using the Mediawiki 1.4rc1 . I couldn't find the
There is no templates directory..
!!! Please Help !!!
>The main skeleton of pages is in templates/xhtml_slim.pt
>Beware when you play with it, it's not simple html. As you can see it is
>a little bit written to be interpreted by an engine (called phptal)
Karthik Gopalakrishnan wrote:
> I'm relatively to new to mediawiki. I'm planning to run a wiki in my
> local intranet using the wikipedia Database Dump. I know that full
> text search functionalaity is disabled. I want to remove the "Search"
> Button and just have the "Go" Button to search the articles. Which php
> file should I modify.
> !!! Please Help !!!
Okay, I've gotten pretty good at hacking away at MediaWiki, and could
probably find a way to do this, but I'm looking for the BEST way!
Especially the way that will require the least pain in future releases.
I want a totally "nude" article page, without discuss/edit/history/move
and ALL the other links, and no background. This will be dropped into a
table, which will contain a page header (which sets the background),
its own links down the side, and a page footer.
I looked around at the skins, and thought, "I need to start with the
simplest skin," but MySkin.php is essentially empty. Should I copy
this, and start overriding methods that provide non-article content
with NOPs? Or is there a better way to get just the article text?
Thanks in advance for all the hints and tips that I'm sure are coming!
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headache, and the night in drinking the wine that gives it. -- Göthe
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