[Mediawiki-l] Hosed MediaWiki installation?

Emufarmers Sangly emufarmers at gmail.com
Sun Jan 28 01:28:00 UTC 2007

Are you sure you followed the update instructions correctly?  That's not the
only possibility, but it's probably a good place to look at first.

You uploaded the 1.6.9 files, replacing the existing ones, and then ran

On 1/27/07, Curulan Angelicos <curulan at clantitan.org> wrote:
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> Greetings all.
> I am posting here because I really have no idea where to look next. If
> there is a FAQ or some other resource that solves my problem, I will
> appreciate the linking and then I will no longer bother you with my
> questions. :)
> What has happened is that I attempted recently up upgrade an existing
> MediaWiki installation from version 1.6.7 to version 1.6.9. I was not
> the one who set up the installation, as I am a novice when it comes to
> PHP and SQL. Unfortunately, the person who set it up for me has been
> unreachable for the past six months.
> The upgrade process itself did not give me any obvious errors, however
> whenever I, or another user, try to update an article, we are given the
> error "Sorry! We could not process your edit due to a loss of session
> data. Please try again. If it still doesn't work, try logging out and
> logging back in."
> Logging out then re-logging has no effect; the error still occurs and no
> changes can be made to the wiki. Doing a complete file restore from a
> backup gives me the same issue. The wiki worked as expected before the
> attempted upgrade and downgrade.
> Now I come to the questions themselves: Might I have corrupted a file
> (or many) or CHMOD in the course of the update? If so, how would I fix
> this, since restoring to an earlier file-state does not correct the
> issue? If this is not the problem, might there have been damage to the
> SQL database somehow?
> My other question is (if it comes to this): How simple would to be to
> create a *brand new* MediaWiki installation using the data from the old
> database? Would it be recommended to use a new database for the tables?
> The current MediaWiki tables share a database with a phpMyFAQ
> installation -- could this be a problem as well?
> Apologies if I am wasting your time here, and if any of this is unclear,
> please ask and I will try to better explain.
> Thanks in advance!
> - - Tom
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