[Mediawiki-l] interwiki peculiarity

Rob Church robchur at gmail.com
Sun Mar 26 01:54:36 UTC 2006

It does include a row for Wikipedia. As I noted in IRC, it doesn't
seem to want to work out of the box. As I further noted in IRC, for
some reason, when I truncate the table and reinsert entries manually
(as I do with my wikis) it starts working.

Rob Church

On 26/03/06, Rich Morin <rdm at cfcl.com> wrote:
> For some reason, the default interwiki table doesn't
> include an entry for Wikipedia.  I can think of two
> possible reasons for this:
>   *  The table is a snapshot of the one used for WP,
>      which never needs to refer to itself, so the
>      entry was simply omitted.
>   *  The Powers That Be don't _want_ it to be easy
>      to link to WP (?!?).
> Can someone clarify this for me?  And, if it's just
> an accidental omission, could someone find a way to
> include an entry?  I can't be the only MW user who
> likes to link to WP...
> -r
> P.S.  After getting a clue from Rob, I used the following
>       MySQL to insert a row in my own database:
>   % mysql -uroot -p
>   Password: ...
>   mysql> use mediawikidb_rdm
>   mysql> INSERT INTO rdm_interwiki
>          VALUES ('wp', 'http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1', 0, 0);
>   mysql>^D
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