[Mediawiki-l] Upgrading from 1.26 to 1.3 - best way?

tic at tictric.net tic at tictric.net
Mon Jul 19 06:23:35 UTC 2004

> The standard upgrade method is to just install the new version; give it
> the existing database name/username/password and it should perform the
> necessary upgrade steps.
> You will need to first remove the old LocalSettings.php if you try to
> install over the same directory, and adapt any customizations to it to
> the new version.

I may add as a suggestion for frequent upgrading (besides backing up).
Install the new version to a new directory. Mv the old dir to .bak or so.
I have th images directory linked in (ln -s). This way it's easy way to  
keep the
old version if upgrading fails.


> BACK UP EVERYTHING FIRST -- your files and your database.
> (Keep in mind that 1.3 is currently marked as beta, in large part
> because there have been install issues that aren't fully worked out yet.
> On some configurations you may have trouble.)
>> 2. I don't find it very easy to search for support on the metawiki using
>> the search What's the easiest way of finding whether somebody has
>> answered my question about mediawiki previously?
> Google. Both meta and the mailing list archives should be indexed and
> reachable. (Try adding site:mail.wikipedia.org or
> site:meta.wikipedia.org to the google search to restrict results.)
> -- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)

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