[Mediawiki-l] upgrading to Mediawiki 1.17.0

Platonides Platonides at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 21:09:59 UTC 2011

John Foster wrote:
> Not sure if I can help but I just did a similar upgrade. I had to go into
> the /maintenance directory in the /mediawiki-1-17.xx and run as the owner
> php-update.php   which updated the internals for mediawiki's php system. I
> then removed the tables from the data base that had been created during the
> new installation, and used the command line instructions   'mysql -u *username
> *-p database_name<  wiki.sql'  (minus quotation marks) to import the
> 'wiki.sql' that I had exported from the old mediawiki. It worked fine.

What? That's wrong.
You just need to run update.php in the system with the old database. 
It's useless, if you then drop the tables. And if you import the data 
from the old schema, you will need to run update.php *after that*.

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