Are there any thoughts on managing updates of Mediawiki with git?
I'm not a developer... but I have flirted with the idea a bit. I program
occasionally here and there-- though my day job is totally unrelated.
I have played with git and I have a couple of Mediawiki installs
that are running from installs via git. I like that I can roll
forward and roll back easily.
Updates of the wiki in theory should be:
pathofwiki# git checkout 1.26.4
pathofwiki# php maintenance/update.php
What is opaque to me is the submodules.
The skins, extensions and external libraries have to be updated with
two or three commands... this is missing. I think it stems from gaps in
my knowledge about git.
git submodule update --init --recursive
If I try the above I get...
# git pull
You are not currently on a branch. Please specify which
branch you want to merge with. See git-pull(1) for details.
git pull <remote> <branch>
# git branch
* (detached from 1.26.4)
# git submodule update --init --recursive
seems to do nothing
Can someone enlighten me on this or point me to something like
"git for amateurs"?
Thanks in Advance,