$wgDBtransactions gets set to true if using InnoDB tables. Is there
an advantage to using InnoDB tables?
The disadvantage is that with MySQL there is a file, ibdata1, that
seems to grow endlessly if InnoDB tables are used. See
We're wondering if we should just convert everything to MyISAM. Any
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I want to moving all pages in a certain namespace (about 60 pages) into
the the "main" namespace. I couldn't find how to do this, so I tried
exporting the pages and importing them and I ran into all sorts of
problems. Is there a way to do what I want without using the import and
export features (and without having to move each of them manually)?
When I search after some terms, which have not been defined yet, or after editing an entry (but not always???), I get the following error message:
For query "sales"
Jump to: navigation, search
A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was:
(SQL query hidden)
from within function "". MySQL returned error "1030: Got error 127 from storage engine (localhost)".
Has anybody had this error before? How may I fix it?
Thanks a lot in advance for your help and best regards,
P.S: I found a similar message at the The Wikitech-l Archives, but in my case no table name was written, so what shall I do????
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I am building a web site for a family member who is in the process
of completing a PhD and MediaWiki looks like the ideal CMS to use
as they will be able to update their own web site (delegation is
always important :-)
1) There may be a need to have certain pages in multiple languages.
Is the best way to do this for a small site is to add a language
identifier to the page title eg:
here is the CV in [[CV.en|English]] or in [[CV.nl|Dutch]].
Is there a way to do this and still have a more readable title eg
"English CV" rathern than "CV.en"?
2) I see from the LocalSettings.php that it is possible to prevent
access to certain pages for users who are not logged in. Do I
need to list all the pages I want blocked or is it possible
to do wildcards eg internal*
I'm pleased to announce that a new O'Reilly book, titled "MediaWiki", will
be published later this year. I am the author. The focus is on practical
knowledge ("what you really need to know") to be an effective MediaWiki
reader, author, sysop, and site administrator. It's not a comprehensive
reference; anything "comprehensive" would be outdated in six months....
The book is nearly complete, but if there are critical topics you'd like to
see covered, please email any suggestions to dbarrett(a)oreilly.com.
Also, I am looking for 2-3 people to join the book's technical review team,
to read the book in advance and offer comments and criticism. This
includes beginners too! If interested, please email me directly at
dbarrett(a)oreilly.com (do not hit "reply") and answer these questions:
1. Will you be available to review the book during the first two weeks of
June 2008? (The actual review period will be one week long, and you'll
need to be reachable by email during that time.)
2. What is your level of expertise with MediaWiki? (Casual reader, article
writer, template creator, wiki sysop, MediaWiki site administrator,
extension developer, Wikimedia developer, etc.)
3. Do you have access to a MediaWiki system where you can install
4. Would you be willing to install MediaWiki on a computer that isn't
running it today? If so, would it run Linux, Windows, Macintosh, or other
(please describe it)?
Tech reviewers will receive a "thank you" in the book, a free copy of the
book, and a one-time payment.
Thanks very much.
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I did clear out the "ss_total_edits" value from the site_stats table.
verified that ss_total_edits was in fact 0 at this point.
However, when I accessed the wiki again, the count of edits went
right back to what it used to be (52 edits, in this case).
So some other logic must be resetting it from another table value, but
I cannot figure out what it is.
Do you know how it works ?
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 23:59:51 +0200
From: Platonides <Platonides(a)gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] Question about Special::Statistics Page
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
Rowe, Dolores A wrote:
> Hi there,
> I have a project that wants to reset these numbers from the
> Special::Statistics Page of
> their 1.9.3 wiki.
> Does anyone know how ?
> "There have been a total of 1 page view, and 52 page edits since
> was setup. That comes to 10.40 average edits per page, and 0.02 views
> per edit."
They're simply values at the site_stats table. Just change them with
your favourite SQL editing tool.
Lori (Dolores) Rowe
Web Administrator / DataDrill /
Software Engineering Tools and Environments
We are currently running MediaWiki v8.2, FreeBSD 4.8, PHP 5.2.2, MySQL
5.0.45. Our hosting provider is strongly suggesting that we upgrade
the O/S to FreeBSD 6.2. The hosting provider is recommending that we
use PBMPLUS library for image handling instead of ImageMagick since
the ImageMagick library is far less efficient than previous versions
when handling .GIF files. Alternatively, they are suggesting that we
could continue to use ImageMagick but with other image formats. Is
PBMPLUS compatible with MediaWiki? If not, what do you recommend?
Center for Media and Democracy
I want to make a quick off-topic post to invite MediaWiki admins, users,
and developers to the upcoming RecentChangesCamp in Palo Alto, CA, from
May 9-11. RCC is the world-wide "unconference" for wiki people, and this
year's event is coming up fast.
RecentChangesCamp is a 3-day weekend event, free of charge to all
participants (thanks, sponsors!). Please RSVP on the wiki so we can plan
food, space, and other resources accordingly:
(If you check that list, you'll see a lot of the people working on or
with MediaWiki. This really is your chance to talk to them face-to-face.)
Thanks to all,