On Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 4:17 PM Jeffrey Walton <noloader(a)gmail.com> wrote:
We use CentOS 7. Red Hat supplies antique software. It offers Media
wiki 1.21, if I recall correctly. It is what it is. We had to take on
maintenance of Mediawiki because we wanted to offer newer features
users. Skins and extensions sometimes need something newer than what
the platform provides.
We've managed to update Apache, Python and PHP using SCL
However, we cannot get the MySQL update to work. We are stuck at MySQL
5.5.60. MySQL 5.5.60 was released April 2018.
MediaWiki requires MySQL 5.5.8 or greater. Well its not obvious, these
version numbers are not "decimal". i.e. 5.5.8 < 5.5.60, so 5.5.60
should work fine
If you encounter problems installing on mysql 5.5.60, it is a bug,
please tell us the errors you get (unless it was the error from your
We can't upgrade to to MW 1.31 due to CentOS's
MySQL. We tried to
install MW 1.31 but maintenance/update.sh died when trying to update
the database. We had to go to backup and restore the installation.
It is not just CentOS. Other OSes, like Ubuntu 14 LTS, are boxing
users. For example Ubuntu 14 provides MySQL 5.5.62
5.5.62 was released October 2018.
Earlier I said "We've managed to update Apache, Python and PHP...".
SCL does not offer Composer. Composer is an entirely new set of
hardships. SCL probably does not offer Composer because dev tools have
no business being on a production server. While you may think
'composer update' is easy, it took us a day and a half to work around
all the problems and exceptions.
Composer is part of the build process. You only need it if installing
from git. If downloading the official tarball release you don't need
composer (Some skins & extensions like to use composer, but most
Generally you probably don't want composer on your production server.
Typically people (who are using a git install) would use composer to
generate the dependencies on a staging server and copy them over to
production. For example, Wikimedia uses a git repo of the composer
dependencies ( https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/g/mediawiki/vendor
its production servers.
Please consider lowering the MySQL requirements. Most
helpful would be
to lower and freeze all requirements for the next 3 or 5 years.
Mysql 5.5.8 was released in 2010.