[Mediawiki-l] generateSitemap.php

Lonny lonny at appropedia.org
Sat Sep 13 05:33:13 UTC 2008


This is how we got the generateSitemap.php to work at Appropedia -
http://forum.appropedia.org/blog/finally-working-mediawiki-sitemap

Hope it helps.

Good luck,
Lonny

On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 1:24 AM, The Gadget Doctor <
mediawiki at thegadgetdoctor.com> wrote:

> I've wanted to write a reply but been short of time.
>
> I'm using generateSitemap.php every night via a cron job but it isn't easy.
>
> First off I never got any of the php maintainance scripts to run reliably
> on
> shared hosts via PHPShell (I was on LunarPages) but that might have been
> just me. I'm now on a VPS so I have shell access and things that I had
> pulled my hair out on shared hosting are now simple: using SVN to update,
> runing update.php etc.
>
> You might have some luck running scripts via cron. I did manage this a
> couple of times on lunarpages but setting this up is a real pain, waiting a
> minute for them to run and then checking email for feedback. Painful.
>
> As for generateSitemap.php it has some bugs. I've patched mine, submitted
> my
> patch to bugzilla but don't really know what more to do. In particular I
> found it not working properly for giving the full path to sub-sitemaps in
> the index sitemap. I fixed this with an extra command line option letting
> me
> specify a full path. There's probably some server variable and regexp I
> could have deduced but I only have one life and I'd rather just slap
> something in a command line.
>
> The bug I've worked around is here:
> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9675
>
> You can also find my version of the file attached to that post.
>
> The current version also gives every link the same priority. It would be
> nice if it didn't as this makes google upset. I haven't had the energy or
> spare time to look into this but it would propbably be easy-ish to set the
> priority based on number of views.
>
> I hope someo of that helps.
>
> GD
>
>
>
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 9:46 PM, Andrew Miller <andrew at richmondwiki.org
> >wrote:
>
> > That's what I was afraid of. Thanks for the input, that helps me narrow
> > down
> > the list of potential problems.
> >
> > I will keep investigating sitemap generation tools and report anything
> > worthwhile.
> >
> > Andrew
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 1:55 PM, Garth Patil <garthpatil at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > > I use the generateSitemap.php maintenance script in MW 1.11.2, and it
> > > takes ~30 seconds for 130,000 pages. However, this is on a dedicated
> > > server, running from the command line.
> > > /Garth
> > >
> > > On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 8:50 PM, Andrew Miller <
> andrew at richmondwiki.org>
> > > wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > Anybody have experience with the generateSitemap.php maintenance
> script
> > > in
> > > > MW 1.12 for building sitemap.xml files? How long does it normally
> take
> > to
> > > > run? I've tried running it from PHPShell (I host on Network Solutions
> > so
> > > no
> > > > command line) but it times out after a few minutes.
> > > >
> > > > Unfortunately all of the extensions for generating sitemaps seem to
> be
> > > > outdated and no longer supported since this maintenance script was
> > added.
> > > > Any other solutions?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks in advance,
> > > > Andrew
> >
> >
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