[Mediawiki-l] How do I update mediawiki on a shared webhosting?

Brion Vibber brion at pobox.com
Thu Sep 29 00:49:15 UTC 2011

On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 5:34 PM, Isabell Alcott
<uv22ealcott at googlemail.com>wrote:

> Im using Version 1.15 (sorry, I did not mention that)
> So I am running through these steps:
> Web (MediaWiki 1.16 and earlier)
> In MediaWiki 1.16 and earlier, you can upgrade the wiki by re-running the
> web
> installer<
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Installing_MediaWiki#Run_the_installation_script
> >.
> To do this, I follow these steps:
>   1. Rename *LocalSettings.php* to *LocalSettings.old.php*

>   7. Restore permissions on the *config* directory
> So all what i get is a new LocalSettings.php and no update. U can call me
> "Frank" but this really does not work for me.

To double-check: are you upgrading *from* 1.15 or *to* 1.15?

Whether you run updates from the command-line or using the installer, you do
first need to replace the old MediaWiki files with the new ones. If you run
the updater/installer for the same version you're already running, it'll
just do a run over the database and end up not adding anything new.

(Yes it's not as convenient as the auto-update systems in say modern
WordPress. We're still working on that one. :)

You should probably upgrade directly to 1.17 and skip over 1.16 (but be
aware 1.18 should be released within a couple weeks, it's getting its
incremental deployment & shakedown on Wikimedia's sites right now).

-- brion

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