[MediaWiki-l] My wiki stopped working
sabine.melnicki at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 11:37:34 UTC 2015
usually, the page Special:Version will tell.
> On 2015.12.31, at 11:45, Nomad of Norad <nomad-php at joshua-wopr.com> wrote:
> On 12/29/2015 6:58 AM, Bartosz Dziewoński wrote:
>> On 2015-12-29 09:32, Nomad of Norad wrote:
>>> Yeah, very old install of Mediawiki. Might be from a decade ago, my
>>> memory is hazy. Presumably I can just install the newest version of
>>> Mediawiki and it will convert over the articles and login-accounts in
>>> the DB and stuff to whatever format the current one uses? Or is there
>>> something I need to check first?
>> Yes, it should just work. Unless you're upgrading from MediaWiki version older than 1.5, in which case it might be a bit more involved (there were major schema changes in 1.5). The process is basically to extract the new files over the old ones and run the update.php maintenance script (or the web updater, if you don't have shell access and your wiki is small).
>> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Upgrading explains it all rather well, and also notes the various corner cases run into (but probably won't).
> So, how do I determine which version I currently have?
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