[Mediawiki-l] how to incorporate image files on a local wiki installation.

Jean Xu john.xu.1982 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 20:22:45 UTC 2006

I have installed MediaWiki 1.5.6 on my machine and after importing the article 
dumps (en), it all seems to be fine, and I also have done the index 
rebuilding. But I have some problems incorporating the image files which is 
around 76G in total.

I put the untarred files in the images directory (images/1/10,......). When I 
tried to do a sql execution of the file images.sql.gz through MySQL Query 
Browser (decompressed images.sql), it keeps telling me there's some syntax 
errors (it did added a few entries into the image table, but left the majority 
undone, which is weird even more). and when i try to do this through 
phpmyadmin, it just hangs with apache using full CPU. Is it might be the 
insert statement is too long (really long indeed) and therefore there's some 
memory overrun or setting incompatibility? 

If I manually edit the entries in image and imagelinks table, and place 
relevant image file in its md5 calculated directory, everything seems fine 
including the thumbnailing. So my guess is the problem is on the "sql" part.

I have apache 2, php 4.4, mysql 4.0.18


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